Mrs Pumpkin and Mr Squash are in trend this autumn! 🙂 It seems everybody is obsessed with them and cooks lots of dishes. Bright, sweet-smelling and delicious, that is hard to resist and don’t to eat it; moreover pumpkin is a great course of vitamins A, C, B, K, E!
Pumpkin always pairs good with such warming spices like nutmeg, cinnamon, and vanilla. And it’s amazing how all the cozy autumn spices make cool weather quite easy to enjoy, and bring a sense of comfort on cold days.
Today recipe is for all Mrs Pumpkin’s admires! 😀
These rolls are perfect for weekend breakfast, or simply enjoy it anytime! Cinnamon-scented pumpkin filling, cheese glaze and hazelnuts make rolls crazy delicious!
Actually, it was an experiment. I had to use cottage cheese leftovers, and firstly I planned to make cookies; but it seemed bored, besides that I’d made shortbread cookies a day before, thus idea of pumpkin rolls was born!
As you may see, I’m so pleased with the result of my experiment! Perfectly spiced and tender rolls! They can be served with lightly sweeten mascarpone or yogurt instead of cheese glaze. And one more important thing – the dough has no yeast, so the rolls can be easily made in the morning or when you’re short on time and don’t have time to wait for the dough to rise. 🙂
Mrs Pumpkin's Rolls
1 egg, at room temperature
40g brown sugar
120-150g cottage cheese
80g plain flour
110g wholewheat flour*
1/2 tsp/2.5g baking powder
a pinch of salt
1/3 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp vanilla extract
20g butter, melted
1 medium apple
1 Tbsp lemon juice
1 Tbsp butter
1 Tbsp olive oil
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp nutmeg, freshly grated
30g mix of dark muscovado and brown sugar/ or only brown sugar (adjust sugar to taste)
20g butter, melted, for brushing the dough
Honey cream cheese glaze
70g Philadelphia cream cheese, at room temperature
1/2 Tbsp liquid honey
2-4 Tbsp full fat milk
icing sugar, if needed
hazelnuts, roasted and roughly chopped
- For the dough, beat egg with sugar until pale and sugar is dissolved about 4-5 minutes. Add cottage cheese and fold in. Add flours, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, vanilla and mix in. Stir in butter and mix to combine. The dough should be soft but not sticky. *Add more flour if the dough is too sticky. Cover and keep to rest.
- Meanwhile, prepare pumpkin filling. Core and cut in small cubes pumpkin and apple. Heat butter and olive oil in a frying pan, add pumpkin and apple cubes, drizzle with lemon juice; saute on a medium heat for 8-10 minutes or until pumpkin is soft. Add cinnamon and nutmeg, mix and set a side to cool. Blend to get a puree.
- Roll the dough out to 37×26 cm rectangle. Brush the dough with melted butter, then sprinkle with brown sugar. Spread evenly the pumpkin mixture on the dough. Cut the dough into 8-10 equal strips, and carefully roll each strip into a ‘barrel’.
- Transfer rolls to the baking tray, lined with baking paper and greased. Bake in preheated 180C oven for 25-30 minutes or until golden-brown.
- For the glaze, beat the cream cheese until smooth, then add honey and milk and beat again. If you want to make the glaze more liquid add more milk and mix. Add icing sugar, if it’s not sweet enough.
- Arrange pumpkin rolls on a serving plate, pour the glaze over the warm rolls, and sprinkle with hazelnuts.
- Enjoy warm!
Rolls can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge up to 3 days (without glaze). Reheat before serving.
Pumpkin rolls not only look amazing, they taste great! 😉