Family Caramel Rolls Recipe | A family favorite.

For Palm Sunday this year, I decided to indulge in one of my favorite family traditions by making caramel rolls. This recipe has been a beloved part of my husband’s family for generations, and I’m excited to share it with you all today.

    Start the recipe around 1:00 in the afternoon the day before

    This makes 24 rolls.

    Boil for 5 minutes:
    2 cups water
    1-cup sugar
    ½ cup Crisco
    ½ Tablespoon salt

    Remove from heat and let stand for 2 hours or until completely cool. Do NOT refrigerate.

    Dissolve ½ package yeast (1-1/8 teaspoons) in 1/8-cup warm water. Pour boiled mixture into a very large mixing bowl, and add 1-1/2 cups flour beat well with mixer. Then add 2 beaten eggs, yeast mixture, and 1-1/2 more cups flour, mix well.
    Then add 3 to 4-1/2 cups flour and knead by hand (or kneading hook on mixer). The amount of flour will vary from time to time. Knead until smooth and not sticky.
    Cover let rise in a warm place. Punch dough down at 6:00pm or when double. Let rise again until 9:00pm, or another 3 hours.

    To make rolls: You will need 2 – 9 X 13 greased pans.

    Caramel- boil for 3 minutes
    1 cup brown sugar
    1/4 cup butter
    1/3 cup heavy whipping cream
    Pour into one greased 9×13 pans and repeat.

    Divide raised dough into 2 even parts. Roll out one part into large rectangle. Spread with soft butter (1 stick) and sprinkle with ½ cup sugar and 2 teaspoon cinnamon mixture.
    Roll up and cut into 12 even sized rolls. Place into pan on top of caramel. Repeat 1 more time. Cover the pans and place in warm area to rise over night.
    Bake in the morning at 375 degrees in a preheated oven for 18-20 minutes. Let cool for a couple minutes then turn pan upside down on a cookie sheet covered with foil to remove rolls from pan. Enjoy!!!!!!!

    Enjoying Tradition:
    There’s something truly special about preserving and sharing family recipes like these caramel rolls. Not only do they taste delicious, but they also connect us to our loved ones who have passed down these traditions.

    As an interior designer, I find that these moments of tradition and family are deeply intertwined with our homes. They remind us that our homes are not just spaces; they are vessels for our memories and the stories that make us who we are.

    I hope you enjoy making these caramel rolls as much as I do. They’re not just a sweet treat; they’re a reminder of the warmth and love that fills our homes and hearts.

    I’d love to hear in the comments if you try this recipe — happy baking!!

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