Caramel-Pecan Cinnamon Rolls From Scratch
I've been trying to make more things from scratch the past few years and tried this one out for breakfast last weekend for Easter. My parents wanted to find a way to package it and market it so I think it went over well! It's from a Better Homes and Garden bread book and it's much easier to read on here than in the book! Enjoy!
INGREDIENTS FOR ROLLS (MAKES 2 9 INCH PIE PANS FULL)
all purpose flour or bread flour
butter, margarine, or shortening
INGREDIENTS FOR TOPPING (PER 1 PAN)
corn syrup (light or dark)
In mixer bowl combine 2 cups flour and yeast.
Heat milk, sugar, butter, and salt until just warm (115-120 degrees)
Add to flour mixture along with the eggs. beat at low speed for about 1/2 minute. Beat 3 mins at high speed.
By hand stir in as much remaining flour as you can with a spoon.
On floured surface knead in enough remaining flour to make a moderately stiff dough that is smooth and elastic (6-8 min total).
Shape into a ball and place in a greased bowl; turn once. Cover and let rise in a warm place until it's doubled (about and hour)
Punch down and divide in half. cover and let rest for 10 mins (if premaknig dough for the next morning put in bag and refrigerate over night after dividing the dough, make sure to thaw for about an hour before continuing with the next steps.)
Roll one half of the dough into a 12x8 inch rectangle (or as close to one as you can get).
Brush melted butter over dough and sprinkle as much cinnamon sugar as you want. Leave the long side closest to you clear of sugar for about a half inch.
Roll up jelly-roll style pulling the larger end toward you.
Seal the seams of the rolls brushing with a bit more of the butter and pinching them closed.
Slice each roll of dough into 10-12 pieces by using a piece of thread. Place thread under the roll and pull strings into a criss-cross like tying a knot.
Repeat steps 8-12 with other half of the dough.
In saucepan combine 2/3 cup packed brown sugar, 1/4 cup butter, and 2 Tbsp corn syrup; cook and stir until blended. Put in bottom of one 9-inch pie pan and sprinkle with a half cup of pecans. Place 10-12 rolls on top of caramel-pecan mixture.
Repeat step 14 with other pan.
Cover and let rise until doubled (about 30 mins)
Bake in 375 degree oven 20-25 mins. Invert unto serving plate.