As promised:

Caramel Rolls

The easy way: Live in my neighborhood and I will bring them to you!

If you aren’t close enough, here’s the recipe:


Combine these ingredients, knead and let rise until doubled:

1 cup water-  1 egg, 2T butter, softened- 3 1/4 cups flour- 1/4 cup sugar- 3 t yeast

(if using a bread machine for the first rising, add ingredients in order listed and select Sweet Dough Cycle)

[The dough should not be sticky. Kneading may require lightly floured hands. When it is properly risen, it will spring back after being poked lightly.]

After the dough has doubled in size, roll out to about 13″ x 9″ [the rolling surface should be lightly floured to keep the dough manageable]

Spread the surface of the dough with melted butter (about 2 T), then sprinkle with a mixture of  1/2 cup sugar and 2 t cinnamon. [ I also add finely chopped pecans or walnuts]

Beginning at narrow end, roll tightly. Slice into 12-15 rolls.

Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.

In 13 x 9 x 2 inch baking pan, melt: 1/3 cup butter, 2 T honey or corn syrup, 1/2 cup brown sugar. Add 2/3 cup pecan halves.

Place the rolls on top of this mixture, cover with a lightweight cloth, let rise until doubled [45 minutes to an hour].

Bake at 350 degrees until light brown [about 25 minutes].

Remove from oven, invert over platter or baking sheet, allow caramel mixture to drizzle onto surface of rolls.

Store in airtight container.

Thanksgiving wishes:

Make someone smile, share a laugh, say thank you for small favors.

Step away from anger, regret and “woulda- coulda -shoulda”. Let go of fear.

Do what needs doing, share what you can, take a risk.

Make something. Give yourself away. Allow someone to give to you.

Love freely, unconditionally and as fully as possible.

3 Responses to “thanksgiving”

  1. Gerrie says:

    thanks for the recipe and the wishes. Hope you and Michael are coping, well. You are often in my thoughts.

  2. Terry Grant says:

    Have a lovely Thanksgiving. Take care–

  3. Thank you for the recipe Laura. It seems to be very similar to the “sticky buns” my MIL used to make. I lost the recipe.

    Happy Thanksgiving! (It really is a shame we does celebrate Thanksgiving in Australia)



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