Cinnamon Rolls With Chocolate Bourbon Caramel Pecan Sauce & A King Arthur Flour Giveaway!

I have loved King Arthur Flour long before I decided to force my way into the blog world.

I read the catalogues the way normal girls read Cosmo, curled up in bed with a glass of wine, pouring over each page. Not just for the products, but because it’s has always been obvious to me that this is a company that wants to help people learn to bake. Teach people how to make bread from scratch and the best cakes their kids have ever had.

This is important to a girl that managed to reach adulthood before ever eating homemade whipped cream or even seeing a plate of  macaroni and cheese that didn’t come out of a box. I had so much to learn, and still really appreciate the books, shows, and websites that helped answer my questions and feed my curiosity.

It was important to me to learn how to cook, not just how to put dinner on the table. I wanted to know how to bake yeast rolls from scratch, and I wanted to know what to do when things went wrong.

I found the Secret Ingredients section on King Arthur by accident and in the space of about 10 minutes my bread and chocolate cake recipes became exponentially better. I now knew the secret to rich chocolate cake and light, fluffy bread. It was like a gift.

I knew that chocolate cake recipes tended to call for coffee or espresso powder, but I just figured that the flavors went well together. It wasn’t until I read the King Arthur website that I learned espresso powder intensifies the flavors of chocolate without leaving any coffee flavors behind.  Espresso powder is now in every chocolate cake I bake.

And the dry milk powder has taken my dinner rolls and bread to new level. Whoever figured out that dry milk powder makes bread rise higher and with a more tender texture deserves a prize. It’s really a great tip, and one that I’ve used for years.

There is a huge flavor difference between the Vietnamese Cinnamon and the regular grocery store variety, it’s like Filet Mignon to Bologna. Vietnamese cinnamon is rich and smooth and bold, really worth trying is you want to cook with cinnamon, this on it’s own will bring your cinnamon roll recipe to a new level.

I have also become a loyalist to the All Purpose Baking Cocoa, which has a bit of a miss leading name. The name makes it sound so average and forgettable, and it far from that. Master or All Trades Cocoa is more accurate. It pulls double duty and fits brilliantly in recipes that call for Dutch Processed and recipes that call for regular unsweetened cocoa. Good quality cocoa is a must, it makes a huge difference over that grocery store stuff. If you are going to all the trouble to bake a chocolate cake from scratch, you really don’t want your efforts washed away with weak, bland cocoa powder. Get the good stuff, it makes a world of difference.

The good people at King Arthur have agreed to give away a basket of these fantastic ingredients, along with The Most Amazing Whisk Ever. It really is my new go-to, it gets the job done quickly, and nothing gets caught in it like with my traditional balloon whisk.

Here is what you’ll get:

Espresso Powder

Bakers Special Dry Milk Powder

The Most Amazing Dough Whisk Ever

All Purpose Baking Cocoa

Vietnamese Cinnamon

 

 

To Enter (open to USA addresses only):

Leave a comment telling me your favorite thing to bake during the holidays.

 

Bonus Entires:

1. Like Domestic Fits on Facebook, leave a comment stating you did so.

2. Like King Arthur Flour on Facebook, leave a comment stating you did so.

3. Follow Domestic Fits on Twitter, leave a comment stating you did so.

4. Follow King Arthur Flour on Twitter, leave a comment stating you did so.

 

Giveaway is now closed. Thank you to everyone who entered

and congrats to the winner, #62 Shannon McClear!

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Contest Closes Monday, December 17th at Noon PST. Winner will be chosen at random.

 

 

Cinnamon Rolls With Chocolate Bourbon Caramel Pecan Sauce

Ingredients

    For The Dough:
  • 3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1 packets rapid rise yeast
  • 1/4 cup dry milk powder
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/2 stick butter, softened
  • 2 large egg yolk
  • For The Filling:
  • 1 stick butter, softened
  • 1 tbs Coca powder
  • 1/3 cup white Sugar
  • 1/3 cup Brown sugar
  • 1 tbs Cinnamon
  • Topping:
  • 2 cup sugar
  • 3 tbs bourbon, plus 1 tbs, divided
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 oz dark chocolate (60%) (about 1/3 cup chopped)
  • 1/2 cup cream
  • 1 cup pecans chopped
  • Yield: 12 rolls

Instructions

  1. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a dough hook, add 1 cup of flour, sugar, dry milk and the yeast (make sure to use yeast that is rated for higher temperatures, regular dry active yeast will not work), mix until well combined.
  2. In a microwave safe bowl, add the milk and butter, heat until it reaches between 120 and 130 degrees. Add milk to the mixer, and mix on medium, stopping occasionally to scrape the bowl. Add the yolks, one at a time, beating between additions. Add the remaining flour and beat on high until dough comes together and starts to gather around the blade, about 6 minutes.
  3. On a lightly floured surface, kneed the dough until smooth and elastic, about 6 minutes.
  4. Add dough to a lightly oiled bowl, cover and allow to sit in a warm place until doubled in size. About 2 hours.
  5. In a bowl, add all of the filling ingredients, mix until well combined (you can also use a food processor).
  6. Once the dough has risen, punch down and then roll out on a floured surface into a large rectangle. Spread the filling mixture evenly across the rectangle. Although the filling is abundant, use it all.
  7. Tightly roll the dough into a log the long way. Using a very sharp knife, cut log into 12 equal slices, about 2 inches wide.
  8. Spray a 9X13 inch baking dish with cooking spray. Arrange the rolls evenly in the pan. (if you want to make these the night before, refrigerate the rolls at this time, removing them the next morning for the final rise, which will take longer given that the rolls will be cold). Cover and allow to sit in a warm place until doubles in size, about 30-45 minutes.
  9. Bake at 350 until golden brown, about 25 minutes.
  10. In a pot over high heat, add the sugar, water and 3 tbs bourbon, stir until all of the sugar has been moistened. Clip a candy thermometer onto the side and allow to boil, untouched until it reaches 220 degrees, about 8 minutes. Remove from heat. While stirring continually, add the cream and stir until combined. Add the chocolate and stir until melted and combined, add the bourbon and the pecans, stir to combine.
  11. Top rolls with sauce prior to serving.
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120 Responses to Cinnamon Rolls With Chocolate Bourbon Caramel Pecan Sauce & A King Arthur Flour Giveaway!

  1. Tiffany K December 12, 2012 at 5:17 am #

    My favorite thing to bake during the holiday are gingerbread cupcakes with a pumpkin buttercream….they are amazing!!

  2. Tiffany K December 12, 2012 at 5:18 am #

    and i like domestic fits on FB

  3. Maggie December 12, 2012 at 5:58 am #

    I used to read it in bed too! I haven’t gotten one in ages, though–have to rectify that. I don’t have any baking traditions (yet!), but I may pick up my mom’s tradition of cranberry nut bread. That way I won’t have to wait till she gives me a loaf to devour it!

  4. Maggie December 12, 2012 at 6:00 am #

    I already liked Domestic Fits on FB!

  5. Maggie December 12, 2012 at 6:00 am #

    Just liked KAF on FB

  6. Sallie December 12, 2012 at 6:07 am #

    I love trying to recreate my grandmother’s cookie recipes – definitely a work in progress

  7. Sallie December 12, 2012 at 6:08 am #

    I like Domestic Fits on Facebook

  8. Sallie December 12, 2012 at 6:08 am #

    I like King Arthur Flour on Facebook, leave a comment stating you did so.

  9. Jennie December 12, 2012 at 6:42 am #

    I make cookies from the day after Thanksgiving until the last day in December!

  10. Averie @ Averie Cooks December 12, 2012 at 8:11 am #

    This is my dream giveaway! Every.single.item. I would use, love, and hoard :)

    Fave thing to bake this time of year is cookies or no-bake candy if that counts but my year-round (new) love is bread-making.

    Your rolls look amazing and I am just in love with K.A. products and have been for awhile. And I need to try the dry milk powder, stat.

  11. claire @ the realistic nutritionist December 12, 2012 at 8:14 am #

    I would marry these. Take them home to meet the parents. I WANT all of them. Gorgeous as always beautiful Jackie!

  12. Averie @ Averie Cooks December 12, 2012 at 8:17 am #

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  13. Averie @ Averie Cooks December 12, 2012 at 8:19 am #

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    I twitter follow KA

  16. Wendy December 12, 2012 at 8:26 am #

    My favorite thing to bake during the holidays are cookies. My daughter’s have chosen special
    cookies that are very labor intense so I only make them one a year and that also makes them special. I look forward every year to making these cookies for my girls.

    • Wendy December 12, 2012 at 8:38 am #

      I am following both King Arthur Flour and you on twitter and facebook

  17. Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet December 12, 2012 at 8:29 am #

    Oooh, these are not your ordinary cinnamon rolls. The chocolate sauce sounds out-of-this-world!! I wouldn’t mind these for breakfast :)

  18. brandi December 12, 2012 at 9:10 am #

    maybe boring compared to some baked goods, but my favorite is tied: my classic farmhouse bread (SO good) and my mom’s fudge pie. It’s not the holidays without them both!

  19. brandi December 12, 2012 at 9:11 am #

    like you on FB!

  20. brandi December 12, 2012 at 9:11 am #

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  23. Susan F. December 12, 2012 at 9:42 am #

    I love baking anything that contains pumpkin (fresh or tinned). Almost all of my favorite pumpkin baked goods recipes are actually KAF recipes because they are practically foolproof. So, I agree that they really know what they are doing!

    • Susan F. December 12, 2012 at 9:42 am #

      I’ve followed you on Twitter.

      • Susan F. December 12, 2012 at 9:43 am #

        I already followed KAF on Twitter.

        Thanks so much for the recipe and contest entries!

  24. Jessica December 12, 2012 at 9:44 am #

    I love making cinnamon swirl banana pumpkinbread and brownies ! I am following you on twitter & fb!

  25. Abby December 12, 2012 at 9:55 am #

    One of my favorite things to bake during the holidays is baklava. It’s been a Christmas tradition in my family for a long time. It may be time intensive, but it’s delicious!

  26. Abby December 12, 2012 at 9:56 am #

    I liked Domestic Fits on Facebook. :)

  27. Abby December 12, 2012 at 9:56 am #

    I liked King Arthur Flour on Facebook. :)

    Which btw is some of the best flour! Love it!

  28. Marty December 12, 2012 at 10:08 am #

    I liked your FB page.

  29. Marty December 12, 2012 at 10:09 am #

    I liked King Arthur on FB.

  30. Marty December 12, 2012 at 10:10 am #

    I follow you on Twitter via @dreamwylde.

  31. CodieD December 12, 2012 at 10:13 am #

    The one thing I always have to have are the pecan snowballs our family always makes. The secret to the rich dough is that they are made with powdered sugar instead of regular sugar and real butter :) YUM!!! I even made a gluten free version of these for my uncle that has celiac and they were the best cookies he has had since being diagnosed with celiac.

  32. Marty December 12, 2012 at 10:13 am #

    I follow King Arthur on Twitter via @dreamwylde.

    Those cinnamon rolls look amazing! :) Beautiful photography too. Neat whisk, I’ve never seen one like that before! I’ll have to check out the secret ingredients section, I’d definitely love to learn some tips on how to become a better and more consistent baker!

  33. CodieD December 12, 2012 at 10:15 am #

    I liked King Arthur on Facebook, although I have been getting their books by mail for a couple of years now :)

  34. Natalie @ The Devil Wears Parsley December 12, 2012 at 10:20 am #

    My fav thing to bake during the holidays are my grandma’s sugar cookies. There’s nothing like a perfect homemade sugar cookie. I get all into the decorating too with buttercream, colored sugars.. It ends up being a work of art when I’m done! They sure do take a long time, but it’s worth the work.

  35. jennifer December 12, 2012 at 10:30 am #

    liked BOTH fb and BOTH twitter pages. also my favorite thing to bake is chocolate chip cookies!

  36. Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious December 12, 2012 at 10:40 am #

    These rolls are heavenly! And that chocolate bourbon sauce – to die for! I want to slather that on anything and everything! And thanks for the awesome giveaway. My favorite thing to bake during the holidays is gingerbread :)

  37. pu ye December 12, 2012 at 10:49 am #

    my fav to bake is chocolate cake

  38. pu ye December 12, 2012 at 10:53 am #

    i like domestic fits on FB

  39. pu ye December 12, 2012 at 10:54 am #

     i like King Arthur Flour on Facebook

  40. Natalie S December 12, 2012 at 11:26 am #

    I love baking dark chocolate peppermint cookies during the holidays!

  41. Natalie S December 12, 2012 at 11:27 am #

    I like Domestic Fits on Facebook!

  42. Natalie S December 12, 2012 at 11:27 am #

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  43. Natalie S December 12, 2012 at 11:28 am #

    I follow Domestic Fits on Twitter!

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  45. Melanie December 12, 2012 at 12:08 pm #

    I love to bake Italian jam bars! A sugar cookie dough covered with strawberry jam.

  46. Kari M December 12, 2012 at 12:22 pm #

    My favorite thing to make is Christmas Cookies!

  47. Coreen December 12, 2012 at 1:22 pm #

    I love to bake sugar cookies with the kids and let them decorate. Typically we’re a little heavy on the sprinkles:).

  48. Coreen December 12, 2012 at 1:23 pm #

    I follow Domestic Fits on facebook.

  49. Coreen December 12, 2012 at 1:23 pm #

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  50. Coreen December 12, 2012 at 1:24 pm #

    I follow KAF on twitter.

  51. Coreen December 12, 2012 at 1:25 pm #

    I follow KAF on facebook (and I also follow their baking blog!).

  52. Natalie @ The Devil Wears Parsley December 12, 2012 at 1:38 pm #

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  56. Julia | JuliasAlbum.com December 12, 2012 at 2:36 pm #

    Love the booze in my desserts and love King Arthur Flour, too!

  57. Cassie | Bake Your Day December 12, 2012 at 2:52 pm #

    Chocolate bourbon sauce…oh my goodness. Drooling over these.

  58. erin December 12, 2012 at 2:58 pm #

    My favorite thing to make during the holidays are sour cream coffee cakes. My mom used to make them every year and the smell always reminds me of Christmas.

  59. Shannon McClear December 12, 2012 at 4:32 pm #

    I love baking all different things but I have to make my Grand Marnier Cranberry Orange Bread (of DOOM!) every year!

  60. Tina December 12, 2012 at 5:02 pm #

    My favorite thing to bake is cinnamon rolls on Christmas morning. I may need to try this recipe this year, though!

    I have already “liked” KAF on FB and I already subscribe to them on twitter- that’s how I found your blog post.

  61. Angela December 12, 2012 at 5:35 pm #

    My favorite thing to make is pies; chocolate pecan, meringue, cream,or custard. Well that and soft fresh from the oven dinner rolls. Or chocolate chip cookies with dark chocolate and dried cherries.

  62. Sara December 12, 2012 at 6:22 pm #

    Mmmmmm… Love to bake cranberry bliss bars and gingersnaps

  63. Ashley - Baker by Nature December 12, 2012 at 8:02 pm #

    I might just have to fight Claire for the chance to marry these – I want want want. Seriously… I’m now a little obsessed with this recipe.

  64. Clip December 13, 2012 at 1:00 am #

    Love to bake an assortment of coooookies!!!

  65. Cathy k. December 13, 2012 at 1:37 am #

    Love to bake gingerbread cookies. Lightly iced, they mean Christmas is near in our house.

  66. Liz L December 13, 2012 at 2:52 am #

    I love to bake eggnog poundcake and hot chocolate meringues.

  67. Liz L December 13, 2012 at 2:54 am #

    I follow you on Facebook

  68. Liz L December 13, 2012 at 2:54 am #

    I follow you on Twitter

  69. Liz L December 13, 2012 at 2:55 am #

    I follow KAF on facebook

  70. Liz L December 13, 2012 at 2:56 am #

    I follow KAF on twitter

  71. Amanda December 13, 2012 at 4:37 am #

    I’m not the only one who reads the KAF catalog from cover to cover?! I bake brownie boxes as gifts for the holidays (6 types of brownies per box), and those are recepients’ favorites.

  72. Amanda December 13, 2012 at 4:38 am #

    I already follow KAF on Twitter.

  73. Nicole December 13, 2012 at 5:22 am #

    Mmmmm all the best things rolled (lol! pun totally not intended) into one.

    I like making mexican wedding cookies (russian tea cookies)? So decadent tasting and easy but then they look like snowballs so festive!

  74. foodlve December 13, 2012 at 6:23 am #

    Seems very tasty ,,,

    Why do not you add it as photo link to http://www.foodlve.com to get more traffic

  75. becky December 13, 2012 at 6:24 am #

    Sugar Cookies of course, lol

  76. Heather December 13, 2012 at 7:12 am #

    My mom’s brown sugar-cinnamon kringle!

  77. Andrea December 13, 2012 at 7:19 am #

    I love to bake little loaves of ginger bread and we also do biscottis.
    I love your recipe!! And the giveaway is a baker’s dream!! :)

  78. Heather December 13, 2012 at 7:43 am #

    Like Domestic Fits on Facebook.

  79. Heather December 13, 2012 at 7:44 am #

    Like King Arthur Flour on Facebook

  80. Heather December 13, 2012 at 7:44 am #

    Following Domestic Fits on Twitter.

  81. Heather December 13, 2012 at 7:45 am #

    Following King Arthur Flour on Twitter.

  82. Bree December 13, 2012 at 8:00 am #

    That sauce looks devine!

  83. Jenny December 13, 2012 at 8:19 am #

    Magic chocolate flan cake is my new favorite!

  84. Meryl December 13, 2012 at 10:16 am #

    Lots and lots of cookies!

  85. Louis December 13, 2012 at 10:17 am #

    Jam Thumbprints.

  86. karen December 13, 2012 at 10:19 am #

    Cookies cookies cookies!
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  87. Greta December 13, 2012 at 10:44 am #

    I love baking during the holidays, but I never seem to make anything the way I’m supposed to… Last year I set out to make russian tea cakes and instead ended up with nutty sugar cookies! They were delicious.

  88. Marie December 13, 2012 at 1:43 pm #

    I like to bake funfetti cupcakes, but use christmas-colored sprinkles instead of regular assorted colors.

  89. Marie December 13, 2012 at 1:43 pm #

    I like Domestic Fits on facebook.

  90. Marie December 13, 2012 at 1:44 pm #

    I like King Arthur Flour on facebook.

  91. Lauren Anderson December 13, 2012 at 5:53 pm #

    Bread pudding. So yummy!

  92. Danielle December 13, 2012 at 6:45 pm #

    My favorite thing to make are sugar cookies. Fun to decorate and fun to share!

  93. Danielle December 13, 2012 at 6:45 pm #

    I liked King Arthur flour on Facebook.

  94. MelodyJ December 13, 2012 at 11:35 pm #

    I like baking pumpkin and sweet potato pies.

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  95. hacket December 14, 2012 at 11:03 am #

    I love KA as much!

  96. Sarah O. December 14, 2012 at 6:20 pm #

    My favorite thing to bake during the holidays is spritz cookies.

  97. Jenny December 14, 2012 at 6:33 pm #

    My favorite thing to bake during the holidays are flourless chocolate cakes… served with fresh homemade whipped cream. Decadent and delicious!

  98. Jenny December 14, 2012 at 6:34 pm #

    I like Domestic Fits on Facebook! :)

  99. Jenny December 14, 2012 at 6:35 pm #

    I like King Arthur on Facebook!

  100. Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love. December 14, 2012 at 10:58 pm #

    Oh goodness, that caramel sauce is AMAZING!!

    I think my favorite thing to bake during the holidays is cookies, but not just any, my family always bakes the same cookies every year and it’s a great tradition!

  101. Crystal December 15, 2012 at 11:38 am #

    I love baking any type of cookies. :)

  102. Liz Blunt December 16, 2012 at 11:33 am #

    Wow – the Vietnamese cinnamon would really make my cinnamon spiced pecans extra special!

  103. Carmen December 16, 2012 at 12:20 pm #

    Well, I’m getting tired of making them, but my family loves for me to make homemade caramels each year. My favorite is to make cut-out cookies

  104. Carmen December 16, 2012 at 12:20 pm #

    I Like Domestic Fits on Facebook

  105. Carmen December 16, 2012 at 12:21 pm #

    i already Like King Arthur Flour on Facebook

  106. Carmen December 16, 2012 at 12:21 pm #

    I follow @domesticfits

  107. Carmen December 16, 2012 at 12:21 pm #

    I Follow King Arthur Flour on Twitter

  108. Liz @ YUM at first bite December 16, 2012 at 3:09 pm #

    My favorite thing to bake is cookies for the holidays. When I’m strapped for time I do a bark. I will be doing a bark this year! ;)

    I have heard and read so much bout KAF but have never used it. I would LOVE to win all those items. Fingers crossed….randomly pick me!!!

  109. Liz @ YUM at first bite December 16, 2012 at 3:09 pm #

    I follow you on Facebook

  110. Liz @ YUM at first bite December 16, 2012 at 3:10 pm #

    I liked King Arthur Flour on Facebook

  111. Liz @ YUM at first bite December 16, 2012 at 3:12 pm #

    I follow you on Twitter

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    I follow King Arthur Flour on Twitter

  113. Julie December 17, 2012 at 8:10 am #

    I like baking sugar cookies thanks

  114. Julie December 17, 2012 at 8:11 am #

    like KA on fb Julie A Scott Laws

  115. RavieNomNoms December 17, 2012 at 1:12 pm #

    How about I send you one of my cinnamon rolls and you send me one of yours ;-)

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