Pumpkin shaped dinner rolls, the perfect delicious bread to serve for your thanksgiving meal.
Makes 24 dinner rolls
⅓ cup water, warm
1 ⅓ cups milk, warm
2 ¼ tsp. yeast
⅓ cup sugar
5 tbsp. butter, room temperature
1 ½ tsp. salt
5 cups flour
Combine warm water and milk. Add yeast and sugar. Let rest 10 minutes, then add 5 tbsp. butter, egg, salt and flour. Mix until dough is smooth. Dough will be slightly sticky to touch. Cover with plastic wrap and set in a warm place. Let rise until double, about 1 ½ hours. Divide dough in 24 small balls.
6 tbsp. butter, room temperature -to spread on dough
3 tbsp. melted butter -brush before rising
24 pretzel sticks
egg wash, mix 1 egg white & 1 tbsp. cream
On a floured surface, roll out each ball into a 6-inch circle or oval. It doesn't need to be pretty nor an exact circle. The goal is to flatten it.
Spread with some butter. Roll up half way. Make 5 cuts towards the rolled up part of the dough. See picture for reference.
Continue rolling until completely rolled up.
Bring the ends toward each other creating a circle (donut).
Place roll into a greased muffin pan.
Brush with melted butter.
Place a pretzel stick into the center of each roll. Let rise until double, about 1 hour.
Brush with egg wash just before baking.
Bake at 375℉ for 15 to 20 minutes, until golden brown.