Pumpkin Knot Rolls

Ingredients

  • 2 packages (1/4 ounce each ) active dry yeast
  • 1 cup warm whole milk (110° to 115°)
  • 1/3 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 cup canned pumpkin
  • 3 large eggs, divided use
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 5-1/2 to 6 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon cold water
  • Sesame or poppy seeds, optional

Blood Orange and Poppy Polenta Shortbread Cookies

Ingredients

  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature, plus more for pan
  • 2/3 cup polenta (coarse cornmeal)
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for hands
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • Finely grated zest of 1 lemon
  • Finely grated zest of 2 blood oranges
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons poppy seeds, plus more for sprinkling
  • 1/2 cup blood orange juice
  • 1 cup powdered sugar

Almond and Poppy Seed Loaf Cake

Ingredients

  • Baking spray, for pan
  • 1 1/2 c. all-purpose flour, spooned and leveled
  • 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. Kosher salt
  • 1/2 c. unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1 c. sugar
  • 3 large eggs, at room temperature
  • 1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp. pure almond extract
  • 1/2 c. whole milk, at room temperature
  • 2 tbsp. poppy seeds
  • Almond Glaze