Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Lori's Sweet Rolls

Any of you reading Lori's blog? Well, if not, you should! In between working in the garden and other tasks, she cooks and she bakes...
After reading Lori's recipes, there are some I would like to try and first out is "Sweet Rolls".

Lori used yummy squash; the yellow roundish ones. I didn't have any of those, but.... a couple of days ago DH bought this piece of sweet pumpkin at the market, so I thought when she uses yellow squash - I can use yellow, sweet pumpkin! :)

Sweet pumpkin peeled, chopped and cooking together with apple juice and fresh lemon juice. The pumpkin is very hard to peel, I had to use a very sharp knife - keep fingers safe! Cook until tender and then add a mix of flour and water.

 Here's what it looks like after adding the starch. Set aside to cool completely!

I've never succeeded much with yeast dough, but this one turned out perfect! This is how it looked after it rested for almost 3 hours. It took that long to cool the pumpkin mix! At home (Norway this time of the year) we had said: "put the pot in the snow to cool"! That is not possible here!!! :)

I cut the dough in half, easier to work with less dough. Roll the dough to a rectangle and add part of the filling.
Lori says; "... starting from one of the long edges...."... Errrrrhhh... I was so excited that I started from one of the short edges! After rolling it to the end, cut it into 12 pieces.  Do the same with the other half of the dough - 24 pieces together. Add them all to a big pan (greased) and set to rest again for 30 minutes or so.
In the oven! 

Here they are - done! 24 pieces of deadly yummy sweet rolls! 
I didn't add glaze, because I didn't have powdered sugar at home. This was at 7 o'clock in the night, and who bothers to go shopping for one item at that time?! Not me! 

Want to make it? You'll find Lori's detailed recipe here.

Lori, thank you so very much for sharing this recipe!


Notjustnat said...

That really looks yummy. I must visit Lori to the recipe. Thanks for sharing - Hugs Nat

karenfae said...

some people bake a pumpkin in the oven and then peel the skin back to get to the flesh inside. I have not tried it that way but heard it is much easier to do. I also just peel with a knife and cut it up - I must remember to try the other way sometime.

Michael said...

Great job! They look yummy. I love your saying, "deadly yummy"! They ARE really good. I have some squash cooked and ready to go in the freezer, maybe I should pull a package out and make some this weekend.