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Sugar Plum Sweet Rolls

 Sugar Plum Sweet Rolls
My sweet rolls are a cross between cinnamon buns and kolaches. Package some in decorative cellophane bags for homemade gifts.
30 ServingsPrep: 1 hour + rising Bake: 20 min.

Ingredients

  • 2 envelopes (1/4 ounce each) active dry yeast
  • 1/2 cup warm water (110° to 115°)
  • 2 cups warm whole milk (110° to 115°)
  • 1 cup butter, melted
  • 3 egg yolks, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 6 to 7 cups all-purpose flour
  • FILLING:
  • 1-1/3 cups pitted dried plums
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 cup flaked coconut
  • 1 cup chopped pecans, toasted
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 2 tablespoons grated orange peel
  • ICING:
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans, toasted
  • 4 teaspoons orange juice
  • 2 teaspoons grated orange peel

Directions

  • In a large bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water. Add the warm milk,
  • butter, egg yolks, sugar, salt and 5 cups flour. Beat until smooth.
  • Stir in enough remaining flour to form a soft dough (dough will be

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Sugar Plum Sweet Rolls (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • sticky).
  • Turn onto a floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic, about
  • 6-8 minutes. Place in a greased bowl, turning once to grease the
  • top. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 1 hour.
  • Punch dough down. Divide dough in half. On a lightly floured surface,
  • roll each half into a 15-in. x 12-in. rectangle. In a small bowl,
  • combine filling ingredients; spread over each rectangle to within
  • 1/2 in. of edges. Roll up jelly-roll style, starting with a long
  • side; pinch seams to seal. Cut into 1-in. slices.
  • Place rolls, cut side down, in two greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking
  • pans. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 30
  • minutes. Bake at 375° for 18-22 minutes or until golden brown.
  • Cool in pans for 5 minutes before inverting onto serving plates.
  • Combine the confectioner's sugar, pecans, orange juice and peel until
  • blended. Spoon over warm rolls. Yield: 2-1/2 dozen.
Nutritional Facts: 1 roll equals 321 calories, 16 g fat (8 g saturated fat), 46 mg cholesterol, 242 mg sodium, 42 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 4 g protein.