( I put a roll on the plate, went to get my camera, came back and viola! )
You know how much we love traditions in this family. These rolls are players on 2 different holidays: Christmas and the 4th of July. Before we open a single present, we have taken these rolls out of the oven and everyone has 1 or 2 to maintain their strength for the great present extravaganza. And what would the 4th of July be if we didn’t have a roll or 2 before we head down to the annual community games.
This is a super simple recipe, but it looks like you put some time into it. I prefer them with nuts, they remind me of the pecan rolls my mom used to make. Unfortunately the kids prefer them nut-free. Sigh! You know I’m going to always let my kiddos win.
Don’t forget to start them rising the night before. This Christmas, I may have forgotten due to______________ (I’ll think of something), but was able to put a speed rise on them and Christmas was saved. Hooray! You will love these.
25 to 26 frozen Rhode’s dinner rolls
3 ounce box butterscotch pudding, not instant
¾ cup brown sugar
1 ½ cubes butter
½ cup chopped pecans
In an ungreased Bundt pan, put a layer of chopped pecans if you are so inclined. Arrange rolls next. Sprinkle the whole box of dry pudding over rolls. Melt butter and add brown sugar. Stir to blend and pour over rolls. Cover and let rise overnight. Bake at 350 degrees for 35 to 40 minutes. Let cool in pan approximately 15 minutes and then invert on a plate.
* From the Recipe Box:
I’ve been making these for Christmas morning for years. The kids might not think it’s Christmas without them.
I originally got the recipe from Barbara. We constantly try to one up the other with a new recipe. I really owe her for this one.
Once we bought the cabin, they became a part of that tradition as well.
and remember: There comes a time in life when you have to let go of all the pointless drama and the people who create it and surround yourself with people who make you laugh so hard that you forget the bad and focus only on the good. After all, life is too short to be anything but happy. Big kiss, Lynn