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A cute dinner roll idea for the Thanksgiving table

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Debra Wink

A cute dinner roll idea for the Thanksgiving table

http://www.ricenflour.com/recipe/how-to-make-pumpkin-dinner-rolls-recipe/

Method 2 shaping is beautiful and more life-like, but method 1 looks a whole lot easier!  I think that would have to be my choice :)  Maybe method 2 could be modified for a boule ...

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Abe

My goodness they look good. Very cute idea and I think you should definitely give it a go. 

Another idea... If you use butternut squash can you shape it like one? Might be easier ;)

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Debra Wink

Well, I'm tasked with the turkeys and gravy this year, so I won't be baking any breads for Thanksgiving. But maybe they will inspire someone else :)  Can't believe the holidays are almost here!  Where did the year go?

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Mini Oven

with my clay and see what kind of coils or twists I can come up with to simplify.  Tying & Removing strings seems  awkward.  

Came up with dividing the roll into smaller dough balls and pinching flat one side, then put the sections together and let rise.

Pumpkin roll shape

 

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Debra Wink

Mini, that looks like a great idea for a pumpkin brioche loaf. Instead of combining eight dough balls in the traditional loaf pan for Brioche de Nanterre, form serving-sized balls into your pumpkin shape for a pull-apart loaf. Decorate the top with the stem of a bell pepper and sprig or two of Italian parsley -- like this cheese ball:

https://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/pumpkin-cheeseball-3894315

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Mini Oven

it might be wise to use a shallow bowl or frying pan form under it with parchment to keep it from spreading out during the final proofing.  I will save, boil and dry the stems off the squash to decorate the top of the bread.  

I also think the balls should not be weighed to equal size, variation in sizes may give a more natural look.  A hollow center?  Might just shape and bake around the bottom insert of a tube pan and stick in a few washed leaves to decorate the hollow.  Now, where did I put that tube pan?  

I still have my house turned upside down as we move from room to room sorting thru stuff and replacing floors.   Took a break and walked around Kremsmünster Monastery Sunday waiting for the sun to break the clouds.  Didn't happen but kicking up leaves under the ginkgo tree sure was lovely. 

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Debra Wink

 And novel use of a tube pan insert. Please post pics if you give it a go.

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albacore

I thought that was your house, Mini!

Lance

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Mini Oven

it is a large tree but not large enough to store all my kitchen toys.   Sorry, the house behind the tree was built in the 1700's, mine is much younger and a tad smaller.     :)   

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Mini Oven

using oil soaked natural "bast"....   knot is made under the dough over a muffin pan, then decked with bacon and then loosely tied over dough ball letting some room for expansion.  No removal of strings!

http://www.homebaking.at/birnen-thymian-speckbroetchen/

 Happy St. Nicklaus!