Pecan Rolls

Nothing beats the smell of fresh sweet rolls in the air!

2 C scalded milk

1/2 C white sugar
1 tsp salt
1/2 C butter
2 pkgs dry yeast
1/4 C lukewarm water
1 egg, beaten
5 1/2 C white flour
1/2 C light Karo syrup
2 C light brown sugar
1/2 C whipping cream
3/4 C white sugar
cinnamon, to taste
pecans, as desired

Prepare first four ingredients. Scald milk and add sugar, salt, butter and stir until dissolved. Let cool and set aside.

Dissolve yeast in lukewarm water. Add to cool milk mixture. Add egg and flour. Mix well. Place in warm place, cover and let rise until double. While dough is rising, grease edges of 3 round cake pans. Combine syrup, sugar and cream. Divide into bottom of cake pans. Break pecans into pieces onto cream mix in pans as desired.

Punch down dough. Roll out on floured board to large rectangle. Spread with melted butter. Sprinkle with sugar/cinnamon mix. Roll dough like jelly roll. Cut into thirds. Cut each roll into 8 or 9 sections and place in cake pans. Cover and place in warm place and let rise until double. Bake at 350° for 30 minutes or until light to medium brown. Turn out onto rack and let cool.

Submitted by Mary K. Becker

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