Title: Butter Pecan Rolls
Categories: Desserts, Breads
1 cake compressed yeast (1 envelope may be used)
1/4 c lukewarm water
1 c milk, scalded
1/4 c shortening
1/4 c sugar
1 ts salt
3 1/2 c sifted all purpose flour
1 beaten egg
filling 2 tb melted butter
1/2 c sugar
2 ts cinnamon
topping 1/2 c brown sugar
1/4 c butter
1 tb light corn syrup.
1/3 c pecans I think this recipe originally was from a Better Homes and Gardens Cookbook, but I can't be sure - I've been making these for over
20 years. The recipe can be doubled successfully (yielding 2 sheet cake pans or 32 rolls).
Soften yeast in lukewarm water. Combine next 4 ingredients; cool to lukewarm.
Add 1 cup of the flour; beat well. Beat in yeast and egg. Gradually add remaining flour to form a soft dough; beat well. Brush top lightly with soft shortening; cover and let rise in warm place until double (1 1/2 to 2 hours).
Punch down; turn out on lightly floured surface and divide dough in half.
Roll each piece in 12 x 8 rectangle.
2 tablespoons melted butter. Combine
1/2 cup sugar and 2 tsps cinnamon; sprinkle half over each rectangle.
Roll each rectangle as for a jellyroll, beginning with long side; seal edge.
Cut each roll in eight 1 1/2-inch slices.
2 cake pans, mix
1/2 cup brown sugar,
1/4 cup butter and 1 tablespoon light corn syrup. Heat slowly, stirring frequently till blended. Remove from heat. Spring
1/3 cup pecans in each pan.
8 rolls cut side down in each pan. Cover; let rise in warm place until double (35 to 45 minutes). Bake in moderate oven (375 degrees) for 25 minutes or until done. Cool
2 or 3 minutes;
invert on rack and remove pans. Makes 16 rolls.
(If you leave the rolls in the pans to cool longer than a couple of minutes, they will stick as the caramel topping sets up. You can either place them back in the oven for a couple of minutes to heat up the caramel or try a warm water bath. I find it easier to turn them out quickly - so don't wander too far after removing
the rolls from the oven.)
Kathie W. (kitwilli)
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