Have you ever cooked cinnamon rolls with bacon tucked inside? Or, maybe you wrapped bacon around the cinnamon rolls?
I don’t know what got into me recently, but I wondered how it would taste together. I couldn’t stop thinking about it. We in the south call it a hankering.
Yep, I had a hankering.
For my first try, I took out a refrigerator package of cinnamon roll dough and lined them inside a prepared pan.
I removed a few slices of my Baked Bacon from the freezer.
After crumbling the bacon slices, you need to separated the cinnamon roll swirls a bit and tuck the bacon bits between the layers.
Bake according to the package directions. Remove from oven and let cool about five minutes.
Next comes the glaze.
These were very good when they were warm.
But, I thought they could use a stronger bacon flavor. So, next time I’ll make them the same way I did the home-made version I’ll show you next.
Since making the Home-Made Swedish Crescent Rolls in early December, I wanted to mix up another batch of dough and make cinnamon rolls. Perfect! 🙂
It was the perfect opportunity to try a different way to flavor cinnamon rolls with bacon.
After letting the dough sit in the refrigerator over night, divide the dough into four parts. Roll one portion at a time, into a rectangle. Brush dough with melted butter, then sprinkle with sugar, cinnamon, and chopped pecans (optional).
Roll from the long edge into a log, and then slice.
Place on pans and cover with dish towels for two hours, just as you do when making the crescent rolls.
While rolls are rising, bake a package of bacon for less time than usual so it’s a little floppy.
After two hours, remove towels from pans. Carefully pull apart pinwheels and insert a bacon slice (or half of a slice).
It does damage the rising slightly, but it doesn’t hurt the end product at all.
I cooked one pan without bacon. See how pretty they are when they’ve risen?
The rolls with the bacon cooked in 12-15 minutes (at 375 degrees). Since the bacon was only partially cooked, it cooks a little more inside the rolls and is perfectly done – just like the rolls.
I didn’t add a glaze to these home-made rolls, but I’ll definitely try that next time.
I’ll report back with the results. 😉
Do you love bacon? Do you like it combined with sweets?