Fall is Here!

Such a bittersweet day for me. On the eve of the first day of fall, I bid farewell to summer. Gone are the beach days and the scent of sunscreen. Adios to the trips to our local ice cream shop which seemed to happen on a daily basis. I am officially turning back to my milk chocolate hue instead of the sun-kissed ebony I am in the summer months. It’s been real!

Fall is officially here tomorrow and it comes with its own delights: candy apples, pumpkin patch visits, apple cider donuts, and pumpkin ale. The scent of cloves and cinnamon begin to fill their air around this time, preparing our taste buds for Thanksgiving.

The recipe below inspired me to get in the fall mood. I found this one on the ever addicting Pinterest. I hope you try and enjoy the cinnamon rolls as much as my family, friends, co-workers, and I did. Thank you for this awesome recipe, Sally!

Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls(Recipe from Sally’s Baking Addiction)

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Ingredients:

PUMPKIN DOUGH

  • 1/3 cup (80 ml) milk*
  • 2 Tablespoons (30 grams) unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup (120 grams) 100% pure pumpkin
  • 2 Tablespoons (30 grams) dark brown sugar (or light brown)
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • 2 and 1/4 teaspoons (1 standard package) instant active dry yeast
  • 2 and 1/2 cups  bread flour (340 grams) OR all-purpose flour (315 grams)*

FILLING

  • 1/2 cup (100 grams) dark or light brown sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon EACH ground nutmeg and ground cloves*
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice*
  • 3 Tablespoons (45 grams) unsalted butter, melted

MAPLE CREAM CHEESE GLAZE

  • 3 oz (84 grams) full-fat cream cheese, softened to room temperature
  • 1/4 cup (82 grams) pure maple syrup
  • 2 Tablespoons (30 ml) milk
  • 1 cup (120 grams) confectioners’ sugar, sifted 

Sally gives very detailed instructions and tips for this recipe. You can find them here: http://sallysbakingaddiction.com/2013/09/26/pumpkin-cinnamon-rolls/

These rolls were by far my favorite pumpkin recipe, although I didn’t have one. I took a bite of my Annie’s when they came out of the oven. I had to stop at one bite as I felt myself wanting to keep them all for myself. Shonn requested that I make them again this upcoming weekend. Needless to say, I will be indulging.

More pumpkin recipes to come but in the meantime, what are your favorite fall traditions?