Pumpkin Buns [From Pumpkin Soup to Golden Buns]


We went back to my mom's place during Hari Raya holiday which was a month ago. Mom harvested lots of pumpkins from her veges patch, my sis took two and mom insisted that I should bring back all her stock since there were few more maturing in no times. We came back with one large and three medium size pumpkin, total weight was about 10 kgs!

It was a pumpkin month for us with lots of pumpkin dishes such as pumpkin salad, mom's style pumpkin, pumpkin cake, and tempura. I made the last pumpkin into huge pot of pumpkin soup and keeping some in the freezer for future use. For these buns, I used pre-prepared pumpkin soup instead of mashed pumpkin. They were golden in colour, soft and with a hint of pumpkin.

The main differences between mashed pumpkin and pumpkin soup are extra ingredients and spices used in the soup such as onion, garlic and pepper. When cooking soup onion and pumpkin were sauteed, caramelised onion and pumpkin enhanced the aroma of soup.


This one is with cheese.

Ingredients (8-10 buns):
250g all purpose flour
170g thick pumpkin soup
10g butter/shortening
10g sugar
10g milk powder
½ tsp salt
1 tsp instant dry yeast

10 pcs pumpkin sticks
1-2 tbsp full cream milk


  1. Place all ingredients except pumpkin sticks and milk, in bread maker and select Dough mode.
  2. Once the dough is ready, turn it out on a lightly floured surface, punch out air and divide into eight to nine equal portions. Rest dough for 10 minutes.
  3. Shape each portion into a small ball, make an impression in the center and use a pair of scissors or a sharp knife to make slits around the ball.
  4. Cover shaped dough with a kitchen towel and let them rise in a warm place for 30 minutes or until they are doubled in size.
  5. Brush doughs with milk and stick a pumpkin stick in the center/impression of each dough.
  6. Bake in preheated oven, 170ºC for 15-18 minutes. Cool on rack.

Comments :

17 comments to “Pumpkin Buns [From Pumpkin Soup to Golden Buns]”
Jeannie said...

Wow! Lovely buns, so brightly coloured.

Joudie's Mood Food said...

This is the most creative thing i have seen with pumkin and bread. How wonderful and just so so beautiful. I love this!

Anonymous said...

these are so cute and creative! how does the pumpkin soup affect the taste of the buns?

Elin said...

lovely pumpkin buns ! thanks for sharing. Will try this out one day. Now in my long long list of to do :)

Jess @ Bakericious said...

beautiful pumpkin buns, love the color and also the cheese filling, yum yum!

Anonymous said...

I like it, no colouring , no preservative !

Angie's Recipes said...

I love anything pumpkin! These buns look tasty.

C&G : said...

What a great idea! It looks goooood! I've just discovered your blog. I like it ;-D

Stefanie said...

Those are too cute. I like how you put the sticks in them. :)

Emily Z said...

Wow, these look awesome! I like the cheese inside as well! What a great, tasty treat for this time of year! Nice blog, I came over from Foodbuzz. Congrats on making the Top 9!

Hot Polka Dot's Mom said...

These are absolutely adorable and so creative. I am definitely going to try this recipe.

Shirley said...

These are beautiful! But what are pumpkin sticks? Just part of the pumpkin stem?

shannon abdollmohammadi said...

Wonderful post!!! Great Pics and congrats on making Foodbuzz Top 9!! That is totally cool!!!

Anonymous said...

Those look wonderful! So for the one with cheese inside do you form the dough ball around the cheese before baking?

Anonymous said...

these look so sweet! In every sense of the word! :)

lena said...

these buns look wonderful and congrats for making it to top 10 in foodbuzz!

Jessica said...

I love the idea, many thanks.

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