Sunday, February 27, 2011

Sticky Nut Rolls

½ cup light corn syrup
1/3 cup packed brown sugar
3 T butter
1 T water
1/3 cup coarsely chopped pecans or walnuts
2 cups all purpose flour
1 T baking powder
½ t salt
1/3 cup shortening 
¾ cup milk
¼ cup granulated sugar
½ t ground cinnamon

In a saucepan combine syrup, brown sugar, butter, and water. Cook and stir over low heat till brown sugar dissolved; Do NOT Boil. Spread in bottom of a 9x9x2" baking pan. Sprinkle nuts over.

In a mixing bowl stir together flour, baking powder, and salt. Cut in shortening till mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Make a well in Center. Add milk all at once, stirring just till dough clings together. Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface. knead dough gently 15 to 20 strokes. Roll into a 12x10" rectangle. Combine granulated sugar and cinnamon; sprinkle over dough. Roll up jelly roll style, beginning with long side. Slice into 1" pieces. Place, cut side down, in prepared pan. Bake in a 425° oven 30 minutes or till golden. Loosen sides and invert onto a serving plate. serve warm Makes 12 rolls

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