It's the season of pumpkin and why not make some pumpkin dinner rolls? These rolls are super soft and fluffy. Let's not forget they're super cute and beautiful like the real pumpkins. A fun bread project to do at home.
Mix honey and warm water. Then sprinkle dry yeast and give it a mix. Leave for 3-5 minutes for the yeast to activate.
Put the rest of the rolls ingredients in a standing mixer bowl including yeast mixture. Mix to incorporate and then knead for 5 minutes. The dough will be a tad sticky. Grease your hands to avoid it from sticking.
Form into a ball and place it in a greased bowl and coat the dough surface with some oil. Cover the bowl tightly with a cling film and leave the dough to rise until double its size.
Place the risen dough on a floured working surface and knead it lightly into a log. Cut it into 4 equal pieces and then cut each piece into 4 equal smaller pieces. You will end up with a total of 16 pieces. Form each piece into a ball.
Take a ball and tie it loosely with a kitchen string to get 8 section. Make a tight knot at the end. Place it on a baking tray with a baking sheet. Repeat with the rest of the balls. Leave them for around 30 minutes to puff up a bit.
Brush the pumpkin balls with some egg wash. Bake in a preheated oven at 350ºF (175ºC) for 20 minutes or until golden brown and fully cooked. Remove from the oven and immediately brush them with some melted butter. Then leave for them to cool completely on a rack.
Carefully cut the kitchen strings on the top and the bottom of the pumpkin rolls. Gently pull the strings to remove them. Place a pumpkin seed on each pumpkin roll. Serve and enjoy!