Pumpkin Buns

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December 19, 2023
Difficulty: easy
8 servings
35 min
Recipe for sweet and soft pumpkin buns.

Cooking soft sweet pumpkin buns in the oven. It's a great seasonal treat: simple, delicious, airy and flavorful! They are perfect as toast for breakfast or as an appetizer for a fall dinner.

Important: the amount of sugar depends on the type of pumpkin. The sweeter the pumpkin, the less sugar you need to add (the amount varies from about 5-8 tsp or 30-50 grams). Add the sugar gradually and taste the pumpkin puree as it cooks to find the right amount.

The amount of flour needed also depends on the type of pumpkin (the more watery the pumpkin, the more flour is needed). Add the flour gradually, from 170 to 190 grams (1.5 cups). The dough should not be runny.


Cooking Instructions

  1. Peel the pumpkin from the seeds and rind and cut it into small cubes.

    How to make pumpkin buns - step 1.

  2. Put the pumpkin pieces in a bowl, then place them in the microwave, cover and bake for 5-7 minutes. The pumpkin should eventually become soft, but not dry (stop the microwave periodically and check for doneness). The baking time will vary depending on the size of the pieces, the type of pumpkin, and the power of the microwave (I use about 800-1000 W).

    How to make pumpkin buns - step 2.

  3. Transfer the cooked pumpkin to a bowl or blender jug. Add the egg, sugar and zest of one orange. Blend until smooth.

    How to make pumpkin buns - step 3.

  4. Add the baking powder to the flour, then sift it through a sieve into the pumpkin puree. Gradually add the flour until you get the right consistency, stirring occasionally with a spatula.

    How to make pumpkin buns - step 4.

  5. The result should be a small ball of slightly moist and sticky dough.

    How to make pumpkin buns - step 5.

  6. Place the dough on a floured surface and divide into 6-8 equal pieces. Grease your hands with a little vegetable oil and roll each piece of dough into a ball.

    How to make pumpkin buns - step 6.

  7. Put the dough balls on a parchment-lined baking sheet and flatten them, making a small indentation in the center. Top each indentation with half a peeled walnut.

    How to make pumpkin buns - step 7.

  8. Bake in a preheated oven at 180°C (355°F) for 12-15 minutes.

    How to make pumpkin buns - step 8.

  9. Pumpkin buns are ready! Serve them warm with butter, your favorite syrup or jam. Store them at room temperature. When serving again, you can reheat them in the microwave for 10 seconds.

    How to make pumpkin buns - step 9.

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How to make the most delicious pumpkin buns

Pumpkin buns can be a delicious treat (especially during the fall season when the most delicious pumpkin is in the stores). Here are some tips to help you make the best pumpkin scones of your life:

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