Vegan Pumpkin Thyme Parker Home Rolls

Basic Parker Home Rolls are legendary; a buttery sheen highlights the curves of their crisp crusts, concealing a young, fluffy crumb inside. However the conventional version has nothing on this pumpkin-infused plant-based model from The On a regular basis Vegan Cheat Sheet cookbook. 

What you want:

1½ cups plain vegan milk, warmed to room temperature
¼ cup darkish brown sugar, firmly packed
1 packet (1¾ teaspoons) energetic dry yeast
½ cup plus 2 tablespoons vegan butter, divided
¾ cup pumpkin purée
⅓ cup aquafaba
1½ teaspoons salt
6½ to 7½ cups all-purpose flour, divided
1 tablespoon contemporary rosemary, roughly chopped
1 tablespoon contemporary thyme, roughly chopped
1 tablespoon contemporary parsley, roughly chopped
Coarse or flaky sea salt, to garnish

What you do:

  1. In a medium bowl, mix vegan milk, sugar, and yeast. Let stand for 10 to fifteen minutes, till yeast reactivates and turns into barely frothy.
  2. Soften ¼ cup of butter and place in bowl of stand mixer, with pumpkin, aquafaba, salt, 3 cups of flour, and milk combination. Utilizing dough hook, start mixing on low velocity till mixed, scraping down sides of bowl as wanted.
  3. Add remaining flour, ½ cup at a time, till dough comes collectively and varieties a smooth, clean ball. Proceed to knead with dough hook for about 10 minutes, till dough is elastic however not moist or sticky.
  4. Switch to a evenly greased bowl and canopy with a clear kitchen towel. Let relaxation in a heat place for about an hour, or till roughly doubled in dimension.
  5. Preheat oven to 350 levels. On a evenly floured floor, roll out dough to ½-inch in thickness. Use a 2½-inch spherical cookie cutter to stamp out rolls. If dough is sticking to sides, dip cookie cutter in flour first, to coat edges.
  6. Soften remaining butter and brush over prime of every spherical. Fold rounds in half earlier than inserting on a half sheet pan, lined evenly and simply barely touching. Repeat, gathering up scraps and re-rolling, till all dough is used. Let rise for one more 20 to half-hour.
  7. Sprinkle chopped rosemary, thyme, and parsley over prime earlier than baking for 25 to half-hour, till golden-brown throughout. End with a lightweight sprinkle of coarse or flaky salt and serve heat.
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