Tuesday, December 16, 2008

A Snow Day and Little Brown Jug Rolls

Okay, well it's not "snow," but we ARE having a "bad weather day" off of school due to the Arctic front that dumped freezing rain and sleet all over our county, turning our roads into an ice rink.

I was hoping to finish my Christmas shopping (I got a lot done yesterday!), but instead, it looks like it's a going to be a good day to bake.

I got this recipe from my dearest friend Sherri, and it has become our Christmas morning staple. You make it the night before (10 min. prep!), bake it in the morning, and enjoy!
Little Brown Jug Rolls

1 c. chopped pecans (optional)
2 loaves frozen bread dough, thawed (I use 24 frozen dinner rolls because they thaw faster and are easier to handle)
1/3 c. butter, melted
1 4.6-oz. pkg. vanilla or butterscotch pudding mix (not instant!)
1 T. milk
1 T. cinnamon
1 c. packed light brown sugar

Grease well a 9X13 pan. Sprinkle with nuts. Cut dough into walnut-sized pieces. Fill pan with a single layer of dough pieces. Combine remaining ingredients and spoon over dough. Cover with Pam-sprayed plastic wrap and let rise in refrigerator overnight (Dough should rise up to top, or even over top of pan. If not, let rise a little longer out of the refrigerator). Bake uncovered at 350 for 30 min.

Meanwhile, line cookie sheet with aluminum foil. Immediately invert onto prepared cookie sheet. Servings: 10 to 15. Prep time: 10 min.

Note: You may want to place some aluminum foil under the cake pan while baking in oven, as the topping can spill out over cake pan edges.
Since we're wanting these this morning, I'll follow the directions on the back of the Rhodes Dinner Rolls package to let them rise by the "Speed Method."

I like these because they are easy and fairly low fat - so I can enjoy all the other Christmas goodies with less guilt. Don't you love my reasoning?


Christy. said...

I am planning on baking some today and rearranging furniture. This is day 3 of being stuck at home from an Arctic Blast, as they're calling it! The first day and a half was fun, now it's getting old! :0)

mholgate said...

I would just like to say that I had a little chuckle over reading yesterday and today's posts! Our high here today will be a whoppin' 8 degrees! That's not counting wind chill factor. BRRRRR! But there has to be three feet of snow on the ground in the great NW for them to cancel school! (I'm used to that from growing up in the area.) So I bundled up my kids this morning in their snow clothes (even though it isn't snowing) and took them to school. As for the rest of the day, I'm staying in as much as possible! I will be experimenting with a few homemade magnet gifts today. : )
Stay warm!

Queen to my 3 Boys said...

Those sound wonderful!

It's a 'stay home' day for us too it's -20C or -3ish F here.

Jen said...

These are really good....my mentor in MOPS makes them for us....yummy!

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