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BASIC SWEET DOUGH
all purpose flour
fine chopped pecans
In a medium bowl place warm milk, 1T sugar and yeast. Stir until yeast is dissolved. Let stand 5 minutes.
Add sightly beaten egg, remaining sugar, salt and melted butter.
Add flour, 1/2 cup at a time until a soft but not sticky dough is formed. (depending on the day, you may use more or less flour)
Turn out onto a floured board and knead a few minutes. Shape into a ball and place into a greased bowl and rise until double - about 30 minutes.
While dough is rising, pour 6 T melted butter into an 8-inch cake pan. Sprinkle with brown sugar and pecans.
Roll dough into a 9 x 12 inch rectangle. Brush with softened butter and sprinkle with the brown sugar and pecan mixture.
Roll dough into a 12 inch long log. Cut into 6 equal pieces. Place 1 piece in the center of the cake pan and the other 5 evenly spaced around the edge of the pan.
Let rise about 30 minutes or until doubled.
Bake at 400° for 15 to 20 minutes (check after 15 minutes). Remove from oven, place a plate over the top and CARFULLY invert. THIS IS EXTREMELY HOT! Remove cake pan.