I love my bread machine. I really do. Did I ever tell you my bread machine story?
We lived in Paso on two acres. We had two little people with a third on the way. And that, in itself, was amazing. All my friends had those Bosch mixers to knead bread. I borrowed one and realized it was too much for my brain to handle. So, I told my husband to buy me a bread machine for Christmas.
My bad. I’ve done that at least twice. And still feel bad about telling him what to get me. Anyway, not only did he buy me the bread machine AND several boxed mixes in case I didn’t have what I needed to bake that morning, but he also included a pair of diamond/pearl earrings in the bread pan.
True story. Not lying. Husband of the year. Totally.
If you’ve got a bread machine, with or without the diamond/pearl earrings, you can make these rolls — and bake your sweet hubby happy. And if you don’t yet have that machine of wonder, I’ve included how to make these by hand.
Pumpkin Onion Rolls
- 1 1/3 cup buttermilk
- 1/3 cup neutral oil
- 1 egg
- 1/2 cup pumpkin puree
- 3 tbsp dry onion flakes
- 3 tbsp granulated sugar
- 3 cup unbleached, all-purpose flour
- 1 cup whole wheat flour
- 2 tsp salt
- 2 1/4 tsp active dry yeast
- 1 tsp poppy seeds
To make the dough in a bread machine:
- Assemble the ingredients in the bread pan of your bread machine according to the manufacturer's instructions. Set on dough cycle.
To make the dough by hand:
- Combine the buttermilk, oil, and sugar in a medium-size saucepan and warm slightly over medium heat. Transfer the mixture to a large bowl and add the yeast. Stir and allow the yeast to proof for 5 minutes.
- Add the flours, egg, pumpkin puree, onion flakes, salt, and poppy seeds. Stir to combine well.
- Turn the mixture out onto a lightly floured surface and knead for 5 minutes to create a smooth, elastic dough, adding more all-purpose flour as necessary.
- Transfer to a greased bowl and turn the dough ball to coat. Allow to rise until doubled in bulk, about 1 hour.)
To form the rolls:
- Line a baking sheet with parchment or a silpat mat.
- When the dough is ready, turn it out onto a floured surface and divide into 16 portions.
- Form each portion into a tight round and place them evenly spaced on the prepared baking sheet. Allow the rolls to rise for 30 minutes.
- Preheat the oven to 350 ° Bake the rolls for 15 to 20 minutes or until golden brown.
- Cool the rolls briefly on a rack. Serve warm.