Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls

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Recently, I found a recipe for pumpkin cinnamon rolls on King Arthur Flour’s website and decided to try them.  I made them in my bread machine but the recipe says you can make them by hand, mixer, or bread machine so it is a real versatile recipe.

When I was ready to add the cinnamon before rolling, I thought there was really too much so I only used half.  After baking, I wish I had used the whole amount so they would have had more a cinnamon-sugar taste so be sure to use the entire amount even if it looks like too much.

Another trick I learned from this recipe is to make sure the rolls are completely cool before adding the frosting and it won’t melt into the rolls and it will look really pretty.  I wish I had realized this before, LOL!

The rolls are absolutely delicious and I hope you try them!

I am just going to post the link to the recipe since there are some great tips included with the recipe ~ KA’s Pumpkin Rolls  I hope that you give them a try if you like to make yeast breads ~ they would be great for the holidays!!!

Happy Cooking!

Hot Cross Buns (Bread Machine)

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Thank you all for the good wishes here and in email.  I am feeling fine right now but I am really trying not to eat anything that’s going to get it riled up again.  It’s just too painful.  I have an appointment with the surgeon on May 11 so we’ll see what happens ~ they told me a couple of years ago they weren’t going to take it out so we’ll see if they change their minds.  If I show up at the ER enough maybe they will.

I love hot cross buns but without any raisins or fruit ~ if you want to add the raisins, just put a cup in at your raisin beep.  This recipe is super easy since it uses the bread machine.  I am NOT a good decorator with frosting so I got frustrated with my crosses and just went all squiggly but I did cut a cross in the dough before baking. I found the recipe on the Betty Crocker website and adapted it.

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Hot Cross Buns (Bread Machine)

Buns

2 eggs plus enough water to equal 1 1/3 cups
1/2 cup softened butter
3/4 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1 1/2 tsps salt
2 tbsps sugar
4 cups flour
1 1/2 tsps yeast

1 egg
2 tbsps cold water

Icing

1 cup powdered sugar
1 tbsp milk
1/2 tsp vanilla

Crack eggs into a measuring cup and add enough water to equal 1 1/3 cups. Place this mixture and all bun ingredients except 1 egg and 2 tbsps cold water in the pan in the order recommended by the manufacturer of your machine. If you are adding raisins, add at the raisin beep (about 5 to 10 minutes before last kneading cycle ends).

Select dough cycle and run machine. Remove doung from machine ~ it may be slightly sticky so flour your hands. Let rest on a floured surface.

Grease 2 9-inch round cake pans. Divide dough in half and each half in eight pieces. Make smooth round balls and place in cake pans about 1 inch apart. Using scissors, snip a cross in the top of each bun.

Let rise in a warm place for at least 40 minutes or until doubled.

Heat oven to 375º. Mix 1 egg and cold water and brush over buns. Bake 18 to 20 minutes or until golden. Remove pans to cooling rack. Cool completely before frosting.

For the frosting: Mix all ingredients in a small bowl, adding more milk, 1 tsp at a time, until smooth and spreadable. Make a cross on top of each bun with the frosting.

Makes 16 buns.

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Happy Cooking!

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Hawaiian Rolls? (Bread Machine)

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I put a question mark up there because the name of the recipe IS Hawaiian Sweet Rolls but I don’t think they taste anything like them.  Don’t get me wrong, they are delicious but they are misnamed, I think.  I wanted a roll similar to the King’s Hawaiian bread ~ no such luck with this recipe.

They are soft and fluffy with a really pronounced lemon flavor.  When I make these again, I will only add 1/2 tsp lemon extract.  I find the lemon flavor really detracts from the rest of the roll.

These would make really good ham sandwiches and would be perfect for Easter brunch or dinner ~ very springy.

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Hawaiian Rolls (Bread Machine)

1 1/2 cups warm water
1 egg
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon lemon extract (I will only 1/2 tsp in the future)
1 tablespoon molasses
1 tablespoon honey
5 tablespoons white sugar
2 tablespoons dry milk powder
2 tablespoons butter flavored shortening
4 1/2 cups bread flour
2 teaspoons active dry yeast

Place ingredients in the pan of the bread machine in the order recommended by the manufacturer. Select dough cycle for a 2 pound batch; press Start. The dough can be a bit sticky, so you may want to add a little bit more bread flour as it mixes.

When complete, turn the risen dough out on a lightly floured surface and divide into twelve equal pieces ~ I made about 18 rolls and could have made more if I made them smaller. Form the pieces into rounds and place on lightly greased baking sheets.

Cover the rolls with a damp cloth and let rise until doubled in volume, about 40 minutes. Meanwhile, preheat oven to 350º.

Bake for 15 minutes, until golden brown. I baked mine about 20 minutes.

Makes 12-18 rolls depending on how large you make them.

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Sandwich Buns (Bread Machine)

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We love these buns and we decided yesterday that I don’t make them nearly enough.  I would think they will freeze nicely so I will make a couple of batches and throw them in the freezer.  The ones I made yesterday I cut with a smaller biscuit cutter since we were having soup and I wanted small BBQ sandwiches to go with it.  For hamburgers, cut them with the size stated in the recipe.

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Sandwich Buns

1 1/4 cups milk
1 egg, beaten
2 tablespoons butter or margarine, softened
1/4 cup sugar
3/4 teaspoon salt
3 3/4 cups bread flour
1 1/4 teaspoons active dry yeast
1 tablespoon butter or margarine, melted

In bread machine pan, place the first seven ingredients in order suggested by manufacturer. Select dough setting (check dough after 5 minutes of mixing; add 1 to 2 tablespoons of water or flour if needed).

When cycle is completed, turn dough onto a lightly floured surface and punch down. Divide dough in half. Roll each portion to 3/4-in. thickness; cut with a 2-1/2-in. biscuit cutter.

Place on lightly greased baking sheets. Brush tops with melted butter. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 1 hour.

Bake at 350 degrees F for 10-15 minutes or until lightly browned.

Makes 12-18 buns depending on how big you cut them.

Happy Cooking!

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Oatmeal Dinner Rolls ~ Bread Machine or Not

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I make this recipe in my bread machine but it’s actually a handmade dough recipe.  I love the taste of these rolls and they go with any kind of meal. The recipe came from one of my gazillions of community cookbooks.

To make them in your bread machine, just put the ingredients in your machine according to the manufacturer’s directions.   In mine, I put liquids, ingredients except for flour and yeast, then the flour, then the yeast.

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Oatmeal Dinner Rolls

1 tablespoon yeast
1 cup warm water
1/4 cup sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1/2 cup quick-cooking rolled oats or old fashioned oats
1 egg, beaten
3 tablespoons oil
3 cups bread flour

Dissolve yeast in warm water. Add sugar, salt, rolled oats, egg, oil and 2 1/4 cups flour. Turn onto floured surface and knead in remaining flour. Knead for a few more minutes. Let rise in warm place for 1 to 1-1/2 hours.

Shape dough into balls and place in greased pan. Let rise about one hour.

Bake at 350º for 20-25 minutes. Butter tops while still warm.

Makes 12-16 rolls depending on size.

Happy Cooking!

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Bread Machine Cinnamon Rolls

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I’ve been making this recipe probably for as long as I’ve had a bread machine ~ which is about 14 years or so.  These are very good and some compare them to Cinnabons but they really aren’t like them.

I usually make these the night before, put them in the pan and put in the refrigerator for baking in the morning.  They always turn out really well.

My recipe is the same as the one on Recipezaar so I am just going to link to that one because I am too lazy today to type it all out, LOL!

Here’s the link:  Bread Machine CInnamon Rolls

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Oatmeal Dinner Rolls

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I have been making these rolls for a long time and they are delicious.  They go with anything and are especially good split with turkey or ham or beef to make a little sandwich.

I throw everything in my bread machine and let it do the work even though this isn’t specifically a bread machine recipe.  Whether you make them by hand or machine, they are good!

Editing to add:  I sub in Splenda for the sugar and it works great, too.

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Oatmeal Dinner Rolls

1 tablespoon yeast
1 cup warm water
1/4 cup sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1/2 cup quick-cooking rolled oats or old fashioned oats
1 egg, beaten
3 tablespoons oil
3 cups bread flour

Dissolve yeast in warm water.

Add sugar, salt, rolled oats, egg, oil and 2 1/4 cups flour. Turn onto floured surface and knead in remaining flour. Knead for a few more minutes.

Let rise in warm place for 1 to 1-1/2 hours.

Shape dough into balls and place in greased pan. Let rise about one hour.

Bake at 350º for 20-25 minutes.

Butter tops while still warm.

Makes 6-8 servings

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Awesome Bread Machine Dinner Rolls

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I can’t say enough good things about these rolls ~ they are delicious!   You do have to check the dough when it gets mixed up in the machine as you may have to add more flour so it isn’t sticky.

This is my standard roll recipe that I use for holidays and everyday dinners. I rarely have any leftover and when I do they are great to use to make a turkey or ham sandwich.

I make mine on the small side ~ probably about the size of a golf ball so I get more than 15. I usually have my whole jelly roll pan full after they have risen.

Awesome Bread Machine Rolls

1 cup water
2 Tbs butter, softened
1 egg
3 1/4 cups bread flour (start with 3 cups and see if you need the extra 1/4 cup ~ I always need it)
1/4 cup sugar
1 tsp salt
3 tsp yeast

Put all ingredients on the pan in the order recommended by the manufacturer. Use the dough cycle.

When finished, pull apart into 15 (or more) balls. Place on greased cookie sheet 2″ apart and brush with melted butter. Cover and set in slightly warm place to rise for about 30-40 minutes or until nearly doubled in size.

Bake at 375º for 12-15 minutes or until lightly golden brown. Remove and brush with butter again.

Makes 15 or more depending on size.

VIEW PRINTABLE RECIPE HERE!

Happy Cooking!

Pizza Dough (Bread Machine)

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I love this pizza dough recipe. It’s easy since my bread machine does all the work and I love the flavor the beer gives to it. I make one large pizza with the dough but you could make two small pizzas (personal size) with one recipe of the dough.

If you’re anything like me, you will forget to let the beer get flat. All I do is pour it into a measuring cup, stir it like crazy for a bit and then let it sit for an hour or so and then it’ll be flat enough. It just can’t foam up in the bread machine.

I have also had good success in making the dough in the morning, putting it in a greased bowl, covered, and letting it sit in the refrigerator all day. I pull it out about an hour before I want to make the pizza to let it come to room temperature.

I have also used this recipe when making a pizza for the grill ~ I use a pizza stone specially made for the grill.

I have a good recipe for pizza sauce but in the picture I used jarred sauce so I will save that recipe for another day.

Pizza Dough (Bread Machine)

1 cup flat beer
2 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons sugar
1 teaspoon salt
2 1/2 cups flour
2 1/4 teaspoons yeast

Put ingredients in bread machine in order recommended by manufacturer. Use dough setting.

When machine is completed, remove dough and place in greased bowl. Cover; let rise in a warm place until doubled in bulk. Roll or press in prepared pan. Brush lightly with olive oil. Cover and let stand 15 minutes.

Add sauce and toppings. Bake at 400º for 24 minutes or until done and crust is crispy on outside.

Makes 1 large pizza or 2 small pizzas.

Happy Cooking!

Choose Your Own Adventure Breadsticks (Bread Machine)

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I made a trip out to the farm stands yesterday. I really wanted some corn on the cob and it’s delicious! I think we are probably at the end of the corn season and I’m lucky to have gotten some. I took a couple of pictures:

All these baskets are full of heirloom tomatoes

All these baskets are full of heirloom tomatoes

I love the green stripes on these watermelons

I love the green stripes on these watermelons

They also sell cut flowers

They also sell cut flowers

I love the color of this zinnia!

I love the color of this zinnia!

On to the breadsticks….

When my kids were young readers, they used to love the Choose Your Own Adventure books and these breadsticks reminded of those books becasue you can put anything you like on top of them. I used coarse salt on some and a garlic herb mixture that I bought from a friend. They are simple to make especially since the machine does all the kneading for me.

Choose Your Own Adventure Breadsticks

1 cup milk
2 tbsps vegetable oil
3 cups flour
2 tbsp sugar
3/4 tsp salt
1 tsp yeast
1 slightly beaten egg white
1 tbsp water
sesame seeds, caraway seeds, coarse salt, Parmesan cheese, Romano cheese, garlic salt or whatever adventure you choose

Put first 6 ingredients in your bread pan in the order recommended by the manufactuerer. Select dough cycle. When cycle complete, remove dough, punch down, cover nad let rest for 10 minutes. Grease baking sheets; set aside.

Divide dough into 32 portions (I only divided mine into 24 portions as I like my breadsticks bready). On a lightly floured surface, roll each portion into an 8-inch rope. Place sticks on prepared baking sheets. In a small bowl combine egg white and water and brush over breadsticks. Sprinkle with whatever adventure you choose.

Bake at 350º for 15 to 20 minutes or until golden brown. Cool slightly on wire racks. Serve warm or cool.

Makes 32 sticks.

Happy Cooking!