I will admit (for my mom) that I didn’t get a lot of home cooked meals growing up. My mom wasn’t really a fan of the kitchen (I think she got one cause it came with the house.) One thing I do remember were her AWESOME caramel rolls. One of the companies no longer makes one of the ingredients so I searched the web for a suitable replacement and tweaked it to make it even better!
Here is what you will need to make Ooey Gooey Caramel Rolls
2C warm water (do not use HOT)
1 tsp salt
1/2 stick of butter (softened at room temperature)
1 large egg
6 1/2C flour (divided)
1C sugar and 1/4C cinnamon mixed together
1 1/2C packed brown sugar
1 1/2 sticks of butter
2- pans for baking
Mix warm water and yeast into a bowl and let ferment for 5 minutes. Then add sugar, salt, butter, egg, and 2 cups flour to yeast and water. Mix well. Add remaining flour (4 1/2 cups) to mixture and mix until well incorporated. If the dough is still sticky then you can add a few tablespoons of additional flour. The dough should be able to be handled without sticking to your hands.
Set dough aside for 45 minutes and cover with a light towel (this will allow the dough to rise). After dough has doubled in size. Sprinkle flour out on your counter and roll dough into a long rectangle. Spread a light layer of butter on the dough and sprinkle cinnamon and sugar mixture on top. Roll the dough into one long log shape. Using a sharp knife, cut the dough in half. Cut each half into 6 equal parts. Melt caramel ingredients in microwave and our half into one pan and half into another. Place 6 rolls on top of the caramel mixture and let sit for an additional 45 minutes.
Bake at 325 degrees for 20-25 minutes. Remove from oven and turn pan upside down onto a plate (do this while it is hot or your caramel will harden and stick to the pan.
Here is how your plate will look when you are all done!