Cinnamon butterfly rolls

Yield: 18 servings

Measure Ingredient
½ cup Sugar
1 teaspoon Salt
1 pack Active dry yeast
4⅓ cup Flour, all-purpose
1 cup Milk
1 each Butter or margarine
2 teaspoons Vanilla extract
2 eaches Eggs
½ cup Brown sugar, packed
½ cup Pecans, chopped
½ cup Raisins, dark seedless
1 teaspoon Cinnamon, ground

Servings: 18

In large bowl, combine sugar, salt, yeast and 1 cup flour. In 1 quart saucepan over low heat, heat milk and ½ cup butter or margarine (1 stick) until very warm (120-130'F). Butter or margarine does not need to melt.

With mixer at low speed, gradually beat liquid into dry ingredients just until blended. Increase speed to medium; beat 2 minutes. Beat in vanilla extract, 1 egg, and 1 cup flour to make a thick batter; continue beating 2 minutes scraping bowl often. With wooden spoon, stir in 2 cups flour to make a soft dough.

Turn dough onto floured surface and knead until smooth and elastic, about 10 minutes, working in more flour (about ⅓ cup). Shape into ball; place in greased large bowl, turning to grease top. Cover; let rise in warm place (80-85'F) until doubled, about 1½ hours.

Punch down dough. Turn dough onto lightly floured surface; cut dough in half; cover and let rest 15 minutes. Grease 2 large cookie sheets.

In small bowl, mix brown sugar, pecans, raisins, and cinnamon. In small saucepan over low heat, melt 4 T butter or margarine (½ stick).

With floured rolling pin, roll half of dough into 17 1/2x12" rectangle. Brush with half of melted butter; sprinkle with half of brown-sugar mixture. From 17 ½" edge, roll dough jelly-roll fashion; pinch seam to seal. Cut roll into 9 wedges, 2 ½ inches at wide side, 1 inch at short side.

Turn wedges short side up. Press handle of wooden spoon across each.

Repeat with other half of dough.

Place rolls 2 inches apart on cookie sheets. Cover; let rise in warm place until doubled, about 1 hour.

Preheat oven to 350'F. In cup, beat remaining egg; with pastry brush, brush rolls. Bake rolls 20 minutes or until golden. Remove rolls from cookie sheets; cool on wire racks.

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