Date-Pecan Breakfast Rolls with Maple Butter
(20 servings) Printable Version
Add 1 1/4 cups flour, sugar, and salt to yeast mixture; stir well to form a stiff dough. Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface. Knead until smooth and elastic (about 8 minutes); add enough of remaining flour, 1 tablespoon at a time, to prevent the dough from sticking to hands. Let dough rest 5 minutes. Knead in dates and pecans.
Place dough in a large bowl coated with cooking spray, turning to coat top. Cover and let rise in a warm place (85 degree), free from drafts, 1 1/2 hours or until doubled in size. (Gently press two fingers into the dough. If indentation remains, dough has risen enough.) Punch dough down; cover and let rest 5 minutes.
Divide dough into 20 equal portions. Working with 1 portion at a time (cover remaining dough to prevent drying), shape each into a ball. Arrange balls on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Let rise in a warm place (85 degrees), free from drafts, for 1 hour or until dough is doubled in size.
Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
Bake rolls at 425 degrees for 10 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool rolls on a wire rack.
To prepare butter, place the butter in a small bowl; beat with a mixer at high speed until light and fluffy. Slowly add the maple syrup, beating until blended. Serve butter with rolls.
These dense rolls start with a sponge that needs 24 hours to develop its yeasty yet slightly tangy flavor. Freeze the rolls for up to a month; thaw completely, and reheat in foil at 375 degrees for 15 minutes or until warm.
Mr Breakfast would like to thank kelliedancho for this recipe.
Recipe number 2265. Submitted 2/19/2008.
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