Ducks 'n a Row: Sweet Rolls for Christmas

21 December 2011

Sweet Rolls for Christmas

By Sinea Pies

Does your family wake up to sweets on Christmas morning? We do. To save time, I often pre-order from a bakery but, of course, homemade is the very best! Here is a great recipe for Cinnamon Sticky Buns from one of my favorite websites: Simply Recipes

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1/4 cup warm water (105° to 115°)
1 (1/4-ounce) package active dry yeast
1/3 cup sugar
3/4 cup milk
4 Tbsp. butter, plus more for greasing
3 egg yolks
1 Tbsp. finely grated orange zest
1 1/4 teaspoon. salt
4 to 4 1/4 cups all-purpose flour (you'll need a little more for dusting)

1/2 cup brown sugar, firmly packed 
1 Tbsp. ground cinnamon
4 Tbsp. butter

3/4 cup brown sugar, firmly packed 
4 Tbsp. butter
3 Tbsp. honey
1 Tbsp. light corn syrup
1 1/2 cups chopped pecans

How to:
Make the dough. In the bowl of an electric mixer, combine warm water, yeast and 1 tsp. sugar. Stir to dissolve and let sit until foamy, about 5 minutes. 

Add: milk, butter, remaining sugar, egg yolks, orange zest, salt and 3 cups flour. Mix on low speed until blended. Switch to a dough hook and then, again on low speed, slowly incorporate the remaining 1 cup of flour. Increase speed to medium, kneading dough until smooth and slightly sticky (adding a little more flour if too wet), 3 to 5 minutes. 

Form the dough into a ball and put it in a large, buttered bowl. Turn dough over in bowl to coat with the butter from the bowl. Cover with plastic wrap, bowl and all. Let the dough rise in a warm place until doubled in volume, about 1 hour (or 2 hours if not in a warm place). After the dough rises, punch down. Turn out onto a lightly floured cutting board and let it sit another 20 minutes.

More "Sweets for the Sweet" From Simply Recipes:
Walnut Maple Pie
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