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These frosted sweet rolls make a delectable breakfast or holiday brunch offering.

Laura Zapalowski
Recipe by Cooking Light November 2007

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Yield:
18 rolls (serving size: 1 roll)
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • To prepare dough, dissolve 1 teaspoon granulated sugar and yeast in 3/4 cup warm water; let stand 5 minutes. Combine 1/3 cup granulated sugar, 3 tablespoons butter, salt, and egg in a large bowl. Add yeast mixture; beat with a mixer at medium speed until blended.

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  • Lightly spoon flour into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Gradually add 3 cups flour to yeast mixture, beating mixture on low speed until a soft dough forms. Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface. Knead until smooth and elastic (about 5 minutes); add enough of remaining flour, 1 tablespoon at a time, to prevent dough from sticking to hands. Place dough in a large bowl coated with cooking spray, turning to coat top. Cover and let rise in a warm place (85°), free from drafts, 1 hour or until doubled in size. Punch dough down; turn out onto a lightly floured surface.

  • To prepare filling, combine brown sugar, cinnamon, and rind in a small bowl. Roll dough into a 15 x 10-inch rectangle; brush with 2 tablespoons butter. Sprinkle brown sugar mixture over dough, leaving a 1/2-inch border. Sprinkle dates and pecans over sugar mixture. Beginning with a long side, roll up jelly-roll fashion; pinch seam to seal (do not seal ends of roll). Cut roll into 18 (1/2-inch) slices. Place slices, cut sides up, in a 13 x 9-inch baking pan coated with cooking spray. Cover and let rise in a warm place (85°), free from drafts, about 1 hour or until rolls have doubled in size.

  • Preheat oven to 375°.

  • Uncover dough. Bake at 375° for 20 minutes or until rolls are golden brown.

  • To prepare glaze, combine powdered sugar, syrup, and milk in a small bowl; stir with a whisk until smooth. Drizzle glaze over warm rolls. Serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts

226 calories; calories from fat 20%; fat 4.9g; saturated fat 2.2g; mono fat 1.6g; poly fat 0.6g; protein 3.2g; carbohydrates 43.4g; fiber 1.5g; cholesterol 20mg; iron 1.5mg; sodium 96mg; calcium 21mg.
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