Ahhh, ladies, I have found heaven. Please pass it along. It is called Schnecken. I once had Schnecken at a baby shower, and FELL IN LOVE! Today I made my own recipe for it, and thought I would share. It is almost as fun to make as it is to say...SCHNECKEN!
Here is my own recipe for Lala's Schnecken, also known as a cinnamon roll on CRACK! LOL
-2 frozen bread loaves (thawed and allowed to TRIPLE RISE in size)
-1 stick unsalted butter melted
-1 3/4 c. chopped walnuts
-1/2 c. pecans
-1 lb...you heard me right...of dark brown sugar
1.Preheat the oven to 365 degrees F. WHEN THE SCHNECKEN HAS ATTAINED ITS SECOND RISE SIZE
2.Roll out your dough (approx size 2 ft X 1 ft), and allow to rest
3.Grease a 9X11 pan with the butter, and then sprinkle generously with the brown sugar, and the nuts (this will be the top of the Schnecken!), now dust with some cinnamon
4.Spread the remaining butter over the rolled out dough, sprinkle with the remaining brown sugar, nuts, and then dust with cinnamon (make sure you go all the way to every edge so you can make the most Schneckens!)
5.Begin rolling the dough into a snake like roll, beginning on the long edge and rolling towards the other long edge.
6.Cut the roll into 1 inch wide pieces. Cut as many as your roll will accommodate. Place with the spiral side up into the pan. Don't worry about over crowding...the Schneckens make great friends with eachother!
7. Cover with a damp paper towel, and allow to rise in a warm place for 45 minutes. (Double Rise)
8. Place in the oven for about 30-35 minutes (or until it sounds hollow when tapped on)
9. Remove from oven, and IMMEDIATELY INVERT OVER YOUR SERVING PLATE! (I used a cookie sheet lined with tin foil)
10...DROOL AND WAIT FOR THE COMPLIMENTS AND RECIPE REQUESTS!