Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Caramel Rolls- A breakfast treat, dessert or indulgent snack

WARNING! Proceed with caution and continue reading at your own risk. If you are an individual who has chosen to sacrifice something for lent such as sweets, sugary substances, pastries, junk food, dessert, over indulgences or carbohydrates-- discontinue reading now and come back April 12th or later. In the event that you do choose to continue reading, note that Art and Aioli and all associated with this blog are in no way responsible in any way, shape or form for you breaking any resolutions, diets or promises to yourself or anyone else. I am in no way to be held liable for what you may or may not do with this recipe and the final product.

Are you still reading? I owe this recipe to Kristen over at Dine and Dish. And at this point I don't know whether to thank her with the biggest hug ever or to be very angry as these things are so addicting and delicious, I could not stop eating them. And the thing is they are so easy to make. Aside from needing just a little patience for the rising time, it came together in minutes! It was so much easier than when I made these cinnamon rolls! Do you remember them? Oh yes. They were great! But a little time consuming. And you know what? These are ALMOST as good if not just as good and so very very simple. I couldn't believe it. I've got to hand it to Kristen for always finding simple and utterly scrumptious recipes. Go check out her site!

Mom’s Caramel Rolls (from Sidd on Recipezaar)

Like Kristen did, I halved this recipe since it was just for my family and it yielded PLENTY. 12 very decent sized rolls! Kristen used her bread maker for much of the beginning but I just used my hands. Sometimes it is soothing and really, it was just so simple.

Actually I halved MOST of the recipe. I did go ahead and make ALL of the topping and felt it was the right amount. We love that gooey, drippy, luscious stuff and if you are going to be this bad, you might as well go all the way! I also added nuts to the topping of one pan of rolls. I just love nuts with this kind of thing. But my kids prefer it without. Next time I think I will roll some nuts up inside the rolls when I sprinkle the cinnamon sugar onto the dough.

2½ hours | 2 hours prep



  1. Mix water and yeast and wait 5 minutes.
  2. Stir in sugar, salt and 2 cups of flour.
  3. Add egg and butter and mix.
  4. Stir in rest of flour by hand, if dough is still sticky add just enough to make it not sticky anymore.
  5. Let raise until dough is double in size.
  6. Sprinkle flour on surface and roll dough out until is approx 18 X 12 inches.
  7. Spread a very thin layer of soft butter on dough and sprinkle cinnamon/sugar mixture on it.
  8. Roll dough from the long side, it should look like a log.
  9. Cut into 1 inch pieces.
  10. Should be 18 pieces.
  11. Place brown sugar and butter into microwave dish and heat until butter is just melted; stir well.
  12. Stir in 3 T water.
  13. Divide mixture into 3 pans (8-inch cake pans).
  14. Place 6 pieces in each pan.
  15. Let raise for about 45 minutes.
  16. Bake for 20 minutes in a 325°F oven.
  17. When you take out of oven, turn each pan of rolls over on a plate, otherwise you will have a hard time getting them out when they cool.
  18. If you can, let them cool slightly and enjoy them when they are still warm.
It is killing me to even write this post. I want one so bad. Perhaps I should make these for Easter Sunday! YUM! My extended family would love them.

Thanks Kristen!

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Dewi said...

Sinfully good looking, the caramel win me over. WOW!

Anonymous said...

Those caramel rolls look heavenly! What a decadent breakfast! Yum!

Abby said...

THANKS A LOT. My stomach was already growling! J/K. Looks AWESOME.

And I can empathize. I have a very picky husband, too. I'm trying to figure out how to keep the boy-child from turning out the same way...

Ciao Chow Linda said...

This would be a dangerous thing to have around my house. I'd eat the whole thing. They look absolutely delicious.

MamaGeek @ Works For Us said...

I've actually bookmarked this post. I don't know I'm actually brave enough to try it (lord knows I'm brave enough to eat it)! :)

annechovie said...

Looks wonderful - thank you for the recipe!

That Girl said...

I think I would prefer caramel rolls SO much more than cinnamon rolls. I like caramel more than cinnamon.

Anonymous said...

I know how addicting these can be! They look awesome :)

Gloria Baker said...

Im absolutely addicted to this ty`pe of rolls dear I will make to me!!! I love them Look wonderfulª!!!xxGloria

Susan from Food Blogga said...

Caramel rolls? No one could resist. No one.

Joie de vivre said...

I love your warning at the beginning. These could be addicting!

Joie de vivre said...

I don't think I understood that your Open House is a virtual event. I thought it was a "real" event. Am I right that it is virtual? If it is, I'll need to think of something quickly, it sounds like fun!

Sherry said...

I grew up eating homemade caramel rolls. I learned to make them, too. Someday, I'll make them again(and eat them, too!) Yours look absolutely delicious.

I mentioned you on my blog the other day. :)

Nicole said...

Elra- The caramel IS fabulous!

Natasha- It is sooooo decadent!

Abby- Oh I am worried about my two little ones as well. And at 3 and nearly 5 it is so hard to tell if they are picky due to their age or if they are following him.

Linda- I DID eat much much more than my share that day. It is very dangerous.

MamaGeek- DO try them. It is easy... resisting them is what is HARD!!!

Anne- You are very welcome!

Kate- These also have cinnamon inside! Heavenly. But how ARE you? I have been thinking of you. I need to pop over and check on you.

Maryann- Addicting is the key word!

Gloria- They would melt in your mouth.

Susan- Not me. That's for sure and proven!

Joie de Vivre- I felt I owed it to everyone. I ate waaaayyyy tooo much when I ate it. Not very French of me at all! And YES the party is VIRTUAL!!! I hope you can come and bring a dish! ;)

Sherry- I feel so guilty continually posting all this food you cannot eat! So sorry. Thank you for mentioning me. I will pop over and visit you to take a look.

Chefectomy said...

Great Nick, make me fat...

Valerie Harrison (bellini) said...

Cinnamon Rolls are such a guilty pleasure...but hey why feel guilty because they are delicious:D

Joy @ Joy Of Desserts said...

Hello Nicole. I just discovered your blog by way of Gloria at Canella Kitchen who is participating in your virtual open house. I have been reading into your archived posts, and I love your blog. I'm adding you to my foodie blog list.

Joy Of Desserts

Gloria Baker said...

Nicole, may you mail me please (I cannot send you the recipe) and with the answer I return the recipe.
My mail is

Many thanks Nicole, Gloria from Canela kitchen

Nicole said...

Marc- So sorry! These are very good for that! I suffered a bit after I made them myself.

Bellini Valli- No need for guilt if in moderation! Too bad that is so hard sometimes.

Joy- Welcome! I like your name! It is my sister's as well. I am so glad you came by and like my blog. Hopefully you can join the open house as well! I am going to check out your site now.

Bunny said...

Oh these look dangerous, this is something i would just keep eating until I blew up!

Kristen said...

OK - I was on the fence about whether to make these on Easter or the cream cheese frosting cinnamon rolls. Now that I've seen your tempting photos, I think I've made my decision. YUM!

Maris said...

These look amazing. Perfect for an Easter morning breakfast.

Actually I'm just saying that because Easter HAPPENS to be this weekend - I'd make these anytime!

Nicole said...

Bunny- Welcome to my blog! I did eat much more than I should have that day!

Kristen- Glad I could help along your decision! They really were fantastic!

Maris- Thanks for coming by. These are definitely perfect for Easter! I think I am going to do it then too.

Lauren said...

you would think after a year I would know not to read your blog when I'm hungry, I guess I'll never learn, but I WILL make these very very soon!

Simones Kitchen said...

I just came here from Dine and dish... :) Funny to see the same rolls here look equally tempting. It must be a sign that I will have to make these for easter too!

Sam Hoffer / My Carolina Kitchen said...

I'm always looking for goodies to serve house guests for breakfast. This sounds like a winner.

Nicole said...

Lulu- Glad you like them. Let me know how they turn out.

Junglefrog- Welcome! So glad you stopped by. These are sooooo good. You have to make them!

Sam- These are winners. Do give it a try.

Jackie said...

love your warning sign at the beginning at the post but gotta admit I kept reading. The sticky goodness looks scrumptious :)

Nicole said...

Jackie- Welcome! Sorry to have spun you into the web! I know it's hard not to peek when it says "do not open"! He he he...

Peter M said...

No surprise here...the same gal who brought to me the cinnamon roll of the century!

Bravo my friend...I can see these on my breakfast table soon, TY!

Robin Sue said...

Those look the best. Oh I could go for one now with a big cup of coffee.

Nicole said...

Peter- I thought you might like these and can't wait to find then on your table soon!

Robin Sue- Oh you would love these! Make them for your family. So easy. And of course, have some coffee ready. I HAD to have coffee with it. Very rich.

Erin said...

I made the mistake of reading about these on Sunday morning, before I've eaten breakfast. OMG, they look amazing!

Nicole said...

Erin- These are SINFUL! But ohhhhh... sooooo delicious!

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Nicole said...

Hello there allergic conjuctivitis! Thank you for the very nice comment on my blog. I hope you had a chance to make these caramel rolls! They are sooooooo good!