Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls

FoodPornDaily.com is our drool-a-day website.
The cookbook is just as beautiful and where we got the following recipe…

Dough Ingredients:

4 Tbsp. butter, melted
¼ cup granulated sugar (or in our case  Maple Sugar)
½ tsp. salt
1 cup canned unsweetened pumpkin puree
1 large egg, beaten
½ cup lukewarm water (105 – 110 degrees F)
1 packet active dry yeast
1 Tbsp. granulated sugar
3 ¾ cups flour, plus extra- as needed
cooking spray

Filling Ingredients:

4 Tbsp. butter, at room temperature
2/3 cup brown sugar
1 Tbsp. ground cinnamon
¼ tsp. ground cloves
1 tsp. ground ginger
1/8 tsp. ground allspice
1/8 tsp. ground nutmeg



Sourdough Dinner Rolls

Our first recipe from food.com. It went really well with meatloaf, though not very many of the rolls actually made it to the table! They were pretty easy for homemade bread too… we might just make them again to go with tomorrow’s turkey!


1 cup sourdough starter
1 1/2 cups warm water
1 tablespoon yeast
1 tablespoon salt
2 tablespoons white sugar OR 2 tablespoons brown sugar OR sucanat
2 tablespoons olive oil
3 -4 cups flour
(we used half whole wheat, half bread flour)
butter, melted


Esalen Sourdough Starter

Sourdough Starter recipe taken directly from the Esalen cookbook!


2 teaspoons of active dry yeast
2 cups warm water
2 cups whole wheat flour



Mix the ingredients in a glass, plastic or ceramic bowl using a wooden spoon
(Don’t use metal, it will react with the fermentation)
Cover the bowl with a plate and leave at 65 to 70 F for 4 days or until small bubble appear
The starter will smell like sourdough

Keep your started in a glass or plastic jar
If you use it every couple days you can keep it at room temperature
If you use it less often than that, keep it in the fridge to slow its growth
As you use the started for baking replenish the starter with equal parts flour and water
This way you’ll always have a bit of old starter that’s already cultured