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Pumpkin Rolls

Pumpkin Rolls

Pumpkin Rolls - delicious dinner rolls shaped like pumpkins, perfect for an autumn-themed dinner.

Course Bread
Cuisine American
Prep Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 25 minutes
Servings 12
Author Manuela Zangara


  • 240 ml – 1 cup warm milk
  • 7 gms – 2 ¼ tsp yeast
  • 40 gms – 3 tbsp packed brown sugar
  • 315 gms – 2-1/2 cups flour
  • 30 gms – 2 tbsp butter melted
  • 1 tsp salt
  • Coarse sea salt or pretzel salt
  • Melted butter for brushing on top
  • 12 almonds


  1. Pour the warm milk into the bowl of an electric mixer and sprinkle with the yeast. Let it sit for about 2 minutes to activate.
  2. Mix in the brown sugar and half the flour.
  3. Melt the 2 tablespoons of butter and stir into the mixture.
  4. Add the remaining flour and salt. Mix to form a slightly sticky dough.
  5. Turn the dough onto a lightly floured surface and knead for about 5 minutes, until the dough is smooth but still slightly sticky.
  6. Shape the dough into a ball, place it in a lightly greased bowl, cover with plastic wrap and place it in a warm place to rise until the dough doubles in volume.
  7. Punch the dough down and turn it out onto a lightly floured surface.
  8. Divide it into 12 pieces and roll them into balls.
  9. Using kitchen scissors, cut 6 x 1 cm – ½ inch slits around the dough ball, being sure to leave the centre uncut.
  10. Press an almond vertically into the centre of each roll as the stem.
  11. Place on a baking sheet lined with baking paper and bake the rolls at 230°C – 450°F for 8-10 minutes, until golden.
  12. Remove the rolls from the oven and brush them with melted butter while hot. Sprinkle with coarse salt and serve.