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Crispy Cinnamon Rounds

The sugar on the bottom caramelizes and gets crunchy while the inside of the rolls is light and fluffy.  ~Barbara S


Average: 5 (2 votes)
This recipe makes 18 to 22 rolls
Bread Flour2+1/4 cups
Active Dry Yeast2+1/4 tsp
Sugar2 TBSP
Salt1/2 tsp
Nutmeg1/2 tsp
Water3/4 cup
Shortening3 TBSP
Sugar3/4 cup
Chopped pecans or walnuts1/2 cup
Brown Sugar1/4 cup
Cinnamon1 tsp

This recipe is featured at Barbara Bakes.


In large mixer bowl, combine 1 cup flour, yeast, 2 TBSP sugar, salt and nutmeg; mix well. Add warm water (120-130°F), shortening, and egg to flour mixture. Blend at low speed until moistened; beat 3 minutes at medium speed. By hand, gradually stir in remaining flour to make a stiff batter. Cover; let rise in warm place until light and double, about 45 minutes.


Prepare Topping: Combine 3/4 cup sugar, pecans, brown sugar and cinnamon; mix well. Pour half of sugar mixture onto wax paper at a time.


Stir down batter. Drop batter by tablespoons into sugar mixture; toss lightly to coat. Flatten each piece to a 4 or 5-inch circle, 1/8-inch thick, pressing sugar mixture into both sides. Place on greased foil-lined cookie sheets. Bake at 400°F for 12 to 15 minutes until light golden brown. (Do not overbake). Remove from cookie sheets; cool.



You can substitute Instant (fast-rising) in place of Active Dry Yeast in batter/no knead recipes. When using Instant Yeast, expect your batter/dough to rise faster - about 50% faster. Adjust your rise times accordingly.  Traditional methods: use equal amounts; Bread Machine: use 1/2 tsp Instant Yeast OR 3/4 tsp Active Dry Yeast per cup of flour in your recipe. Visit our Lessons in Yeast & Baking for more information.




These were a little hard to make 1/8" thick, but worth the small effort, these were delious! Thanks for the recipe! UP North Baker!

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