Cinnamon-Swirl Pumpkin Rolls

Ingredients

Dough
2 large eggs
2 tablespoons to 1/4 cup lukewarm water*
1/4 cup soft butter
2 1/2 cups Unbleached All-Purpose Flour and 1 3/4 cups White Whole Wheat Flour
1 cup canned pumpkin or squash
1/4 cup Baker's Special Dry Milk or nonfat dry milk
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves, optional
3 tablespoons brown sugar, light or dark
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
2 teaspoons instant yeast
*Adjust the amount of water by the time of year or your climate. For summer, or in a humid enivronment, use the lesser amount of water. In winter, or in a dry climate, use the greater amount. It's always best to start with the lesser amount; you can

Filling
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1 tablespoon ground cinnamon

Glaze
1 cup glazing or confectioners' sugar
1 tablespoon butter
1 1/2 tablespoons milk, or enough to make a "drizzlable" glaze

Instructions

1) Mix and knead all of the dough ingredients together by hand, mixer, or bread machine until you've made a soft, fairly smooth dough.

2) Place the dough in a lightly greased bowl, cover the bowl, and allow the dough to rise for 1 1/2 hours, until it's almost doubled in bulk.

3) Turn the dough out onto a lightly greased surface. Roll it into a 14" x 22" rectangle; the dough will be thin.

4) Mix the cinnamon filling and water. Spread a thin layer over the dough, leaving one short edge free of filling.

5) Sprinkle with crystallized ginger or dried fruit (or both), if desired.

6) Starting with the short end that's covered with filling, roll the dough into a log.

7) Cut the log into nine 1 "-thick rolls.

8) Place the rolls into a lightly greased 9" x 9" pan that's at least 2" deep. Set aside, covered, to rise for 1 hour, or until the rolls look puffy.

9) Bake the rolls in a preheated 375F oven for 25 to 30 minutes, until they're lightly browned and feel set. Remove them from the oven, and set them on a rack. Turn them out of the pan, and allow them to cool for about 15 minutes. Towards the end of the cooling time, make the glaze.

10) To make the glaze: Heat the butter and milk together till the butter melts. Whisk into the sugar.

11) Drizzle the warm rolls with the warm glaze. Sprinkle with chopped nuts, if desired.

Notes: Yield: 9 rolls.

Some changes I made:

I used all purpose flour in place of the whole wheat and I used a cream cheese glaze instead of the plain sugar glaze. I also added chocolate chips into the filling on Kevin's half (which he said was very good).

Next time I think I will add some pumpkin pie spice to the filling, and maybe add some chopped crystallized ginger to botht the filling and the top to get more of a pumpkin-y flavor.

Anyway, these were delicious- my sister said they were the best things I've ever made!

Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Uploaded by: Kelly Fowler
Added on: 2009-10-26 09:55:05