When we woke up this morning to a blizzard and I knew my husband would be home I knew I wanted to make cinnamon rolls for breakfast. Only problem? We didnt want to wait 3 hours to eat, while the yeast took its time to do its thing!! So I improvised and made some out of biscuits. Not as good as the real deal, but definitely not bad for a quick fix!
For the biscuits:
2 cups flour
1 T. baking powder
2 tsp sugar
1/2 tsp cream of tartar
1/4 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 cup butter
2/3 cup milk
For the topping:
3/4 cup brown sugar
4 T. butter
3 T. honey
1 T. corn syrup
1 1/2 cups coarsely chopped pecans (I left off since the T-ster was going to be eating them too)
For the filling:
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 T cinnamon
4 T. butter, softened
*Combine all the filling ingredients and set aside.
*Combine all the topping ingredients, except the pecans, and begin to heat in a small saucepan until melted together.
*While the topping is melting together make the biscuits:
*Combine all the dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl.
*Cut in the butter with a pastry blender or two forks until butter is roughly pea sized.
*Create a well in the dough and all at once, add the milk. With a fork gently toss until moistened and starts to hold together.
*Transfer to a lightly floured surface and quickly knead 4 or 5 times to bring the dough into a rough disk.
*Roll out into a rectangle (maybe 6 x 12 ??)
*Sprinkle the filling over the rectangle and then from one long side, roll up the dough and pinch to seal.
*Pour the topping into a lightly greased 9 inch round cake pan. (I didnt quite use all of it) And top with pecans.
*Cut the dough into 8 slices and place on top of the topping in the pan.
*Bake at 400 degrees for about 18 min? (I didnt really time it!- start watching after maybe 12 min)
*Cool slightly and then invert onto a plate or pan and allow the topping to drip down a bit before removing the pan.
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