Monday, November 25, 2013

Maple Pecan Cinnamon Rolls

Some days I fail at life.  Last month Chase missed half his school Halloween party because he's on a year-round system and I forgot his track was on an early out schedule for the day.

 Never mind that the rest of the school and all of the buses were on a regular schedule for the day. (What!?)

This post is kind of like that. Today I'm posting an instagram photo to introduce you to these rolls.  That's right.  Instagram. They were SO good, gooey and nutty, that they were gone practically before I could blink.  Life fail.

Whatever though.  The point is that you need these in your life whether they were taken with a DSLR or a cell phone camera.  You won't judge me, right?

There is a TON of filling in these and that means that a lot of the brown sugar and nuts melts down to the bottom of the pan and makes the most delicious, sticky, toffee-like, mixture underneath.  Add the maple frosting and these rolls are a little piece of Autumn heaven.

Maple Pecan Cinnamon Rolls
Filling and frosting recipe from Bakingdom

For the Dough:
-1 cup warm milk
-2 eggs, room temperature
-1/3 cup butter, melted
-4 1/2 cups bread flour
-1 teaspoon salt
-1/2 cup sugar
-2 1/2 teaspoons quick active yeast

To make the dough: Place all ingredients in bread machine in order recommended by manufacturer. Select the DOUGH cycle and press Start.
While the dough is kneading and rising you can make the filling

-1 1/2 cups brown sugar
-1/2 cup sugar
-1 1/2 cups chopped pecans
-4 teaspoons cinnamon
-1/8 teaspoon salt
-2 tablespoons butter, melted

To make the filling: Combine all of the dry ingredients in a small bowl. Toss with a fork until mixture resembles wet sand. Set aside.

When dough is done, roll it out into a large rectangle about 16x24 inches.  (I typically spray my work surface with Pam to keep it from sticking, and spray my rolling pin as well.)

Sprinkle dough evenly with filling mixture up to 1/2 inch from all sides.  Roll dough up tightly lengthwise and seal the edges.  Use a piece of dental floss to cut into 16 slices.

Place rolls into two greased 9 inch pie pans.  Cover and let rise until doubled in size (about 30 minutes).

Bake at 400 degrees for 13-15 minutes.  Do not overbake!
In the meantime you can make the frosting. 
-4 tablespoons butter, softened
-2 cups powdered sugar
-6 tablespoons pure maple syrup (Target sells a tiny jug of this for only a dollar or two.)
-2 to 4 teaspoons milk

To make the frosting: With an electric mixer cream the butter until light and fluffy. Add the sugar and mix until combined. Add the maple syrup and mix well until smooth. If it is too thick, add a couple of teaspoons of milk to thin the frosting.

Drizzle frosting over hot rolls, and eat warm!

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Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust said...

I had no idea it was an Instagram photo! Such a pretty one! And these rolls. YES.

Jen @ Savory Simple said...

These sound killer!

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