Orange-Scented Pumpkin Buns

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These heavenly rolls are great spread with honey at brunch, or dipped in turkey gravy at dinner.

Difficulty: Medium

Hands-on: 30 minutesTotal: 2 hours 35 minutes

Serves: 10

Ingredients

  • ¾ cup water
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 1¾ tsp. active dry yeast (1 package)
  • ½ cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup pumpkin purée
  • 2 tsp. plus ⅛ tsp. kosher salt, divided
  • ½ tsp. ground nutmeg
  • 2 Tbsp. grated orange zest
  • 5 cups bread flour
  • 1 large egg

Directions

  • In a large bowl, combine water, 1 teaspoon sugar, and yeast. Stir to dissolve and let stand about 10 minutes.
  • Add remaining sugar, butter, pumpkin, 2 teaspoons salt, nutmeg, orange zest, and enough bread flour to create a firm dough. Add flour only to reduce stickiness. Turn out onto a floured surface and knead 8–10 minutes. Return to bowl, dust the top with flour, and cover with a damp cloth or plastic wrap. Rise at room temperature until doubled in volume, about 1 hour.
  • Line a baking sheet with parchment. Turn risen dough onto a floured surface. Shape into a rope, about 3" thick. Slice 2" pieces off the rope, then roll each into a tight ball. Place balls on prepared pan, seam-side down. Dust lightly with flour, cover loosely with plastic wrap, and proof for 30 minutes. Preheat oven to 375°F.
  • Mix egg with remaining salt and brush lightly across proofed rolls. Bake until golden brown, about 20–25 minutes. Cool completely.

Recipe Information

Serves: 10

Ingredients

  • ¾ cup water
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 1¾ tsp. active dry yeast (1 package)
  • ½ cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup pumpkin purée
  • 2 tsp. plus ⅛ tsp. kosher salt, divided
  • ½ tsp. ground nutmeg
  • 2 Tbsp. grated orange zest
  • 5 cups bread flour
  • 1 large egg

Directions

  • In a large bowl, combine water, 1 teaspoon sugar, and yeast. Stir to dissolve and let stand about 10 minutes.
  • Add remaining sugar, butter, pumpkin, 2 teaspoons salt, nutmeg, orange zest, and enough bread flour to create a firm dough. Add flour only to reduce stickiness. Turn out onto a floured surface and knead 8–10 minutes. Return to bowl, dust the top with flour, and cover with a damp cloth or plastic wrap. Rise at room temperature until doubled in volume, about 1 hour.
  • Line a baking sheet with parchment. Turn risen dough onto a floured surface. Shape into a rope, about 3" thick. Slice 2" pieces off the rope, then roll each into a tight ball. Place balls on prepared pan, seam-side down. Dust lightly with flour, cover loosely with plastic wrap, and proof for 30 minutes. Preheat oven to 375°F.
  • Mix egg with remaining salt and brush lightly across proofed rolls. Bake until golden brown, about 20–25 minutes. Cool completely.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Information
Amount per serving
Calories330
Total Fat6g
Saturated Fat3.5g
Cholesterol30mg
Sodium420mg
Total Carbohydrate57g
Dietary Fiber3g
Sugars6g
Protein10g