Double Caramel-Raisin Roll
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INGREDIENTS
  • Cooking Time: 20
  • Servings: 30
  • Preparation Time: 30
  • Dough Ingredients:
  • 4 1/2 to 5 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup warm milk (120° to 130°F)
  • 1/2 cup Butter, melted
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 (1/4-ounce) package active dry yeast
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup raisins
  • Filling Ingredients:
  • 1 1/4 cups firmly packed brown sugar
  • 2/3 cup Butter, melted
  • 3 tablespoons light corn syrup
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
DIRECTIONS
  1. Combine 2 cups flour, warm milk, 1/2 cup butter, sugar, yeast, eggs and salt in large mixer bowl. Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until smooth (1 to 2 minutes).
  2. Stir in raisins and enough remaining flour by hand to make dough easy to handle.
  3. Turn dough onto lightly floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic (3 to 5 minutes).
  4. Place in greased bowl; turn greased-side up. Cover; let rise in warm place until double in size (about 1 to 1 1/2 hours). (Dough is ready if indentation remains when touched.)
  5. Punch down dough. Stir together all filling ingredients except cinnamon in medium bowl. Spread half of filling on bottom of greased 13x9-inch baking pan. Stir cinnamon into remaining filling.
  6. Roll out dough on lightly floured surface into 18x9-inch rectangle; spread with remaining filling. Roll up, jelly-roll fashion, beginning with 18-inch side; seal seams well. Cut into 18 (1-inch) slices using serrated knife; place slices in prepared pan. Cover; let rise until double in size (about 1 hour).
  7. Heat oven to 375°F. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until golden brown. Immediately invert pan onto serving platter; remove pan.
  8. VARIATION:
  9. Glazed Orange Rolls: Prepare dough as directed above (except omit raisins). Omit filling. To prepare orange filling: stir together 1/3 cup melted butter, 3/4 cup sugar, 1 tablespoon light corn syrup and 1 tablespoon grated orange peel in small bowl. Roll out dough on lightly floured surface into 18x9-inch rectangle; spread with orange filling. Roll up, jelly-roll fashion, beginning with 18-inch side. Pinch edge of dough into roll to seal well. Cut into 1-inch slices; place slices in greased 13x9-inch baking pan. Cover; let rise until double in size (about 1 hour). Heat oven to 375°F. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes or until golden brown. Immediately invert pan onto wire cooling rack; remove pan. Invert rolls onto serving platter (top sides up). To prepare glaze: stir together 2 cups powdered sugar, 1/4 cup orange juice and 1 teaspoon grated orange peel in small bowl. Glaze top of warm rolls.
  10. Recipe Tip
  11. Two (1-pound) loaves frozen bread dough can be substituted for dough recipe. Let frozen dough thaw according to package directions. If preparing Double Caramel-Raisin Rolls, knead 3/4 cup raisins into dough. Prepare filling and continue as directed above.
RECIPE BACKSTORY
All-time favorite caramel rolls or the goodness of frosted orange rolls--both from the same recipe.