Cheddar' n Pecan Swirls
Source of Recipe
Master Chef Don's 2008 Collection
Yield: 12 rolls
Baking Time: 25 minutes
Categories: Appetizers/ Snacks,Yeast Bread
Recipe Link: RecipeCircus.com/recipes/MasterChefDon
List of Ingredients
3 tablespoons butter or margarine, softened
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 package Quick-Rise Instant Yeast
3/4 cup water
1/4 cup milk
1 cup (4-ounces) shredded Cheddar cheese
1/2 cup chopped pecans
1. In skillet, over medium heat, cook and stir onion in 2 tablespoons butter until tender; set aside.
2. Set aside 1 cup flour. In large bowl, mix remaining flour, sugar, salt and yeast. In saucepan heat water, milk and remaining butter until hot to touch (125º to 130ºF); stir into dry mixture. Mix in only enough reserved flour to make soft dough. On lightly floured surface, knead 4 minutes.
3. Roll dough to 14 × 8-inch (35 × 20-cm) rectangle. Spread onion mixture evenly over dough; sprinkle with cheese and pecans. Roll up from long side as for jelly roll; seal seam. Cut roll into 12 equal pieces. Arrange, cut-side up, in greased 8-inch round cake pan; cover. Place shallow pan on counter; half-fill with boiling water. Set wire rack over pan; place cake pan on rack. Let dough rise 20 minutes.
4. Sprinkle with paprika. Bake at 375ºF for 25 minutes or until done. Remove from pan; cool slightly on wire rack. Serve warm.