When the pumpkin patch hits the grocery store, we are immediately reminded of Fall and the obligatory sweets that come with the holiday season. This delicious take on the ordinary sticky roll combines creamy pumpkin, spicy cinnamon, and crunchy pumpkin seeds into a new flavor adventure.
There are no unusual ingredients in this recipe, just unusual flavor pairings. But simple ingredients such as flour, milk, salt, butter and eggs are staples that most cooks already have in their baking stash.
Yeast are lazy creatures and won't move an inch in your favor if you don't feed them sugar (sound familiar). So, the first step in your baking quest is making sure you provide them with plenty of sugar, warm water, and room to grow.
Although pureed pumpkin comes with a hint of natural sweetness, it never hurts to up the ante by adding in a little bit (okay, a lot!) of the addictive white sugar stuff. Mix it all together until your gooey mess starts to look something like cookie dough.
This decadent recipe calls for slathering the dough in not just a little, but a whole lotta melted butter! Margarine lovers need not apply for this slick drama. Use a pastry brush to spread the liquid gold all over the surface of this naughty treat.
Now is your chance to play with your food! After evenly sprinkling the cinnamon sugar mixture across the surface of the dough, roll it into a log. The best part is licking your fingers after you're done!
Place your pretty new pinwheels into a well buttered baking dish and give them about 45 minutes of rest to double in size. After that, they are ready to bake for 30 minutes in a 350 degree preheated oven.