Make some of these fun Pumpkin Shaped Rolls to serve at your Thanksgiving Dinner this Thanksgiving. Easy to make and a unique idea your guests will enjoy.
Looking for a fun and different way to serve your Thanksgiving Rolls this Thanksgiving Holiday? These Pumpkin Shaped Rolls are a festive way to add some fun to your Thanksgiving Table. They are so easy to make! My mom made these for our Thanksgiving Dinner last year and I am just getting around to sharing them with you.
You can whip these rolls up pretty quickly. I love that you know exactly what is in them…no weird ingredients you can’t pronounce. These are a family favorite and there is nothing better than the smell of baking bread or rolls.
The original creator of this recipe, that I could find, (and where my mom learned how to make them) is Rhodes.com.
COPYCAT RHODES ROLLS RECIPE
Looking for a delicious and easy Roll Recipe? These Copycat Rhodes Rolls Recipe are just like the store bought Rhodes Rolls and are so easy to make at home.
- 4 3/4 cup all purpose flour
- 1 Tbs active dry yeast
- 1 Tbs vital wheat gluten
- 1 cup milk
- 1/3 cup sugar
- 1/3 cup butter
- 3/4 tsp salt
- 2 large eggs room temperature, beaten
Put 2 cups flour in mixing bowl. Add yeast, gluten and salt. Mix well.
In a microwave safe bowl, combine milk, sugar, butter and melt in microwave for 3 minutes or until butter is almost melted.
Stir until butter and sugar is dissolved.
Add eggs to milk mixture. Pour into flour mixture and mix well.
Allow mixture to sit for 10 minutes.
Add the rest of flour, one cup at a time until dough clings to hook and almost cleans the sides. Touch dough lightly. Add more flour if dough sticks to your fingers.
Knead for 3-4 minutes. Dough should be soft, smooth, elastic, wet, and not sticky. Scrape down sides of bowl, oil the top, and cover with plastic wrap.
Allow to rise to double in warm, draft free place (or in oven with pan of hot tap water underneath) for 30 minutes.
Divide dough into 2 piles. Shape into balls and cover with plastic wrap. Allow dough to rest for 5 minutes.
Shape as desired and place on greased baking sheet. (**SKIP TO DIRECTIONS BELOW IF MAKING PUMPKIN SHAPED ROLLS)!
Cover with plastic wrap, allow to rise for 20-30 minutes.
Bake in 375 degree oven for 12-14 minutes or until golden brown.
HOW TO MAKE PUMPKIN SHAPED ROLLS
- Shape each dinner or Texas roll into a slightly flat ball.
- Using scissors, make 6 to 8 cuts, equally spaced, around the outside of each ball about 1/2- inch deep.
- Using the handle of a wooden spoon, poke a deep hole into the top of each pumpkin shaped roll.
- Place on a sprayed baking sheet and cover with sprayed plastic wrap. Allow to rise until almost double.
- Remove wrap and re-poke stem hole.
- Bake at 350°F 15-20 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from oven and brush with butter. Insert pecan pieces into pumpkin rolls for stems.
If you don’t want to use a frozen pre-made dough, you can use your favorite roll recipe, or any other roll recipe you want. Just be sure to follow the directions and roll them into a slightly flattened roll shape.
Looking for some more roll recipes? Sharing some of our favorites below:
- Orange Rolls
- Cheddar Bay Biscuits
- Thankful Rolls
- Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls
- Pumpkin Shaped Dinner Rolls
- Cinnamon Rolls Recipes
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I hope you have a fun and relaxing Thanksgiving Holiday with your friends and family! And that you have are able to enjoy your Thanksgiving leftovers! I think I look forward to the leftovers even more than the actual Thanksgiving Dinner!
Thanks for stopping by! xoxo
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