After posting this photo on my blog this past weekend I had many requests for the recipe. I am very to happy to share! These little bread bites were scrumptious! And something I will make again soon.
Last week I made a batch of Streusel Pumpkin Sweet Rolls, a recipe that I got from my friend Kristin’s blog. These huge delicious rolls, Joel and my boys rated just below my regular Cinnamon Rolls. They were super good. The recipe for the rolls had called for a cup of pumpkin. I scooped, what I needed, out of the can and then refrigerated the rest.
Naturally I couldn’t let that good pumpkin go to waste so I started contemplating how I could best use it. Finally towards the end of the week I saw a recipe for dinner rolls that were a Pull Apart bread. That was all the inspiration I needed. I took that recipe and tweaked it into the decadent bread above.
Each piece was like the center of a cinnamon roll, soft, light, fluffy, and buttery sweet!
So without further torturing here is the recipe…
Cinnamon-Sugar Pumpkin Pull Apart Bread
1c warm milk
1c canned pumpkin
1/4c shortening or butter
4 1/2- 5 1/4c flour
6T melted butter
Cinnamon and Sugar mix
In a large bowl, dissolve yeast and sugar in the warm milk. After yeast is dissolved, add shortening, egg, pumpkin, salt and 2c of flour. Beat until smooth. Stir in enough of the remaining flour to form a soft dough. Knead in remaining flour 3-5 minutes. Place dough in greased bowl, turning once to coat. Cover, place in warm spot to rise…about 1 hour. Punch dough down. Grease (grease well!) a 10’ Bundt pan. Take small amounts of dough and shape into 1” balls. Dip the dough balls into the melted butter and then into the cinnamon-sugar mix. Coat well. Place in greased Bundt pan. After all the dough is placed into the pan, drizzle the dough with any remaining butter. Cover and let rise about 30 minutes. Bake in 350 degree oven for 30-35 minutes. Let set for 5 minutes then invert onto a serving platter.
Then just dig in! But be careful, if your anything like us, in your attempt to savor the awesome goodness, you may realize a bit too late that it is quite hot! We had a few mouths pop open and a bit of huffing and puffing going on to cool the hot, steamy bread that they had shoved in their mouths.
I of course wouldn’t have been one of THOSE people!