By Kelly Bogard

They are leaders, protectors and our biggest fans. They encourage, teach, support and push us to be better. Do better. They are dads.

A strong voice and a helping hand—that’s my dad and so many other dads out there.

And their day of celebration is just around the corner. So show dad just how much you care with this tasty breakfast. Made from scratch with lots of love. And he can take it with him on the go!

For Pecan Cinnamon Rolls, you will need…

Dough

  • 1 c. milk
  • 1 c. granulated sugar
  • 2 pkg. dry active yeast
  • 1/2 c. butter, softened
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 4 c. flour

Filling

  • 1/2 c. butter, almost melted
  • 1/2 c. brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp. cinnamon
  • 1 c. pecans, chopped

Icing

  • 4 oz. cream cheese, softened
  • 1 1/2 c. powdered sugar
  • 1/3 c. milk
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract

Warm milk to about 100 degrees. It should be warm to the touch, but not hot. If it’s too hot, it will kill the yeast when you pour it in. Stir in the sugar and yeast. Let it stand for 5 to 10 minutes until good and frothy. If it doesn’t bubble up, your yeast didn’t activate and you will need to start over.
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Beat together the butter and eggs. Then stir in the yeast mixture.
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Using a stand mixer, slowly add the remaining dry ingredients until well-combined and sticky. Switch to the bread hook attachment to knead the dough for five to six minutes or pour onto a floured surface and knead by hand for the same amount of time.
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Form the dough into a ball and place in a large greased bowl. Cover it with plastic and let it rise in a warm place until it doubles in size. This usually takes about two hours.
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Once the dough has risen, move it to a floured surface and roll it out evenly to a large rectangle. Mine is about 12×18 with an even thickness.
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Spread the creamy butter over the dough. Mix together the brown sugar, cinnamon and pecans. Sprinkle the mixture evenly over the dough.
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Roll the dough into an 18-inch tube and use floss to cut the tube into individual rolls. Place the rolls in a greased 9×13 baking dish. Cover and let rise for two more hours. You can also cover and refrigerate overnight without letting them rise the second time. Then simply let them rise in a warm spot for a few hours before cooking in the morning.
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After your rolls have been rising for a while, preheat your oven to 375 degrees.
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Once risen, bake for 25 to 30 minutes or until golden brown.
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For the icing, just whip all of the ingredients together in a small bowl and drizzle over the top of the warm rolls.
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This is a great way to show dad how much you love him this Father’s Day or to show anyone some baking love for that matter. From all of us at Texas Table Top, enjoy!

 

Recipe: Pecan Cinnamon Rolls

Summary: Love made from scratch

pecan cinnamon rolls

Ingredients

Dough

  • 1 c. milk
  • 1 c. granulated sugar
  • 2 pkg. dry active yeast
  • 1/2 c. butter, softened
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 4 c. flour

Filling

  • 1/2 c. butter, almost melted
  • 1/2 c. brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp. cinnamon
  • 1 c. pecans, chopped

Icing

  • 4 oz. cream cheese, softened
  • 1 1/2 c. powdered sugar
  • 1/3 c. milk
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract

 

Instructions

  • Warm milk to approximately 100 degrees.
  • Stir in sugar and yeast.
  • Let stand for 10 minutes or until frothy.
  • Beat together butter and eggs.
  • Mix in yeast.
  • Add salt.
  • Slowly add flour while mixing in a stand mixer until sticky.
  • Knead for about 6 minutes with a bread hook attachment in the mixer or by hand on a floured surface.
  • Form into a ball.
  • Place in a greased bowl and cover with plastic wrap.
  • Let rise for two hours in a warm place.
  • Move the dough to a floured surface and roll out to a 12×18 rectangle as evenly as possible.
  • Spread the butter over the dough.
  • Mix together the remaining filling ingredients.
  • Sprinkle evenly over the buttered dough.
  • Roll the dough into an 18-inch tube.
  • Use string or floss to cut into 12 rolls.
  • Grease a 9×13 pan and place the rolls in it.
  • Cover and allow the rolls to rise again for about two hours.
  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
  • Bake rolls uncovered for 25-30 minutes or until golden brown.
  • Whip together all of the icing ingredients until smooth.
  • Spread over warm rolls before serving.

Prep time (duration): 4 hour(s), 30 minutes

Bake time (duration): 0 hour(s), 30 minutes

Number of servings (yield): 4-6

Kelly Bogard

Food Editor

Kelly Bogard is the official Texas Table Top food editor, chef, food stylist/photographer and more. When she’s not busy cooking up a delicious recipe for Texas Table Top, she and her husband “D” are busy trying to keep up with their daughter “Butters” and enjoy anything outdoors

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