How to make Mini Halloween Pumpkin Buns

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Its that time of year again! Everywhere you look there’s Pumpkins! My Mini Halloween Pumpkin Buns are to die for!👻 Pumpkin shaped buttery soft little munchkins…cuteness overload! Serve these with a soup or stew, on the side of a roast dinner, or enjoy alone. I confess, there were originally 12, only 10 made it to picture day.

Mini Halloween Pumpkin buns

How to make Mini Halloween Pumpkin Buns

Its all in the dough! I wanted my Mini Pumpkin Buns to be an ‘easy eat’ I wasn’t looking for crisp, but a pillowy soft dinner type roll with a buttery flavour. This recipe requires a little more hands on time than your regular dinner roll recipe, due to all the pumpkin shaping! But look how cute they are, well worth the extra minutes!

Pumpkin shaped bread

How to make Pumpkin Shaped Buns

It is actually quite a simple process- once you get the hang of it. The first one is always the trickiest, by the time you get to bun 5 your a pro! Watch the video below for a quick tutorial.

After baking allow the buns to cool then snip the twine and pull away. Done! A gorgeous and delicious Halloween themed bake.

Mini Halloween Pumpkin Buns

Tools Used

Kitchen twine, Proving bowl, Dough cutters and Scrapers, Iron Farmhouse Serving tray

Give it a try and let me know how you got on in the comments, or tag me on Instagram, I would love to see your creations

Mini Halloween Pumpkin Buns

Prep Time2 hrs 30 mins
Cook Time15 mins


  • 400 g Plain flour
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 x 7g sachet of quick action yeast
  • 60 g Butter
  • 1 tbsp Honey
  • 240 ml Warm Milk
  • cloves for pumpkin stalks


  • In a large mixing bowl mix together the flour and salt
  • Stir in the butter
  • add the yeast stir again
  • Stir in the Honey and Warm Milk
  • Continue to stir until a sticky dough forms
  • Turn out onto a lightly floured surface, knead until smooth and stretchy (if the dough feels to wet, add sprinkles of flour until workable)
  • Place in an oiled bowl or proving bowl, cover and leave to rise for 1 1/2-2 hours until doubled in size
  • After rise, punch the dough to release any air bubbles. Then split the dough into twelve equal parts,
  • Form 12 balls (see video)
  • Cut 48 equal lengths of kitchen twine (long enough to tie around the circumference of each ball (4 lengths of twine per ball, see video)
  • Tie the kitchen twine around each ball (See video)
  • Once every ball has been twined, place on a lined baking sheet and set aside to puff up for 15 minutes.
  • Preheat the oven to 180 degrees
  • Bake for 15-20 minutes
  • Allow to cool, remove the twine, serve!

I dont just bake adorable Pumpkins buns, i grow them too, check out my How to grow Zombie Pumpkins

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