November 17, 2016

Roll Dough Creation

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Pumpkin-Shaped-Rolls | Margaret's Morsels

I recently sorted through months -- if not years -- worth of recipes, discarding the ones that didn't sound as good as they originally did and filing the ones I wanted to cook for my family.  One, however, was kept out because I knew it would be perfect for Thanksgiving.

The recipe was from a flyer I'd received from Bridgford, a company that makes frozen bread dough.  I was familiar with Bridgford because I use their Parkerhouse rolls to make better than garlic bread pull apart rolls. This time, though, with just a few easy additions, the rolls are transformed into pumpkins.




The visual design of the rolls was inspired by Holly, food blogger behind Beyond Kimchee, using a homemade roll recipe.  I substituted the roll recipe my family has come to expect for the holidays, but you can use your favorite roll recipe, or save time and start with a package of frozen rolls from the grocery.

Shape the homemade bread dough or thawed rolls into balls.  I normally get 18 cloverleaf rolls from one batch of dough.  I made the balls a little bigger so I only ended up with 15.


Pumpkin-Shaped-Rolls | Margaret's Morsels

Try to keep the balls close to the same size to ensure they bake evenly. Don't fret, though, if the balls aren't the same exact size because pumpkins aren't all the same size either! 

Put the dough balls on a greased cookie sheet, spacing them about 2-inches apart.


Pumpkin-Shaped-Rolls | Margaret's Morsels

Flatten each ball slightly using the palm of your hand.


Pumpkin-Shaped-Rolls | Margaret's Morsels

Using a pair of kitchen shears or a knife, make six cuts around the edge of the dough.


Pumpkin-Shaped-Rolls | Margaret's Morsels

Make a hole in the center of the dough using your pinkie.

Pumpkin-Shaped-Rolls | Margaret's Morsels

Cover the dough and let rise until double in size.  Insert a pecan piece in the hole in the center for the stem.

Pumpkin-Shaped-Rolls | Margaret's Morsels

Bake for 15 to 20 minutes, or until golden brown.

Whether you make the rolls from scratch or use a package of frozen rolls, these pumpkin shaped rolls are a whimsical and delicious addition to a Thanksgiving meal.

© Margaret's Morsels



16 comments:

  1. What a simple, yet fantastic idea! So cute! I love holiday recipes! If you want a fantastic Thanksgiving dessert recipe check out my blog hop selection for this week; Mascarpone Sweet Potato Pie! It is amazing!

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    1. Thanks, Amber! I'm still trying to figure out what all I'm making for dessert. I'll have to check out your pie recipe. Happy Thanksgiving!

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  2. Oh gosh. This is so cute! :)

    I would love for you to share this with my Facebook Group for recipes, crafts, tips, and tricks: https://www.facebook.com/groups/pluckyrecipescraftstips/

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

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  3. Thanks, Jess! I'll stop by and share it later tonight. Happy Thanksgiving!

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  4. Super cute idea!
    Thanks for the inspiration!
    Michelle

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    1. Thanks, Michelle! Hope you have a Happy Thanksgiving!

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  5. Thanks so much for linking up with Full Plate Thursday! We will have an early Thanksgiving Edition on 11-22 -16, hope to see you there!
    Wishing you a bountiful Thanksgiving!
    Miz Helen

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    1. Thanks, Miz Helen! Happy Thanksgiving from my kitchen to yours!

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  6. What a cute idea! I am definitely going to have try this next Thanksgiving. (Canadians celebrate theirs in Oct.) That said; I wonder if you could create little Xmas wreaths using a similar method? Thank you so much for sharing and HAPPY THANKSGIVING TO YOU AND YOURS. -Brenda-

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    1. Thanks, Brenda! I love the idea of shaping the rolls into Christmas wreaths. I think I'll be experimenting with some roll dough before Christmas! Thanks for writing and for the holiday wishes. I hope your October Thanksgiving was a happy one.

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  7. What a perfect idea for Thanksgiving Margaret. Although something we don't celebrate here in Australia, I'd love to make these next time we have pumpkin soup. Thanks so much for linking up to Thriving on Thursdays last week. I'm featuring your post at tomorrow's party.

    Anne xx

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    1. Hi Anne! I love the idea of serving these with pumpkin soup!!!! Do you have a recipe you'd be willing to share? Thank you for hosting the party and for featuring this tomorrow. Have a good week.

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  8. What fun, Margaret! I love your pumpkin shaped rolls - they are perfect for Thanksgiving. Thank you for sharing with us at Hearth and Soul and Happy Thanksgiving!

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    1. Thanks, April! Thanks for hosting the party. I hope you have a good week.

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  9. These are so cute! I tried to make these once before...but goofed and let the dough rise before trying to make the cuts! Yikes...the first one deflated like a balloon! You have inspired me to try again..and not letting the dough rise first LOL! Thank you for sharing with us at Friday Favorites! Your post will be featured at our next Friday Favorites Link Party! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving - Hugs- Christine at Light and Savvy

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    1. Thanks, Christine! I'm glad it inspired you to try the rolls again. I think they are adorable and can't wait to serve them with our Thanksgiving dinner. Thanks for hosting and featuring the rolls at your link party. Have a good rest of the week!

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