As soon as October pops by to say hello, i always make a batch of pumpkin & cinnamon rolls. This time around i was feeling a little snazzy, and added some chopped walnuts into the mix.
I used to source my pumpkin puree from Amazon, as it was pretty hard to come by, but most supermarkets now sell it.
Praise the lord!
I picked up a couple of tins from Waitrose.
This recipe takes a little time, but oh sweet mother it’s SO worth it. They are totally delicious.
Plus i freeze half the batch, so i always have some of these tasty treats on stand-by.
It isn’t officially Autumn or October, until you have tried one of these babies.
Pumpkin, Cinnamon & Walnut Rolls.
- 400g all-purpose flour
- 3 Tablespoons granulated sugar
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 package instant yeast (1 packet = 2 and ¼ teaspoons)
- ½ cup water
- ¼ cup milk
- 2 Tablespoons unsalted butter
- 1 large egg
- Half a tin of pumpkin puree.
- 125g unsalted butter, softened to room temperature
- 2 Tablespoons ground cinnamon
- ¼ cup brown sugar
- 1 cup of icing sugar
- Half a cup of water
- Teaspoon Vanilla essence
- 60g chopped walnuts
- In a large bowl, mix the flour, the sugar, salt, and yeast together. Set aside.
- To a pan, heat the water, milk, and butter together until the butter is melted (about 30-45 seconds).
- Stir the butter mixture into the flour mixture.
- Add the egg and knead with hand.
- Knead for around 10 minutes, adding more flour if the dough is sticky.
- Leave to prove for 30 minutes, and then knead again for 5 minutes.
- Leave to prove again for 90 minutes.
- To a bowl, add the sugar, cinnamon, pumpkin puree, and butter and mix.
- Put to one side.
- Preheat the oven to 200 degrees for 15 minutes.
- Roll out the dough so it’s a long rectangle shape.
- With a large spatula, smear the filling thickly across the dough.
- Roll-up. Cut into 3cm slices, and add to a baking dish that is lined with greaseproof paper.
- Lower the oven to 160 degree, and cook the buns for 15-20 minutes.
- To a bowl, add the icing sugar, water and vanilla extract and mix until all lumps are gone.
- Add the walnuts to a sandwich bag and bash them till they are all broken.
- Remove the buns from the oven, and remove from the baking dish.
- Spoon the glaze over the buns, and sprinkle the walnuts over.
- Slice, and serve.
The cosy, Autumnal smell engulfs the whole house.
Plus these babies, with a cuppa. Well that is perfection right there.
I have added a video below showing the cooking process.
Thanks for reading as always.