Breads & Rolls

SUBMITTED BY: James Morvant
INGREDIENTS:



1 cup water
1 egg
1 tsp. salt
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup brown sugar
1-1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 tsp. almond
1 tsp. vanilla
1/4 cup butter, softened
3-1/2 cup flour
1-1/2 tsp. yeast

DIRECTIONS:

Mix all ingredients on low speed until blended. Increase speed to medium, kneading dough until smooth and slightly sticky (adding a little more flour if too wet), 3 to 5 minutes. Shape the dough into a ball and place in a large, buttered bowl. Turn dough over in bowl to coat with the butter from the bowl. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap. Let rise in a warm place until doubled in volume, about 1 hour (or 2 hours if not in an entirely warm place). After the dough has risen, punch down. Turn out onto a lightly floured cutting board and let sit 20 minutes. (For super easy mixing, let your bread machine do the work! Add ingredients according to instructions for your bread machine.)

Filling:
3 tablespoons brown sugar
3 tablespoons sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon

Mix all ingredients.

Flatten dough with a rolling pin into a 15x10 inch rectangle on a lightly floured surface. Spread with 2 tablespoons softened butter and sprinkle with filling. Roll up tightly, beginning on 15-inch side. Pinch edge of dough into roll to seal. Stretch and shape roll to make even. Cut roll into fifteen 1-inch slices. Place slices, cut side down, in pan. Cover and let rise in warm place about 1 hour or until double.

Topping:
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup dark corn syrup
1 tsp. vanilla
Drop of almond extract

Heat brown sugar and butter to boiling, stirring constantly. Remove from heat. Stir in remaining ingredients. Cool 5 minutes.

Pour over dough in pan.

Bake at 350 degrees for 35 to 40 minutes or until golden brown. IMPORTANT: In our oven, buns started to burn at about 15 minutes. So if you see that the buns are getting too brown, just place a piece of aluminum foil on top - don't seal, just place on top - to prevent burning.

Immediately invert pan onto heatproof tray. Let pan remain over buns 1 minute so topping can drizzle over rolls.

They're great warm! Just put leftovers in microwave for a few seconds to heat up next day.