Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Pumpkin Whole Wheat Bread Machine Rolls (Frugal Food Thursday)

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Google is the very best thing that has happened to cooking since the invention of the oven, I think.

On Thanksgiving morning, I decided I wanted to make some rolls to go with dinner.  And I wanted them to be made with whole wheat flour.  And I wanted to add some canned pumpkin to them.  And I wanted to use my breadmaker to make the dough.

So, I put those terms in Google, and out popped girlichef's Whole Wheat Pumpkin Rolls.

The recipe fit all my requirements perfectly.  And the photo looked scrumptious.

So, I gave the recipe a try.  I did make a few changes, though.  Instead of milk, I used water, as I don't mix meat and milk at the same meal.  Also, the recipe called for bread flour, which I did not have on hand.  Instead, I used all-purpose flour and added 4 teaspoons of vital wheat gluten, which I happened to have on hand from some previous bread-making experiments.

The results: Though mine didn't look quite as beautiful as girlichef's, they were absolutely delicious!

Here's the recipe:


3/4 cup warm water
4 tbsp butter, melted
1/2 cup pumpkin puree (not pumpkin pie filling!)
1/3 cup honey
1 tsp salt
1-1/2 cup whole wheat flour
1-1/2 cup all-purpose flour
4 tsp vital wheat gluten
1 tbsp yeast

Add the ingredients to the bread machine in the order shown or in the order described by your bread machine's manual.  Set on the dough cycle.

When the dough cycle finishes, remove the dough to a floured surface.  Knead the dough for 1 minute.  Separate the dough into 16 pieces and roll each piece into a ball.  Place the dough balls in a 4x4 pattern in a greased 8x8 pan.  Cover the pan with a dishtowel and allow the dough to rise for 1 hour in a warm area.

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.  Bake for 15 minutes, then cover the rolls with aluminum foil to prevent overbrowning and bake for another 5-10 minutes.  Allow to cool, then remove rolls and break them apart.

Makes 16 rolls.

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Miz Helen December 2, 2012 at 11:26 AM  

Hope you are having a great weekend and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
Come Back Soon!
Miz Helen

Love Bakes Good Cakes December 4, 2012 at 11:03 AM  

I need to try these - I enjoy making (and eating) homemade bread! Pinned - Thank you for sharing at All my Bloggy Friends this week!

shelly December 5, 2012 at 8:42 AM  

My son would love these! He loves anything pumpkin and these look delish.

Unknown December 5, 2012 at 9:09 AM  

These sound amazing! I'll have to make them this week with spaghetti squash! Thanks for sharing!

Annabelle Lea December 5, 2012 at 9:36 AM  

Frugal and wholesome! I love that the ingredient list is simple. Now all I need is a bread machine... :)

Unknown December 5, 2012 at 10:03 AM  

Those look scrumptious.....adding to my list of recipes to try....thank you.

Alisha K December 5, 2012 at 11:03 AM  

Thank you for sharing as much as my family loves pumpkin I am sure they will love these.

Shannon December 5, 2012 at 2:35 PM  

Yummy, my daughter would love these, and I have yet to use our breadmaker!

Jessica December 8, 2012 at 6:12 PM  

Don't you just love bread machines? They make it so much easier to make yummy treats like these! I missed your hop again :( I'll try to remember next time (I don't usually do much blog stuff on Thursdays). Thanks for sharing at Meatless Monday!

Alea Milham December 10, 2012 at 6:52 PM  

Your pumpkin whole wheat bread looks tasty! Thanks for sharing your recipe with the Hearth and Soul Hop.

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