Friday, November 18, 2022

grandma's cookbook . . . Squash Rolls for Thanksgiving!

Can you believe it . . . Thanksgiving is almost here! I love Thanksgiving! We celebrated Thanksgiving early this year, but I love getting together with family, having dinner together, and I love putting up the Christmas tree as soon as dinner is over - although this year we will put our tree up next weekend. I celebrate Christmas for a full month . . . each time my grandsons are at my home between Thanksgiving and Christmas, they get to open a gift! (Most of them are small items, but they most certainly add to the fun!!!) I absolutely love, Love, LOVE giving gifts!!!

So, today I'm sharing the recipe for my favorite squash rolls. Several years ago I saw this recipe in Taste of Home magazine and it has been my favorite roll recipe ever since!

Ingredients -

  • 1 package (1/4 ounce) active dry yeast
  • 1 cup warm milk (110° to 115°)
  • 1/4 cup warm water (110° to 115°)
  • 3 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 cup mashed cooked butternut squash
  • 5 to 5-1/2 cups all-purpose flour, divided
Directions -
  • In a large bowl, dissolve yeast in milk and water.
  • Add butter, salt, sugar, squash and 3 cups flour; beat until smooth
  • add enough flour to form a soft dough on a floured surface knead until smooth and elastic - 6-8 minutes
  • place in greased bowl turning once to grease top, cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled - about an hour
  • punch dough down, form into rolls and place in two greased 10-inch cast iron skillets or 9 inch round baking pans
  • cover and let rise until doubled - about 30 minutes
  • bake at 375 for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown - makes 2 dozen rolls
These rolls are beyond yummie as rolls and if you have any left-overs . . . you may need to double the recipe to have left-overs . . . they make the most amazing rolls for sandwiches with your left-over turkey! Enjoy and Happy Thanksgiving!

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