Brownies & Bars, Candy, Cookies, Cupcakes

Happy Halloween!

Here are some ideas for baking up something scary good for Halloween!

Candy Corn Cupcakes  Triple Layer Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Brownies

Orange Hug Cookies  S'more Cereal Bars

Pumpkin Coffee Cake  Pumpkin Sweet Rolls

Pumpkin Cinnamon Swirl Bread  Pumpkin Pie Cupcakes 1

Halloween Candied Gorp  Peanut Butter Brownie Pie

Pumpkin Milk Chocolate Blondies  Halloween Peanut Butter Oatmeal Bars

Breads, Breakfast, Yeast Breads

Sweet Roll Heaven!

When planning a family breakfast, is there any question that there should be homemade sweet rolls on the menu? To me it is one of the most wonderful comfort food there is, hot from the oven with a heavenly aroma hanging in the air. Here are some ideas for Easter breakfast or any morning.

If you’re not an early riser to start the recipe in the morning (how many of us are?) make them the night before up to the step where you put the rolls in the pan. Cover tightly with plastic wrap and put in the refrigerator. Take the rolls out in the morning, remove plastic wrap, cover with a towel and let sit for 1-1½ hours then bake as directed.

Happy Family Breakfast Time to All! Happy Easter!

 

   Cinnamon Rolls_3  Orange Cream Cheese Sweet Rolls II

   Blackberry Sweet Rolls  Fresh Strawberry Cinnamon Rolls

   Oreo Sweet Rolls  Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Sweet Rolls

   Pumpkin Sweet Rolls Piña Colada Sweet Rolls 1

   Apple Butter Cinnamon Chip Sweet Rolls  Maple Pecan Cinnamon Rolls 2

   Carrot Cake Sweet Rolls_4  Mini Lemon Rolls

Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cinnamon Rolls 1  Strawberry Danish Rolls

One Year Ago: Cinnamon Oatmeal Brownies Cinnamon Oatmeal Brownies

Two Years Ago: Lone Star Chicken Enchiladas Lone Star Chicken Enchiladas

If you are interested in Demarle bakeware and kitchen tools such as Silpat & Perforated Baking Sheet please visit mydemarleathome.com/kristenparker or simply click on the Demarle at Home logo below.

Breads, Breakfast, Yeast Breads

Orange Cream Cheese Sweet Rolls

Something that came to my mind that needed to be played out. I sent a picture of the rolls on my phone to my parents, my dad said, “We’ll be over and I’ll bring a gallon of milk”. That makes me happy!

Orange Cream Cheese Sweet Rolls

Orange Cream Cheese Sweet Rolls 1

Sweet Roll Dough:
1¼ cups warm water
2½ tsp (1 pkt) dry yeast
1/2 cup sugar
2 Tbl oil
3½ cups flour
1½ tsp salt

Orange Cream Cheese Filling:
8 oz cream cheese, room temp
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 Tbl orange juice
1 Tbl flour
orange zest
1/2 cup chopped pecans

Make sweet roll dough – in bowl of mixer, sprinkle yeast over warm water.  Add sugar, oil, and 1 cup flour.  Mix until well combined.  Add remaining flour and salt.  Knead.  Let rise until doubled. Make orange cream cheese filling – by whipping cream cheese with electric mixer. Add brown sugar, orange juice, flour, and orange zest. Roll out dough to approx 18″x10″. Spread orange cream cheese filling evenly over dough. Sprinkle pecans over and roll from long end to long end, pinch seam.  Cut into 12 pieces (I use thread, place under dough, cross ends over and pull quickly through dough), put in sprayed 13×9 pan*.  Cover and let rise until doubled.  Bake in preheated 375° oven for 17-20 minutes.

Sweet Roll Glaze:
1/4 cup butter, softened
1 cup powdered sugar
1 Tbl orange juice
orange zest

Mix butter, powdered sugar, orange juice, and orange zest.  Spread over warm sweet rolls.

* At this point you can cover the pan of rolls tightly with plastic wrap and put in refrigerator overnight. Take out in the morning, remove plastic wrap covering with towel, and let sit for one hour. Preheat oven and bake & frost as above.

One Year Ago: Oatmeal Creme Pie Cupcakes Oatmeal Creme Pie Cupcakes

Two Years Ago: Orange Cranberry Scones Orange Cranberry Scones

Breads, Breakfast, Yeast Breads

Carrot Cake Sweet Rolls

A box carrot cake mix is the beginning for this idea. A carrot cake mix made into sweet roll dough with cinnamon sugar filling and cream cheese frosting, I think they are yummy!

Carrot Cake Sweet Rolls

Carrot Cake Sweet Rolls:
1¼ cups warm water (110°)
1 pkt (2¼ tsp) dry yeast
1 box carrot cake mix
1 Tbl oil
2½ cups flour
3/4 tsp salt
1/4 cup butter, softened
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 Tbl cinnamon
1/2-3/4 cup raisins

In bowl of mixer, pour warm water, sprinkle yeast over, then cake mix.  Let sit 5 minutes.  Add oil, flour, salt, and raisins; mix all together.  Knead.  Let rise 1 hour.  Knead lightly again, roll out to 18″x8″ rectangle. Spread butter over dough. Stir together sugar, brown sugar, and cinnamon; sprinkle over butter. Roll up from long end to long end, pinch seam.  Cut into 12 rounds (I use thread, place under dough, cross ends over and pull quickly through dough), put in sprayed 13″×9″ pan.  Cover and let rise until doubled. Bake in preheated 375° oven for 18-20 minutes. Cool to just warm and spread with frosting.

Cream Cheese Frosting:
4 oz cream cheese
1 cup powdered sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla

With electric mixer, whip cream cheese, powdered sugar, and vanilla.

Carrot Cake Sweet Rolls 2Carrot Cake Sweet Rolls 3      Carrot Cake Sweet Rolls 4

One Year Ago: Peanut Butter Fudge Brownies Peanut Butter Fudge Brownies

Two Years Ago: White Chocolate Candy Cane Fudge White Chocolate Candy Cane Fudge

 

Breads, Breakfast, Yeast Breads

OREO Sweet Rolls

For Father’s Day at our church each year, the fathers are treated to homemade cinnamon rolls. They are always a big hit. I love making sweet rolls/cinnamon rolls, you don’t have to look very far into my website to see that I love wrapping all kinds of ingredients and flavors up in dough. Here is my latest take on sweet rolls…Oreo Sweet Rolls.

Oreo Sweet Rolls

Sweet Roll Dough:
1 cup milk
1/3 cup butter
1 pkg (2¼ tsp) dry yeast
1/2 cup sugar
4½ – 5 cups flour
1 tsp salt
3 eggs
1½ tsp vanilla

Heat milk and butter in microwave until butter is melted and reaches 110°. In bowl of mixer, sprinkle yeast over milk mixture. When yeast is foamy, add sugar, 3 cups of flour, salt, eggs, and vanilla. Mix until well combined. Add remaining flour, 1/2 cup at a time, stirring well after each addition. When dough has pulled together knead until smooth. Place dough in a sprayed bowl and turn to coat, cover and let rise in warm place until doubled, about 1 hour. Roll out dough on lightly floured surface into a 12″x 18″ rectangle. Mix up filling.

Oreo Filling:
14 Oreos
6 Tbl butter, melted

Process Oreos or crush to fine crumbs. Stir melted butter into oreo crumbs until well combined. Evenly spread over dough. Roll up the dough into a log and seal the seam. Cut into 12 equal pieces, place in a greased 9″x13″ baking pan. Cover and let rise about 1/2 hour. Preheat oven to 375° and bake for 25-30 minutes. Spread with frosting when warm.

Sweet Roll Frosting:
1/4 cup butter, softened
1 cup powdered sugar
milk

Mix butter and powdered sugar. Add enough milk to make frosting consistency. Evenly spread frosting over rolls, sprinkle with Oreo crumbs if desired.

One Year Ago: Old Fashioned Raisin Pie Old Fashioned Raisin Pie

Two Years Ago: Sticky Pecan Muffins Sticky Pecan Muffins

If you are interested in Demarle bakeware and kitchen tools such as the Roul’Pat & Beechwood Rolling Pin or Silpat & Perforated Baking Sheet please visit mydemarleathome.com/kristenparker or simply click on the Demarle at Home logo below.

Breakfast, Yeast Breads

Apple Butter Cinnamon Chip Sweet Rolls

Another twist on sweet rolls. Cinnamon chips in the sweet roll dough, rolled up with sweet apple butter on the inside. I remember having peanut butter & apple butter sandwiches growing up, yum. Hmmmm…maybe next time I will make peanut butter glaze.

Apple Butter Cinnamon Chip Sweet Rolls

1¼ cups warm water (110°)
2½ tsp (1 pkt) dry yeast
1/2 cup sugar
2 Tbl oil
3½ cups flour
1½ tsp salt
3/4 cup cinnamon chips
1/2 cup apple butter
3 Tbl sugar
1 tsp cinnamon

In bowl of electric mixer, sprinkle yeast over warm water. Add the 1/2 cup sugar, oil, and 1 cup flour. Mix until well combined.  Add remaining flour, salt, and cinnamon chips. Knead. Let rise until doubled. Mix the 3 Tbl sugar and the 1 tsp cinnamon together in small bowl. Roll out dough to 18″×10″ rectangle. Spread apple butter over dough then sprinkle cinnamon sugar mixture over apple butter. Roll from long end to long end (as rolling, lift up and over the filling so filling is not pushed off the dough), pinch seam.  Cut into 12 1½-inch rounds (I use thread, place under dough, cross ends over and pull quickly through dough), put in sprayed 13″×9″ pan.  Cover and let rise until doubled. Bake in preheated 350° oven for 20-30 minutes.  Cool slightly and spread with sweet roll glaze.

Sweet Roll Glaze:
2 Tbl butter, melted
3/4 cup powdered sugar
milk

Stir powdered sugar into melted butter, add milk to make desired spreading consistency.

One Year Ago Today: Cream Cheese Onion Rolls Cream Cheese Onion Rolls

If you are interested in Demarle bakeware and kitchen tools such as the Roul’Pat & Beechwood Rolling Pin or Silpat & Perforated Baking Sheet please visit mydemarleathome.com/kristenparker or simply click on the Demarle at Home logo below.

Breads, Breakfast, Yeast Breads

Blackberry Sweet Rolls

I can never get enough sweet rolls. This recipe is regular homemade sweet rolls with blackberry pie filling over the top. Try raspberry or lemon, whatever you are craving.

Blackberry Sweet Rolls

Blackberry Sweet Rolls 1  Blackberry Sweet Rolls 2
1¼ cups warm water (110°)
2½ tsp (1 pkt) dry yeast
1/2 cup sugar
2 Tbl oil
3½ cups flour
1½ tsp salt
1/4 butter, softened
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 Tbl cinnamon
1 can (21 oz) blackberry pie filling

In bowl of electric mixer, sprinkle yeast over warm water.  Add the 1/2 cup sugar, oil, and 1 cup flour.  Mix until well combined.  Add remaining flour and salt.  Knead.  Let rise until doubled.  Mix the 1/4 cup sugar, the 1/4 cup brown sugar, and cinnamon together in small bowl.  Roll out dough to 18″×8″ rectangle.  Spread butter over dough then sprinkle cinnamon sugar mixture over butter.  Roll from long end to long end, pinch seam.  Cut into 12 1 1/2-inch rounds (I use thread, place under dough, cross ends over and pull quickly through dough), put in sprayed 13×9 pan.  Cover and let rise until doubled.  Spoon blackberry filling evenly over the top of the 12 rolls.  Bake in preheated 350° oven for 25-30 minutes.  Cool slightly and drizzle with sweet roll glaze.

Sweet Roll Glaze:
2 Tbl butter, melted
3/4 cup powdered sugar
milk

Stir powdered sugar into melted butter, add milk to make drizzle consistency.  I put in plastic bag, snip corner to make small hole and drizzle.

One Year Ago: Peanut Butter Banana Cupcakes  Salami & Roasted Red Pepper Stromboli

If you are interested in Demarle bakeware and kitchen tools such as the Roul’Pat & Beechwood Rolling Pin or Silpat & Perforated Baking Sheet please visit mydemarleathome.com/kristenparker or simply click on the Demarle at Home logo below.

Breads, Breakfast, Yeast Breads

Eggnog Cream Cheese Sweet Rolls

I believe I have told you how much I love eggnog.  Well, this recipe comes from that love.  The sweet roll pictured below is gone and I sit full and happy as I write this post. ;0)

Eggnog Cream Cheese Sweet Rolls

Eggnog Sweet Roll Dough:
1¼ cups eggnog, very warm (110°)
2¼ tsp (1 pkt) dry yeast
1/3 cup sugar
2 Tbl oil
3¼ cups flour
1¼ tsp salt

In mixer bowl, sprinkle yeast over warm eggnog.  Add sugar, oil, and 1 cup flour.  Mix until well combined.  Add remaining flour and salt.  Knead.  Let rise one hour.

Filling:
6 oz cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 Tbl eggnog
1/2 to 1 tsp rum extract (optional, I used 1 tsp)

Mix filling ingredients together.

Roll out dough to about 18″×10″ rectangle.  Spread filling over dough.  Roll from long end to long end, pinch seam.  Cut into 12 even pieces (I use thread, place under dough, cross ends over and pull quickly through dough).  Place in sprayed 13″×9″ pan.  Cover and let rise 30-40 minutes.  Bake in preheated 350° oven for 25 minutes or until golden.  Let cool to just warm and frost with eggnog frosting.

Eggnog Frosting:
2 Tbl butter, softened
2 cups powdered sugar
4 Tbl eggnog

Whip frosting ingredients with electric mixer.  Spread evenly over sweet rolls.

One Year Ago:  Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Cookies  Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Cookies

If you are interested in Demarle bakeware and kitchen tools please visit mydemarleathome.com/kristenparker or simply click on the Demarle at Home logo below.

Breads, Yeast Breads

Sweet Honey Butter Rolls

On the hunt for a little roll that makes a statement all on its own for a wedding reception.  We are liking this, a sweet dough spread with honey butter, rolled, and baked to golden brown.  I think if I took a little more time I could make them look nicer, I was in a hurry and it shows.  But, love that honey butter flavor!

Sweet Roll Dough:
1/4 cup warm water (110°)
1 pkt (2¼ tsp) dry yeast
1 Tbl sugar
1/2 cup warm milk
1/3 cup sugar
1 egg, beaten
1/4 cup butter, softened
3 cups flour
1 tsp salt

Honey Butter:
1/4 cup butter, softened
2 Tbl honey

For honey butter, stir together butter and honey, put in refrigerator.  For sweet dough, in large bowl of mixer pour warm water, sprinkle yeast over water, and sprinkle 1 Tbl sugar over yeast.  Let yeast sit for 5 minutes.  Add warm milk, 1/3 cup sugar, egg, butter, flour, and salt.  Mix and knead.  Put dough in sprayed bowl, cover, and let rise one hour.  Divide dough into 4 equal pieces.  Roll one piece into a 8″ diameter circle, spread with 1/4 of honey butter mixture, cut with pizza cutter into 8 equal triangles.  Roll each starting at big end up to the point.  Place on silpat lined baking tray or sprayed baking sheet point down.  Repeat with remaining 3 pieces of dough.  Let rise 30-45 minutes.  Bake in preheated 350° oven for 10-12 minutes or until just golden.  Makes 32 small rolls.

If you are interested in Demarle bakeware and kitchen tools such as the Silpat & Perforated Baking Sheet please visit mydemarleathome.com/kristenparker or simply click on the Demarle at Home logo below.

Breakfast, Yeast Breads

Piña Colada Sweet Rolls

It’s fun to change up an old favorite.  Here is a twist on cinnamon sweet rolls, if you love pineapple and coconut this is for you!

                       

                       

Sweet Roll Dough:
1¼ cup warm water (about 110°)
2¼ tsp (1 pkt) dry yeast
1/2 cup sugar
2 Tbl oil
2 tsp vanilla
3-3½ cups flour
1½ tsp salt

Filling:
1 cup pineapple preserves
1 cup coconut
1/2 cup slivered almonds

In bowl of mixer, sprinkle yeast over warm water.  Add sugar, oil, vanilla, and 1 cup flour.  Mix until well combined.  Add remaining flour and salt.  Knead.  Let rise until doubled, 1 hour.  Roll out dough on lightly floured surface to an 18″x10″ rectangle.  Spread pineapple preserves evenly over dough.  Sprinkle coconut and almonds evenly over dough.  Roll up lengthwise and pinch along edge to seal seam.  Cut into 12 pieces.  I use a thread to cut, slide thread under roll to cutting position, cross ends over roll and pull across to slice.  Gently place roll pieces in sprayed 13″x9″ pan.  Bake in preheated 350° oven for 15-20 minutes, until lightly browned.  Cool to warm and spread with glaze.

Pineapple Glaze:
2 Tbl butter, softened
2 Tbl pineapple preserves
1 cup powdered sugar
1 tsp milk
¼ tsp vanilla (or rum extract)

Whip altogether and spread on sweet rolls.

If you are interested in Demarle bakeware and kitchen tools such as the Roul’Pat & Beechwood Rolling Pin or Silpat & Perforated Baking Sheet please visit mydemarleathome.com/kristenparker or simply click on the Demarle at Home logo below.