Friday, October 2, 2009

Gooey Cinnamon Rolls

This recipe is different from the traditional cinnamon rolls because after it is rolled and cut, you put the roll in muffin tins, with the glaze on the bottom. When it is cooked, you invert the muffin tins and glazing covers the cinnamon roll.

Sweet Rolls
  • 2 cups milk

  • 3 Tbsp sugar

  • 1/2 stick butter

  • 1 tsp salt1 pkg yeast (scant 1 Tbsp)

  • 1/3 cup lukewarm water

  • 2 eggs, beaten

  • 5 cups all-purpose flour

  • Sugar and Cinnamon as desired

Sweet Roll Butter
  • 8 oz brown sugar (1 cup)

  • 4 oz butter, softened (1 cube)

  • 2 oz corn syrup (about 1/4 cup)

  • 3/4 oz honey (heaping spoonful)

  • 2 cups chopped pecans
*note- sweet roll butter is not for rolling into the dough, but rather cooking under the dough*
In a large bowl, combine milk, sugar, butter, and salt and stir; let cool. Soften yeast in lukewarm water and add to milk mixture. Beat in eggs and add flour gradually. Turn out on a lightly floured surface and knead until smooth and not sticky. Place dough in buttered bowl, brush with melted butter and cover with a towel. Let rise in a warm place 2 hours or until doubled in bulk. (We did overnight in the fridge)
While the dough is rising, prepare the sweet roll butter by combining all the ingredients in a bowl.

Punch dough and roll out with a rolling pin into a long narrow strip about 3-4 inches wide. Sprinkle top of dough with a mixture of sugar and cinnamon. Roll up tightly as you would a jelly roll and cut into slices about 1 1/2 inches thick. Place a sliced roll into a greased muffin tin that has been filled with 1 Tbsp of Sweet Roll Butter and pecans. Let rolls rise until almost double in size.
Preheat oven to 350. Bake rolls for 20-25 minutes. Remove from oven and let sit for 5 minutes. Carefully invert onto a tray large enough to hold all the rolls.

Yield: 1 1/2 to 2 dozen rolls

1 comment:

  1. You should all make these cinnamon rolls. They are really good, different than the typical. My husband said that these are his very favorite now. I took some to a friend and they LOVED them too!