Pumpkin Dinner Rolls

Recipe by mianbao
READY IN: 3hrs 25mins
YIELD: 32 rolls




  • Put warm water into a large bowl and sprinkle the yeast over the surface; stir to moisten yeast and wait a few minutes for it to start dissolving.
  • Stir in pumpkin, butter, sugar, egg, salt and 3 cups of the flour.
  • Beat until smooth.
  • Mix in enough remaining flour to make a dough that can be handled, but still soft.
  • Knead on a lightly floured surface until smooth and elastic, about 5 minutes.
  • Place in greased bowl; turn greased side up.
  • Cover; let rise in warm place until double, about 1 hour.
  • Punch down dough and divide it in half.
  • Round off each half to make 16 balls, place the dough balls into a greased 9-inch square pan.
  • Do the same with the remaining dough.
  • Let rise until double, about 45 minutes.
  • Heat oven to 350º F.
  • Bake until golden and cooked through, 20 to 25 minutes.
  • (In my oven there were areas that browned too quickly; I covered them with foil and continued baking until done.).