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Spiced Cinnamon Rolls with Maple Glaze

 1 cup warm water                           

1 package dry yeast

1 tablespoon granulated sugar

2 1/2 cups bread flour                   

1 teaspoon salt

1 1/4 cups plus 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour

1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg

Dash of ground cloves                  

1 tablespoon oil

1 cup mashed cooked delicata squash

Cooking spray                                   

2 teaspoons water

1/2 cup packed brown sugar      

2 tablespoons butter, melted

3 TBSP finely chopped walnuts, toasted

1/3 cup water                                   

1 tablespoon butter

1/2 cup light brown sugar            

1 tablespoon half-and-half

1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract  

 

To prepare rolls, combine the first water, yeast, and sugar, and let stand for 10 minutes. Combine bread flour, 1 ¼ cup all-purpose flour, salt, 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves in a large bowl, stirring with a whisk. Add yeast mixture, squash, and oil, and stir just until moist. Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface, and knead about 6 minutes, adding enough of the remaining all-purpose flour, 1 tablespoon at a time, to prevent dough from sticking to hands.  Place dough in a large bowl coated with cooking spray, turning to coat top. Cover and let rise in a warm place for 45 minutes or until doubled in size. Punch dough down; cover and let rest for 5 minutes. Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface, and roll dough into a 20 x 12-inch rectangle. Combine the remaining 1 teaspoon cinnamon, brown sugar, 2 tablespoons melted butter, and 2 teaspoons water in a small bowl; spread mixture evenly over dough, leaving a 1/4-inch border. Sprinkle evenly with nuts. Roll the dough, jelly-roll fashion, starting with long side. Cut roll crosswise into 16 equal slices. Arrange rolls, cut sides up, in a 13 x 9-inch glass or ceramic baking dish coated with cooking spray. Cover and let rise for 30 minutes or until doubled in size. Preheat oven to 375°. Bake at 375° for 33 minutes or until brown. Cool 5 minutes on a wire rack.To prepare glaze, combine 1/3 cup water and maple sugar in a small saucepan over medium-high heat; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium; simmer 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat; stir in 1 tablespoon butter, half-and-half, and vanilla. Cool 5 minutes; drizzle on rolls.

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