Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Pumpkin Patch Knot Buns - for spookier sandwiches...

Easy and fun for Halloween, these rolls are made from a family favorite roll dough that freezes well. Easy to color with a tinted egg wash, these fat little rolls make the perfect bun size for Slimy Sliders on A Bun (from yesterday’s post). Even after a few days, these rolls get more moist and tender with time.

If I were a trained chef, I would know just the right trick to “tint” a yeast dough. I’ve only done egg washes - and that gives you just a pastel shade of whatever color you’ve added. I’ve never liked adding food coloring to a dough before baking - it just seems wrong.

So... even if these don’t have the bright orange color you are accustomed to in anything “pumpkin” - it’s still possible to use your imagination. The golden brown sheen on the rolls can almost convince you that it resembles a pumpkin...

For these instructions & step-by-step photos, along with a link to the roll recipe - go to: ("full house" tab)

1 comment:

  1. Oh my gosh! These are just too cute. You did a great job. I'll have to give them a try.