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The Amazing Schnecken

The Amazing Schnecken
YIELDS
12 servings

Schnecken is German for snail.

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Ingredients

Dough

225
g butter, room temperature cut in cubes
480
mL milk
125
g sugar
55
g fresh yeast
28
g Himalayan salt
2
whole eggs
2
egg yolks
725
g all-purpose flour
175
g bread flour

Filling

115
g melted butter
400
g brown sugar
30
g cinnamon

Finishing & Topping

170
g butter
130
g brown sugar
85
g corn syrup
85
g chopped toasted pecans
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Directions

Step 1

Place both flours and sugar in a stand mixer with a dough hook.

Step 2

Add eggs, yolks and milk to a pitcher for easy pouring.

Step 3

Crumble the fresh yeast and add to the flour mixture.

Step 4

On slow speed, begin mixing the flour and egg mixtures together.

Step 5

When dough comes together (about 3 minutes) add in salt.

Step 6

Continue mixing for a minute and slowly being adding the cubed butter until it is fully incorporated in the dough. Your dough should be sticky.

Step 7

Continue mixing for 7 minutes.

Step 8

Remove the dough and place it into a floured bowl. Cover the bowl and refrigerate for an hour to rest.

Step 9

Make the filling.

Step 10

After resting, place the dough onto a floured surface and roll out to approximately a 12 x 12 inch square.

Step 11

Mix the sugar and cinnamon together in a bowl.

Step 12

Brush the melted butter onto the dough.

Step 13

Spread the cinnamon sugar evenly onto the dough.

Step 14

Roll dough gently stretching it lengthwise until you reach the top of the roll. It should end up at around 18” long.

Step 15

Freeze the until it hardens (at least 8 hours).

Step 16

In a pan, melt the butter, sugar and corn syrup until it boils. Stir with a whisk carefully until it comes together.

Step 17

Place the pecans in the pan bottom of two greased pan and pour the caramel over. Cover the each of the pans.

Step 18

Remove roll from freezer and cut into 1.5” slice. You should get 12 pieces. Place 6 of the rolls on top of the caramel in each pan.

Step 19

Proof the dough in a warm room for 3 hours or in the fridge overnight.

Step 20

Heat oven to 375°F.

Step 21

Place pans in oven and back for 45 minutes.

Step 22

Once baked, take pan out of oven and cool for 5 minutes.

Step 23

Flip the pan onto a server plate and enjoy.

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