Pecan-Raisin Cinnamon Rolls
11 to 12 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 cup sugar
3 packages (1/4 ounce each) active dry yeast
3 teaspoons salt
3-1/2 cups water
1 cup canola oil
1/4 cup butter, melted
1 cup sugar
3 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1 cup chopped Diamond of California® Pecans
1 cup raisins
1/4 cup butter, softened
3-3/4 cups confectioners’ sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon lemon extract
3 to 4 tablespoons water
In a very large bowl, combine 8 cups flour, sugar, yeast and salt. In a large saucepan, heat water and oil to 120°-130°. Add to dry ingredients; beat just until moistened. Add eggs; beat until smooth. Stir in enough remaining flour to form a soft dough (dough will be sticky).
Turn onto a floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic, about 6-8 minutes. Cover and let rest for 15 minutes.
Turn onto a lightly floured surface; divide in half. Roll each half into a 24-in. x 15-in. rectangle. Brush with butter to within 1/2 in. of edges. Combine sugar and cinnamon; sprinkle over dough. Sprinkle with pecans and raisins.
Roll up jelly-roll style, starting with the long sides; pinch seams to seal. Cut each into 24 rolls. Place rolls, cut side up, in four greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking pans.
Cover and let rise in a warm place until nearly doubled, about 30 minutes. Bake at 425° for 18-22 minutes until golden brown.
In a small bowl, combine the butter, confectioners’ sugar, extracts and enough water to achieve spreading consistency. Spread over warm rolls. Cool on wire racks. Yield: 4 dozen.
Editor’s Note: Dough may need to be mixed in two batches, depending on the size of your mixing bowl. To halve the recipe, use 1 package plus 1-1/8 teaspoons yeast and 1 egg plus 2 tablespoons beaten egg. The other ingredients can easily be divided in half.
Recipe found here: Pecan-Raisin Cinnamon Rolls