Praline sweet potatoes, golden honey rolls

Praline sweet potatoes, golden honey rolls

When planning your Thanksgiving dinner, it’s not just the turkey that makes the holiday meal so special. Often times the side dishes are as important as the favorite turkey and dressing.

Baked sweet potatoes is one side dish that’s become popular over the years. But until you’ve had a helping of Praline Sweet Potatoes, you don’t know what you’ve been missing.

And, no festive holiday meal is complete without some homemade bread rolls, so I recommend this recipe for Golden Honey Rolls. Your family and friends are sure to love the giant rolls. They’re so light and fluffy, and sweetened with honey!

PRALINE SWEET POTATOES

2 cups mashed sweet potatoes

4 tablespoons milk

2 egg yolks

1/2 teaspoon salt

Dash of pepper

1/2 cup packed brown sugar

4 tablespoons butter, melted

4 tablespoons corn syrup

4 tablespoons chopped pecans

In a small mixing bowl, combine the sweet potatoes, milk, egg yolks, salt and pepper. Transfer to a greased shallow 4-cup baking dish.

In a small microwave-safe bowl, combine the brown sugar, butter and corn syrup until blended; cover and microwave on high for 1 minute or until the sugar is dissolved.

Spoon over the sweet potatoes and sprinkle with the pecans. Bake, uncovered, at 350 degrees for 20-22 minutes or until a knife comes out clean. Makes 4 servings.

GOLDEN HONEY ROLLS

Rolls

2 packages yeast

1 cup warm water

2 tablespoons shortening or butter

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 egg

1/3 cup sugar

3 cups flour

Glaze

1/3 cup sugar

2 tablespoons butter or margarine, melted

1 tablespoon honey

1 egg white, beaten

Mix yeast and water; add shortening or butter, salt, egg and sugar; mix. Add flour, one cup at a time. Let stand until double in size, about 45 minutes.

Turn out and knead on floured surface, adding a few tablespoons of flour as needed. Pinch off 12 equal amounts of dough and roll into balls and put in greased 11-by-7-inch baking pan and let rise again in warm place for about 25-30 minutes, or until they double in size.

Mix all glaze ingredients until smooth. Drizzle glaze mixture over rolls and then bake them at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown.

Makes a dozen fluffy, large rolls.

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