Pecan praline rolls
Makes: 6 servings
Prep Time: 30 mins
Cook Time: 15 mins
2 cups all-purpose flour, sifted
4 teaspoons baking powder
1 tablespoon sugar
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1 cup heavy cream, (3/4 - 1 cup)
1/4 cup unsalted butter, softened
2/3 cup light brown sugar
1/3 cup pecans, chopped fine
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
12 pecan halves
1 cup powdered sugar
1 tablespoon praline liqueur
1 tablespoon heavy cream
preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
butter 12 muffin cups; set aside
Make Pastry Dough:
combine flour, baking powder, sugar, and salt in a large bowl
Stir in enough cream to make a soft dough
Turn dough out onto a lightly floured work surface and knead gently about 15 times until the dough comes together into a cohesive mass
Roll the dough out into a 18" x 12" rectangle
Spread dough with the filling butter
In a small bowl, combine the brown sugar, chopped pecans, and cinnamon; reserve 1/4 cup for the topping
Scatter the filling ingredients evenly over the buttered dough
Beginning on the long side nearest you, roll up lightly, like a jelly roll.
Pinch the seam to seal it.
Place the dough roll so that it's seam side down and cut it into 24 slices, each about 3/4" wide.
Stand 2 slices, side by side, on the edge in each muffin cup.
Gently spread the slices apart so that they form a "V" space in the center.
Spoon 1 teaspoon of the reserved brown-sugar mixture int the center of each roll.
Top each with a pecan half, pressing lightly into the roll.
Bake in preheated oven for 15 - 20 minutes, or until the rolls are golden brown