31 August 2010
Redeemed Sticky Rolls
[This post is included in this week's Real Food Wednesday, hosted by Kelly the Kitchen Kop!]
As I mentioned, Saturday was my birthday. For the occasion, I decided to try out a new, made up recipe to "fix" the old family recipe of "sticky rolls". They are a staple at holiday gatherings, and a large part of what my childhood tastes like. But they're usually made with canned biscuits and lots of refined sugar. But since I try to eat real food these days, that doesn't really fly anymore.
So, because Redeemed Sticky Rolls are indeed a success (yay!), I will now give you a step-by-step tutorial for making your very own Redeemed Sticky Rolls.
1.) Make this biscuit recipe. Do everything except baking them. This will take you approximately 2 1/2 to 3 hours. Cut out the biscuits to be about the size of biscuits from a can.
2.) Melt some butter in a saucepan.
3.) Add a heap of cinnamon.
5.) Dump some Sucanat (dehydrated cane sugar) into a bowl. Take the risen-but-yet-unbaked biscuits, dip them in the cinnamon-butter, then roll them around in the Sucanat, one at a time. Twist the biscuits a little, then shove them close together onto a cookie sheet or shallow baking dish.
6.) Melt some more butter and add more cinnamon because you didn't make enough. (I ended up using about 10 tablespoons of butter for one recipe of the biscuits.)
[6b.) Decide half-way through that the Sucanat will be too much sugar and start leaving it out and only dipping the biscuits in cinnamon-butter. Realize later that the Sucanat was just right and that next time you'll dip all of them in Sucanat.]
7.) Put biscuits in a 350 degree oven for 20-25 minutes while you continue watching Pirates of the Caribbean, being reminded of what a fabulous movie it is (and with such great pacing!), and laughing at all the funny parts even though you've seen it about 25 times.
8.) Mix up the glaze/drizzle/icing. That's heavy whipping cream, plus enough maple syrup for the cream to taste sweet.
9.) Spoon onto still-hot biscuits.
[9b.) If it happens to be your birthday, stick a candle in one of the sticky rolls, light it, and command your husband to take photos. Also, try to keep your one-year-old from grabbing the lit candle.]