Mmmm. These will make your morning! 2010 Pamela’s Gluten-Free Recipe Contest Honorable Mention recipe by Greg P.
Mini Pecan Sweet Rolls
32 mini rolls
Mmmm. These will make your morning!
1 bag (3-1/2 cups) Pamela's Gluten-Free Bread Mix
- 8 tbsp unsalted butter, chilled
- 8 tbsp shortening, chilled
- 7 to 8 tbsp ice cold water
- 6 ounces cream cheese, softened
- 1 tsp almond extract
- 1/2 cup pecans, chopped fine
- 1/2 cup of confectioner’s sugar
- 1 egg white
- 1 tsp water
- 1/2 cup confectioner’s sugar
- 4 tsp milk
- 1/2 tsp almost extract
To make dough:
In a bowl, cut chilled butter and shortening into Pamela's Gluten-Free Bread Mix with two knives or a pastry knife until small pea sized pieces form. Slowly add water until dough comes together, not sticky. Add 1 tsp additional water if dough is too dry. Do not over handle dough.
Make 8 balls of equal size. Roll each dough ball into 8 rectangular pieces that are approximately 4x7-inches on waxed or parchment paper to minimize sticking.
In a small bowl, beat the cream cheese, almond extract and sugar until fluffy. Fold 1/2 of the chopped pecans into the cream cheese mixture. On each of the 8 dough rectangles, spread about 2 tablespoons of cream cheese mixture.
Starting at the short end, roll each rectangle tightly into a cylinder. Place on a plate and cover the 8 rolls with plastic wrap and chill until firm, about 30 minutes.
Pre-heat oven to 350°.
Remove dough rolls from the refrigerator and cut each roll into 4 pieces (32 pieces total).
In a small bowl combine the egg white with 1 teaspoon water, mix well. Dip one end of each roll into the egg mixture and then dip it into the remaining chopped pecans. Place on a cookie sheet 1/2-inch apart, and bake for 18 to 20 minutes, until light brown. While the rolls are baking, combine the glaze ingredients in a small bowl.
Cool rolls on wire racks for about 3 minutes. While still warm, drizzle the icing over the rolls.