Today we went to a party at my mom's house, and I was asked to take something to eat with a Fall/Halloween theme. This is what I came up with.....
Pumpkin Shaped Chicken Rolls!
Aren't they cute? And they were delicious too. This is how I made them....
I started out by making my favorite roll recipe, and adding orange food coloring.
NEVER FAIL ROLLS
4 1/2 Cups flour
1/2 Cup Sugar
1/4 Cup Warm Water
1/2 Cup melted Butter
1 Cup warm water
2 Yeast Cakes (2 Tbsp.)
1 tsp. Salt
3 Well Beaten Eggs
Add yeast to 1/4 cup warm water and stir until dissolved. Add beaten eggs, sugar, 1 cup water, salt, and melted butter. Mix well. Stir in flour making a soft dough (will be slightly sticky). Cover and let rise to double in bulk. Punch down and place covered in refrigerator. Will keep 48 hours in the fridge. Roll out into rolls and let rise one hour before baking at 400 degrees for 10 - 15 minutes.
I rolled my dough out onto a floured surface, and cut out cute little circles.
Then I scooped Chicken Filling onto the center of each one.
Here is my Chicken Filling Recipe.....
2 Cups cooked cut-up boneless chicken
3 ounces cream cheese
2 Tablespoons Melted Butter
1 Tablespoon Chopped Chives or Onion
2-3 Tablespoons Milk
1/4 teaspoon Salt
1/8 teaspoon Pepper
Mix All Ingredients Together In a Bowl.
After scooping the chicken filling on all of the circles, I folded them up into balls.
***Make sure you pinch the seams tight, and put the seams face down on the pan.***
I diced up celery to use as my stems, and I placed them on top without poking a hole in the role.
They turned out perfect.
I baked them for about 12 minutes at 400 degrees.