As I am sure you know, this time of year is when bloggers and Youtubers alike become their most basic selves and take advantage of the pumpkin trend. Pumpkin spice lattes, pumpkin patches, pumpkin recipes – you name it, someone somewhere is covering that topic.
Admittedly, pumpkins are very cute and make a great ingredient to incorporate into a recipe, so I have decided to join the bandwagon and share with you a recipe for pumpkin rolls. I originally planned to follow a recipe, but I was meant to go to the cinema to view a Halloween movie, which I’ll be reviewing soon! My time management was a little off, so I ended up following my own method and changing up the ingredients a bit; but they turned out well all the same!
You will need:
220g of pumpkin purée or one pumpkin.
3/4 tbs of baking powder
3/4 tbs of lemon juice
160ml of water
1 tbsp of maple syrup
1 tsp of salt
450g of plain flour
A pinch of cinnamon
A mixing bowl
A hand mixer
A baking tray
1) Preheat your oven to 170°C
2)*For those using an actual pumpkin*
Carve out the inside of the pumpkin, taking out a majority of the seeds and measure out approx 220g. Put the pumpkin into a blender or food processor and add a dash of water to help it blend until you have a purée consistency.
3) Put the water, lemon juice, baking powder and syrup into a mixing bowl and stir thoroughly. Leave for a few minutes. I did not do this, but to add more of that autumn flavour add a dash of cinnamon or other spice of preference to your taste.
4)Add the pumpkin purée to the mixture and stir until it is fully incorporated.
5) Leave the mixture in a greased bowl for about an hour until it has risen in size.
6) Put the mixture into bun cases or bun trays to keep the shape and put into the oven for about 20 minutes.
I took them out of the bun cases when they came out of the oven and wanted to make them look a little more pumpkin-y, so I found some green Halloween themed sprinkles in my cupboard to use as the stalk. I couldn’t find anything orange to use so I sprayed them with a bit of glitter (100% edible, promise!!) to give them that golden-orange style.
I think these bread rolls, although not to plan, turned out really pretty! You can choose to decorate them however you want, and I recommend adding some butter or alternatively jam and cream for a scone feel.
Try these out for yourself and let me know what you think!
What recipes would you like to see next? Let me know!
Love CoffeeeAndCream x