Wholemeal Pumpkin Rolls with Honey

    3 hours 12 minutes

    The wholemeal flour and pumpkin purée add anti-oxidant vitamins and fibre to these rolls. They are delicious too.

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    Serves: 24 

    • 1 sachet (7g) active dry yeast
    • 1/2 cup (125ml) lukewarm water
    • 1/4 cup (90g) honey
    • 1 2/3 cups (430g) cooked, puréed pumpkin
    • 2 tablespoons olive oil
    • 4 1/4 cups (600g) plain flour
    • 1 cup (140g) wholemeal flour
    • 2 teaspoons salt
    • 1 1/2 cups (220g) unsalted, shelled pumpkin seeds, lightly toasted

    Preparation:3hours  ›  Cook:12min  ›  Ready in:3hours12min 

    1. Sprinkle yeast over lukewarm water in a large bowl. Leave until foamy, about 5 minutes. Add honey; stir until it dissolves. Stir in pumpkin and oil. Stir in plain flour, wholemeal flour and salt to form a dough.
    2. Place dough on a lightly floured work surface. Knead until smooth and elastic, about 10 minutes, adding more flour as needed to prevent sticking. Work in pumpkin seeds. Place dough in a lightly oiled bowl. Turn to coat. Cover loosely with plastic wrap. Leave to rise in a warm place until doubled in volume, about 1 hour 30 minutes.
    3. Line 2 baking trays with aluminium foil. Punch the dough down. Form dough into 24 equal-sized rolls. Place on prepared baking trays. Cover loosely with plastic wrap. Leave to rise in a warm place until doubled in volume, about 1 hour.
    4. Preheat oven to 200 degrees C. Uncover rolls. Bake until puffed and golden and a hollow sound is produced when rolls are tapped on the bottom, about 12 minutes. Serve warm.

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    GREAT recipe! I made it yesterday and it worked perfectly. Today they are still fresh and soft, yummy!  -  13 Apr 2009


    For you information, vegans definitely do not eat honey. Let me explain: We consider it cruel as the bees make it for their own dietary needs, that is to feed their hives and sustain their young. The production of honey from a single bee over its entire lifetime is only one-twelfth of a teaspoon! So each tablespoon of honey represents the workload of thirty six bees!! Furthermore, to obtain the honey, the bees are smoked out of their hives, which goes straight into their eyes and respiratory system. Bees are killed in this process. Please remove the vegan label or adjust your recipe accordingly.  -  16 Oct 2009