Don’t Buy It: Caramel Rolls

12 04 2009

The most decadent, and also absurdly easy, thing you can do with No Knead Bread is to make caramel rolls out of it. Caramel rolls have now moved into the category of easy weekend breakfast — these caramel rolls are just as easy to make as the kind that come in a can at the grocery store, only you get an entire 13X9″ pan out of them, and they taste better, like the most decadent bakery rolls. I got a request for specific instructions for how to do them, and here is how:

No Knead Caramel Rolls:

Heat 1 cup brown sugar and 1/2 c butter to boiling, stirring constantly; remove from heat. Stir in corn syrup. Pour into ungreased 13X9 inch cake pan; sprinkle with nuts if you are using them. Flour a cutting board and with hands or rolling pin stretch and roll the dough into about a 15X10 inch rectangle (the dough may resist growing to or staying at this size; don’t worry about it, just get as close as you can and an approximate rectangle shape). Spread with 2 tablespoons butter, softened in the microwave if necessary. Mix the remaining brown sugar and cinnamon, and sprinkle evenly over the dough. Roll up tightly lengthwise; pinch dough into roll to seal. Lightly flour the roll and slice one inch slices with a serrated knife; place evenly in the pan so they fit with small spaces between. Let rise in a very warm place, such as next to a woodstove or on a raised trivet on top of it, or inside your oven with the pilot light, for about 30 minutes or until the spaces are gone and the dough is about double in size (NKbread dough varies and sometimes takes a bit longer to rise fully;  the length of this step isn’t critical, but if you let them rise all the way double the rolls will be lighter and flakier). Bake 30 minutes at 350 degrees or until golden brown. Immediately invert on a cookie sheet. Leave the pan to stand on top of the rolls for 1 minute, so the caramel can drizzle down. Remove pan and serve.

Most delicious, most easy, caramel rolls you will ever eat, I promise.




2 responses

27 05 2009
Jenn at Frugal Front Porch

Sounds so yummy. I hate kneading bread so I haven’t really made true cinnamon rolls but now I think I might give it a try! Thanks for a great recipe!

27 05 2009

No knead bread is truly a life-changer. I don’t mind kneading, but it is too hard for everyday. Once we figured out that we could do bread in five minutes a day — and pizza crust, and caramel rolls, and everything else — well, we go through a 25 pound bag of flour in three weeks now. Mmmm….. Let me know if you tried it and how it went. Cheers!

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