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Poppy Seed Sweet Rolls

 Poppy Seed Sweet Rolls
When I don't plan on serving these sweet rolls the same day I prepare them, I tuck them into the freezer. Then I can surprise my family with a batch when they least expect it! —Ruth Stahl, Shepherd, Montana
30 ServingsPrep: 30 min. + rising Bake: 15 min.

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons active dry yeast
  • 1/4 cup warm water (110° to 115°)
  • 3 tablespoons sugar, divided
  • 1-1/2 cups warm buttermilk (110° to 115°)
  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 4 to 4-1/2 cups King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
  • FILLING:
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 2 tablespoons poppy seeds
  • ICING:
  • 2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 4 teaspoons milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions

  • In a large bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water. Add 1 tablespoon

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Poppy Seed Sweet Rolls (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • sugar; let stand for 5 minutes. Add the buttermilk, oil, salt,
  • baking soda, 3 cups flour and remaining sugar; beat until smooth.
  • Stir in enough remaining flour to form a soft dough.
  • Turn onto a lightly floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic,
  • about 6-8 minutes. Place in a greased bowl, turning once to grease
  • top. Cover and let rise in a warm place for 30 minutes.
  • Punch dough down. Turn onto a floured surface; divide in half. Roll
  • each portion into a 15-in. x 9-in. rectangle.
  • For filling, in a small bowl, beat cream cheese and butter until
  • fluffy. Beat in the brown sugar, flour and vanilla until smooth.
  • Stir in nuts and poppy seeds. Spread over rectangles. Roll up
  • jelly-roll style, starting with a long side; pinch seams to seal.
  • Cut into 1-in. pieces. Place 2 in. apart on greased baking sheets.
  • Cover and let rise for 30 minutes.
  • Bake at 375° for 12-15 minutes until golden brown. Remove from
  • pans to wire racks to cool. Combine icing ingredients; drizzle over
  • rolls. Yield: about 2-1/2 dozen.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 each) equals 237 calories, 11 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 13 mg cholesterol, 154 mg sodium, 31 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 4 g protein.