Monday, November 26, 2012

Perfect Post-Thanksgiving Breakfast



Toasted leftover pumpkin-thyme rolls with hot pork sausage and whole berry cranberry sauce . .  . oh, my!

Slow-rising Pumpkin-Thyme Rolls
(From the LA Times)

2 envelopes active dry yeast
1/4 cup warm water (110-115 degrees)
2 large eggs, at room temperature
1 cup canned pumpkin puree (NOT pie filling)
1 stick butter (1/4 pound) at room temperature
1/2 cup sugar
1 tablespoon minced fresh thyme (or 1 teaspoon dried)
2 teaspoons coarse salt (kosher or sea salt)
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
3-4 cups all purpose flour
olive oil for greasing bowl
melted butter for greasing pans

Sprinkle yeast over warm water in large bowl and stir to dissolve.  Beat in eggs, pumpkin, softened butter, sugar, thyme, salt, and cayenne.  

Add three cups flour and beat till smooth, gradually adding more flour as needed to make a soft, sticky, but still manageable dough.

Oil a larger bowl and turn dough into it. Cover with a kitchen towel and let rise in a warm place till doubled (About 1- 1 1/2 hours) Punch dough down, cover tightly with plastic wrap, and refrigerate overnight.

Next day, grease two 8-inch cake pans with melted butter. Punch dough down again and shape into 18 round dinner rolls, arranging them in the pan with 1/2 inch between each. (Dough will be sticky so lightly butter your hand to facilitate handling.) Cover rolls with kitchen towel and let rise in a warm place till doubled in bulk (30 minutes or more.)

Preheat oven to 350. Bake rolls till browned, 20 - 25 minutes.  

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15 comments:

Ms. A said...

Yum!

Thérèse said...

For breakfast oh my indeed! but for the following day why not :-)

Brian Miller said...

i would try it...smiles...the cranberry sauce adds an interesting twist...those rolls sound good...

Merisi said...

Oh yes, that sounds good enough to wake a hibernating bear! :-)

(What with having "the feast" only two days ago, I am still at the stage where I can't think of ever eating again.)

Deanna said...

oh my is right!

Mel said...

Oh yum! I wonder, since I have a can of sweet potatoes, if I can use that instead of pumpkin? Sweet potato biscuits are a mainstay in my family, but I've never made really good ones. I'm better with yeast breads than with biscuits.

Thanks for the inspiration. The cranberry sauce and the pepper together sound amazing.

NCmountainwoman said...

Looks like a really good recipe. I'll have to give it a try.

Martin said...

As with all your culinary efforts, Vicki, this looks delicious!

Janna Zonder said...

Perfect rolls and meat
Salivating, I long for
fragrance, kitchen warmth.

Jinksy said...

Not a lot of use for one person living on their own! :)

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Terri @ Coloring Outside the Lines said...

Yum! So what time is breakfast? :)

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