Friday, January 25, 2008

Sweet Roll Dough and Variations

From Betty Crocker, this basic sweet roll dough:

1 T.yeast in
1/2 c. warm water and
1/2 c. warm milk (I use rice milk).

Stir in:
1/3 c. sugar
1/3 c. shortening
1 t.salt
1 egg
4 c.flour (I use whole wheat)

Knead until smooth, then let rise until double, about 1 1/2 hours.

Cheese-Filled Rolls

1 8 oz. pkg. cream cheese
1/4 c. sugar
3 T. flour
1 egg yolk
zest of one lemon
juice of one lemon

Roll half the yeast dough out into a rectangle, very thin. Cut into three-inch squares and top each with 1 T. cream cheese mixture. Bring up opposite diagonal sides over filling and pinch together. Let rise 45 min, then bake for 12-15 minutes in 375 oven. Remove and dollop with a tiny dab of raspberry jam.

Orange Rolls

Roll half the yeast dough out as for cinnamon rolls. Mix until smooth and creamy:

3 T. butter or margarine
zest of an orange
juice of an orange
1 1/2 c. powdered sugar

Spread half the frosting on the dough and roll and cut as for cinnamon rolls. Let rise in pie pan until double, then bake for 20-25 minutes at 375. After removing from oven, spread with second half of frosting.

Butterscotch-Pecan Rolls

Heat 1/2 butter or margarine until melted, then stir in
1/2 c. brown sugarr
2 T. corn syrup
1/2 c.pecan halves

Roll out half the yeast dough as for cinnamon rolls, and spread dough with butter or margarine, then sprinkle heavily with sugar and cinnamon. Pour pecan sauce into 9 x 9 baking pan, and cut roll of dough into 9 slices. Place them over the sauce, let rise til double, then bake for 20-25 minutes at 375. As soon as they are done, turn them out onto foil or a rimmed baking sheet, so butterscotch can dribble out onto tops of rolls.


Kimmie said...

Thank you Anna, these look so wonderful (as they did in your last post!)

I am sure my kids will love these.

We have some new adoption news, come by if you get a minute.

mama to 6
one homemade and 5 adopted

April said...

Oh, these look amazing! I've been yearning for orange rolls since I saw your pic this morning! Perhaps I'll make some up tomorrow for Sunday breakfast.

Polly said...

I was hoping we'd get some recipes out of your baking extravaganza!

Anonymous said...

Thank you for taking the time to post the recipes!


Anonymous said...

My Grandma made the best cinnamon rolls ever. This was her base recipe (!), but she added things to it and had a feel for the dough that she unfortunately was not able to pass on to anyone before her rather early death when I was 10. I guess I need to get back in the kitchen and start baking...

Anonymous said...

Thank you for sharing the recipes. The orange rolls are just begging me to try them out.

Sherry said...

Thank you so much for the recipes. I can't wait to try them.

Atlanta said...

Thanks so much, I was searching for this recipe. I have this written down and it is the only one I haev ever used for cinnimon rolls, and I could only find one of the copies, and alas it did not have the amount of flour needed on it. =) Thank you for saving me from the wrath of my visiting family!

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