Cinnamon Pull Apart

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Very tasty yeast roll pull apart.
Yeast Rolls
1 large egg
2 Tbsp. oil
3 Tbsp. honey (or sugar, or well, anything sweet)
1 tsp. salt
1 cup warm water
1 pkg. yeast
3 cups flour
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup finely chopped pecans
1 tsp. ground cinnamon
2 Tbsp. firm butter
1/3 cup coarsely chopped pecans
3 Tbsp. dark corn syrup
1. Beat egg in large mixing bowl.
2. Add honey, salt and oil to egg.
3. Stir warm water into egg mixture. (Water should not be hot enough to cook the egg, but the resulting mixture must remain warm to the touch.)
4. Stir in yeast and let sit for about 20 min. (Yeast should be visibly active at this point.)
5. Add flour slowly, stirring constantly, until dough forms. (Sometimes, I like to substitute whole wheat flour or corn meal for 1/2 cup of the flour. Rye doesn't work as well.)
6. Continue adding flour and kneading dough until it cleans the sides of the bowl. Knead the dough well.
7. Allow the dough to rise, covered, in a warm location until it doubles in size or more, then punch it down and repeat at least twice.
8. Grease the bottom of a 9x9x2 in. square baking pan.
9. Mix sugar, brown sugar, finely chopped pecans, cinnamon and butter in a small mixing bowl.
10. Sprinkle coarsely chopped pecans evenly over bottom of baking pan and drizzle with corn syrup. Sprinkle 1-2 Tablespoons of topping mix evenly over pecans and corn syrup.
11. Form dough into one inch balls and coat evenly with topping mix. Arrange coated dough balls into layers in the baking pan, sprinkling the remainder or the topping mix between the layers.
12. Allow the dough balls to rise in the baking pan until they have doubled in size. Usually they will peek over the top of the pan at this point.
13. Bake about 30 minutes at 350°F or until pull apart is golden brown.
14. Allow the pull apart to cool slightly (about 10 minutes) then turn over the baking pan to release the pull apart, upside down, on a serving platter or cookie sheet.
If you want to serve the pull apart in the morning, prepare the dough the night before and allow it to rise overnight. Then get up early and punch it down, let the dough rise again in the pan, then bake the pull apart and make coffee. I like to do this for lazy holiday mornings with family.
Cooking Method   BakedPrep Time   more than 2 hours
Cooking Time   15 to 30 minutes

James Reddell

Member since Oct 2007

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