"Dorothy's" Caramel Rolls

mary Armstrong


Makes at least (2) 9x13 pans.

Can make into coffee cake or buns.

Yeast cakes: You cut 1/2 pound cake yeast into 4 pieces. One piece=1 cake. This is for the kind you buy in the bakery. Can also buy "Household yeast" cakes in grocery store.

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3/4 c
3/4 c
lard or oil
2 tsp
2 c
2 c
luke warm water
2 pkg
yeast, or 2 yeast cakes
beaten eggs
9-10 c
flour (one cup at a time)


1 1/2 c
brown sugar, firmly packed
1 Tbsp
3/4 c
heavy whipping cream

How to Make "Dorothy's" Caramel Rolls


  • 1Mix all of the ingredients together as listed up to the eggs.
  • 2Then add the beaten eggs, and 9-10 cups of flour (one cup at a time). Mixing well after each addition.
  • 3Knead well; cover with damp towel or plastic. Let rise until double in bulk. (Can punch down and let rise again.
  • 4I divide into half, or thirds; pat or roll out to large rectangle. Spread with melted butter; then white sugar and cinnamon.

    Can add nut/raisins now if desired.
  • 5Roll up, cut into thick slices (use dental floss or thread for cutting). Place the slices (in well greased pans) on the caramel base which you have earlier prepared.
    Recipe follows.
  • 6Caramel for Rolls:

    Whip sugar, water and whipping cream together with a whisk. Then pour into bottom of 9x13 pans or one much larger pan.
  • 7Place cut rolls in this mixture. Let rise some and bake 30 minutes, until browned. Cover with foil last 10 minutes if you need to keep the outside of the rolls from getting too brown.
  • 8Line a larger pan with foil. Butter warm tops to keep them soft. Place the foil -lined pan on top of baked rolls. Tip over and let caramel drain down between rolls.

    I leave these pans together to keep the caramel and rolls soft.

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About "Dorothy's" Caramel Rolls

Course/Dish: Sweet Breads

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