Squash Pull-Apart Dinner Rolls

Recipe by Happy Harry 2
READY IN: 21hrs 25mins
YIELD: 2 dozen




  • In a large bowl, combine milk with yeast, sugar, and salt. Let stand 5 minutes, then add egg and beat well to combine.
  • Add squash and shortening; mash with a fork until shortening is in small pieces. Add 11/2 cups flour and mix well with a wooden spoon. Gradually mix in more flour by the cupful until dough collects around spoon and pulls away from sides of bowl (you may not need all the flour).
  • Transfer to a lightly floured surface and knead 2 minutes. Put dough in a greased bowl; cover with a towel. Let rise in a warm place until doubled in size, 1 to 11/2 hours.
  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees and butter a large baking sheet. Punch dough down, turn out onto a lightly floured work surface, and knead until dough is smooth and supple, about 7 minutes. Cut dough into 4 balls; cut each ball into 6 pieces.
  • Roll each piece into a round and arrange rounds on baking sheet so they barely touch. Brush with melted butter and sprinkle with poppy seeds; cover with plastic wrap and let rise 30 minutes.
  • Bake until golden brown, about 20 minutes. Let cool, then pull apart to serve.