Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Caramel-Cinnamon rolls

I have spoken of my hubby wanting me to learn how to be a pastry chef. I don't see that happening-any time soon. So I tried to make him feel better with some caramel rolls. I like to use a frozen sweet bread dough for the rolls-it is easy and gives consistent results. I usually wing it when I make the rolls-they are never the same twice.

Caramel-Cinnamon Rolls
1 loaf sweet bread dough, thawed (I used Rhoades)
2 TBSP melted butter
Cinnamon-sugar mixture (I keep a sprinkle top jar full in cupboard)
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup brown sugar

When dough is thawed, roll out into a rectangle that is approximately 10 by 14 inches. Brush the dough with the melted butter. Sprinkle the cinnamon-sugar over the butter. Leave about an inch unbuttered around the edge of the dough so it will stick to itself when rolling up. Sprinkle with a handful of walnuts. Roll up the dough jelly roll fashion. Slice roll into 12 equal pieces. In bottom of baking dish, sprinkle the remaining walnuts.

Melt the 1/2 cup butter and 1/2 cup brown sugar together and spread in pan. Sprinkle walnuts over caramel in pan.

Place the 12 pieces in pan. Spray a piece of plastic wrap with some cooking spray. Cover the pan and let rise in a warm place until doubled in size.

The amount of time will depend on how warm it is in the kitchen. When doubled in size, bake in a oven that is preheated to 350 degrees F. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes.

Sorry-the 'after' shot is a little blurry
Here are a couple shots in the yard today. I shot some photos of our plum trees and our apple tree.
Plum Tree
Apple blossom getting ready to blossom
Today (now that it is 2 AM) is my Mommy and Me day with the Hermit Crab. We did a little shopping tonight and got her an outfit for open houses, some towels for college and a few decoration for the bathroom that I just painted. Tomorrow (today) is going to be spent looking for a dress for her for graduation, a new pan for me and lunch at Ikea. Yes, Ikea-she is ga ga for the Swedish Meatballs, mashed taters and lefse!


Anonymous said...

the caramel-cinnamon rolls look soo good....make me want to try to make them....god thing you put the recipie thanks ^_^

Donna-FFW said...

I LOVE how these sounds, delicious!! And so easy too! What a great recipe to share!

Leslie said...

These look so delicious!!I make a similar version and they are always gone in 2 seconds

Bob said...

My mom makes a sticky bun that is kind of like that. Love it. :)

noble pig said...

Oh my word that looks sinful. Ugh. Sadly I can eat a whole pan of cinnamon rolls myself. My appetite has no boundaries.

Ali said...

That looks so good! I bought a can of cinnamon rolls a couple weeks ago as a treat and, well, it was just a bunch of wasted calories. Very dry and tasteless. I need to try making my own!

Pam said...

I would be the happiest woman on Earth if I had a pan of these waiting for me at my house in the morning. Hint hint ;).