Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Mmmmmm Caramel Rolls!





These have been a family favorite for years. My mom always makes these for holidays and it was one of the very first things I learned how to bake. They are delicious! My mom makes the dough from scratch, occasionally I do too, it's definitely better. In the interest of time I often use the loaves of frozen bread dough that you can find in the freezer section. Time is tight this year so we are going with the frozen dough. The recipe can be made ahead and frozen too so it's perfect for a delicious breakfast or to give as a gift. We traditionally serve this with holiday dinners. These are not low calorie, but who cares? It's the holidays :)

Ingredients:
  • brown sugar
  • light corn syrup (karo)
  • ground cinnamon
  • 1 stick of butter
  • 1 loaf of frozen bread dough (freezer aisle near the pizza)

Take out your frozen loaf of dough the night before, lightly spray a big bowl with pam and cover with a cloth to rise over night.


Next day: Put 1/2 cup of brown sugar , 4 tbsps of butter, and 1 tbsp of light corn syrup in a saucepan. Heat slowly stirring often until melted and combined. Pour mixture into the bottom of your round pan (mine is an 8 inch)

flour a flat surface and roll out your dough into a large rectangle shape. Melt 4 tbsp of butter and brush onto the top of your rectangle dough. In a separate bowl mix up 1/4 cup brown sugar and 1 tsp of ground cinnamon. Sprinkle all of this mix on top of the butter you have just brushed onto the dough.

Very tightly start to roll up the dough, round and tuck the ends.

Using a thread, you can "slice" round rolls about 1 inch and place into the round pan on top of the sugar mixture. Cover and let rise again for about 30-45 minutes.


Bake in a preheated 375 degree oven for 20-30 minutes (buns should be light brown)


Let cool 2-3 minutes, put a plate over the top of the pan and invert.


Let them cool completely if you are planning to freeze. Wrap them with saran wrap and put in a big ziploc. To defrost take out the night before, remove all saran wrap and cover in tin foil. Warm them in a 250 degree oven for about 15-20 minutes. Enjoy! These are THE BEST!!!

Am I actually done with two parts of my holiday meal??? yahoo! Tonight, I wrap and watch project runway!

xo Brie

1 comment:

LStone said...

MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM!!!!

That's all I have to say about that!