Sage and Orange Pumpkin Rolls

Tis the season for all things pumpkin.  These dinner rolls rely on the humble can of pumpkin puree for softness, and bring out those fall flavors with a little sage, orange zest and a touch of honey.  And a sprinkling of cheese for good measure.  Perfect for upcoming holiday feasts, or to pair with a warm bowl of soup or stew for a satisfying autumn meal.

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Vanilla Orange Milk Bread

The AnkarsrumUSA blog turns 5 soon, so we’ve been featuring some of our favorite companies in blog posts this month that will result in a huge giveaway (including a mixer) at the end of May. This one features a company that makes one of the most important ingredients in baking: flour. While high gluten flour might conjure up loaves of hearty crusty bread or chewy pizza crust in your mind, we are utilizing Central Milling’s lovely High Mountain bread flour for a soft fluffy enriched dessert bread.

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Beer Bread

Mid-March we scrapped everything that had been planned for the blog this year because of all the craziness with Covid-19. We have literally been going week to week, trying to gauge the grocery stores, figure out what people can get, what they might have on hand. Recipe creations have come from the most random situations. A few weeks ago, my husband and I bought some beer from a local brewery (pickup only!!) in an effort to support local businesses and help them try to make it through these tough times. Most of the beer we really enjoyed, but one chocolate stout was too sweet for our tastes. Rather than dump it out, which felt extremely wasteful (especially right now), I just added it to some bread dough that I was making. And so this recipe was born. And my family has been enthusiastically eating it ever since. We’ve teamed up with DoughEZ for this post and are featuring their mat and bread pan that will be part of a big giveaway at the end of the month.

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