Last Saturday I got to help precondion calves. When working cattle the day starts early, very early. A coffee break or “lunch” is served, as we don’t always get breakfast before we start gathering cattle. It’s nice to take a short break and catch up on the “news.”
J requested that I make caramel rolls. The rolls are easy to make and always go over well with the cattle working crew. Just make sure to have some water and napkins to rinse off the sticky gooeyness you don’t get licked off your fingers.
The recipe I use is nothing special; just simple.
3/4 C. Vanilla Ice Cream
1/2 C. Butter
1/2 C. Brown Sugar
1/2 C. White Sugar
1 – 1 1/2 packages Frozen Buns
Mix ice cream, butter, and sugars in a sauce pan and bring to a boil.
Pour caramel mixture in a 9 X 13″ cake pan. I used a 9X9 and 8X8 pans, so I could turn them into a 9X13 with a lid. A ranch girl has to think about lunch eaten on the prairie.
Place frozen rolls in the cake pan and allow them to thaw and raise.
Bake according to package directions on rolls. I usually bake them 15-20 minutes in a 375 degree oven. Baking can be a little tricky as the rolls will look done on top, but still doughy on the bottom.
When the cake pan is still warm, but has cooled enough to safely handle, turn the rolls onto a cookie sheet lined with tin foil or parchment paper. Whoever washes the dishes will thank you, trust me!
Let rolls cool or serve warm.
Easy, finger licking good, and crowd pleasing. Who could ask for more on a fall morning working cattle?