Maple glazed pumpkin buns

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These cute little buns are soft, warm and perfect with a cup of tea or buttered for breakfast. They have very little amount of sugar, so make perfect treat for kids too. And also look so gorgeous, that I will make them again for Halloween.

INGREDIENTS: (makes 8)

1/2 cup pumpkin puree

120 ml (1/2 cup) milk – lukewarm

3 tbsp  butter – melted

1 egg

50 g white sugar

1/2 tsp salt

2 tsp  dry yeast

 350 g white flour

4 whole pecans

1-2 tbsp maple syrup to brush the buns

PREPARATION

  1. In a small bowl mix the milk, yeast and a pinch of sugar. Let it sit for 5 minutes or until start to bubble
  2. Sift the flour and add puree, sugar, salt, butter, egg (reserve small amount for brushing later), and yeast mixture. Knead until the dough is soft and elastic. Put it in a bowl and cover. Let it rest for an hour, or until it double in size.
  3. Once proofed take the dough and knead again few times. Cut into equal peaces and form small bolls.
  4. Using scissors cut the bolls 5-6 times so they resemble pumpkin.
  5. Place them on a baking paper and using a thin brush or a pencil, poke a hole in the middle of each bun
  6. Brush each bun with the leftover egg and bake at 180 until golden
  7. When ready, put half pecan into the hole of each bun and brush with maple syrup.

 

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