These are great! The salt can be cut back a bit. The poppy seeds are pretty, but messy, so I don't use them any more. If made larger, they make great buns for pulled pork sandwiches.
Squash Pull-apart Dinner Rolls
Soft, cheerfully orange, and slightly sweet. Prep and Cook Time: 3 hours.
Yield: Makes 2 dozen
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Amount per serving
- Calories: 137
- Calories from fat: 30%
- Protein: 3.4g
- Fat: 4.5g
- Saturated fat: 1.7g
- Carbohydrate: 20g
- Fiber: 0.9g
- Sodium: 312mg
- Cholesterol: 14mg
- 1 1/2 cups warm milk
- 2 1/4 teaspoons dry yeast
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 1 tablespoon salt
- 1 egg, lightly beaten
- 3/4 cup puréed squash or canned pumpkin
- 5 tablespoons vegetable shortening
- 4 to 5 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 tablespoons butter, melted, plus more for pan
- 2 teaspoons poppy or sesame seeds
- 1. In a large bowl, combine milk with yeast, sugar, and salt. Let stand 5 minutes, then add egg and beat well to combine.
- 2. Add squash and shortening; mash with a fork until shortening is in small pieces. Add 1 1/2 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).
- 3. 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 1 1/2 hours.
- 4. Preheat oven to 400° 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.
- 5. 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.
- 6. Bake until golden brown, about 20 minutes. Let cool, then pull apart to serve.
- Note: Nutritional analysis is per roll.
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