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Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls with Caramel Frosting


1/3 cup milk
2 tablespoons butter
½ cup mashed cooked
pumpkin, or canned pumpkin
2 tablespoons sugar
½ teaspoon salt
1 beaten egg
1 package active dry yeast
1 cup unbleached flour
1 cup bread flour
1/3 cup packed brown sugar
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
2 tablespoons melted butter
Caramel Frosting


1. In a small saucepan, heat milk and two tablespoons butter until warm (120°-130° F) and butter is almost melted, stirring constantly. In a large mixer bowl, combine pumpkin, sugar and salt. Add the milk mixture; beat with an electric mixer until well mixed. Beat in egg and yeast.

2. In a mixing bowl, stir together unbleached flour and bread flour. Add half of the flour mixture to the pumpkin mixture. Beat mixture on low speed for 5 minutes, scrapping the sides of the bowl, constantly.

3. Add remaining flour; mix thoroughly (dough will be very soft). Turn into lightky greased bowl; grease surface of dough lightly. Cover and let rise in a warm place until double; about 1 hour.

4. Punch the dough down. Turn on to a floured surface. Knead a few turns to form a smooth dough, sprinkle with enough additional flour to make the dough easy to handle.
On a lightly floured surface, roll the dough into a 12x10 inch triangle.

5. Combine brown sugar and cinnamon. Brush surface of the dough, with melted butter. Sprinkle with brown sugar mixture. Beginning with the longest side of the dough, roll up jelly roll style; seal seam. With a sharp knife (or long piece of thread– it works better than a knife), cut roll into 12 one inch pieces. Place rolls, cut side up in a greased 9x9x2 baking pan. Cover; let rise till nearly double; 30-45 minutes.

6. Bake in 350° F oven for 20 minutes or until done. Meanwhile prepare caramel frosting. When rolls are done, immediately remove from pan to wax paper lined wire rack. Cool 10-15 minutes. Drizzle with Caramel Frosting.

Caramel Frosting


1/4 cup butter
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 tablespoons milk
1/4 teaspoon vanilla
a dash of salt
1/2-3/4 cup powdered sugar


In a small saucepan heat one 1/4 cup butter till melted. Stir in ½ cup brown sugar and 2 tablespoons milk. Cook mixture over medium-low heat for one minute. Transfer to a small mixer bowl and cool. Add 1/4 teaspoon vanilla, a dash of salt, and ½-3/4 cup powdered sugar. Beat with an electric mixer until well blended.

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