Sweet Potato Rolls with Bacon and Brown Sugar Butter

October 20, 2015
3 Ratings
Photo by Bobbi Lin
  • Prep time 5 minutes
  • Cook time 5 minutes
  • Makes 12 rolls
Author Notes

See the full recipe here: —Karrie / Tasty Ever After

Test Kitchen Notes

WHO: Karrie / Tasty Ever After is a brand-new Food52 member who already has 21 recipes under her belt—including a contest finalist!
WHAT: A pull-apart roll with a surprise on top.
HOW: Top mashed sweet potato roll dough with a spoonful of bacon that's been blended with brown sugar and mixed with butter. Practice patience and bake until you can't take it anymore (or, preferably, till they're done).
WHY WE LOVE IT: These flaky, pull-apart rolls would be delicious on their own, but what makes them delicious enough to bake again (and again) is the sweet and crispy bacon and brown sugar butter that's added on top! —The Editors

What You'll Need
  • 1 teaspoon neutral oil, to grease bowl
  1. cook

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9 Reviews

Lesly S. August 14, 2020
I can't see the recipe :(
Rachel C. January 18, 2016
Hi... Love this !! Can't wait to try it! But was wondering can this can be made gluten free?
Karrie /. January 18, 2016
Hi Rachel! Thank you so much for your kind comment. I haven't tried to make this recipe using a gluten free bread flour mix, but I would think it might work since it's normally a 1:1 ratio (bread flour to gluten free flour mix). If you try to make it with the gluten free flour mix, please let me know how it works out.
NYMomette January 15, 2016
I've been making sweet potato rolls since Gourmet published the recipe in 1988 ... these are going to replace them! They look awesome!
Karrie /. January 16, 2016
Thank you so much and you've made my day! When you make them, please let me know how it turns out for you :)
HaydenFlourMills January 14, 2016
So is it one dough ball per muffin tin cup, or 3 small dough balls per cup (36 total)?
Karrie /. January 14, 2016
Hi, thanks for asking. I'm a little confused why the recipe instructions are different than the recipe on my website. I guess I put it in that way, I just don't know why because usually cut and paste directly from the recipe on my site. The instructions should read: "Gently deflate dough and knead for a minute or two. Divide dough into 3 large sections, then divide each section into 12 small balls of equal size." So yes, it should be 36 small balls total. 3 dough balls per cup to form a coverleaf style roll. Thanks again for catching this and I'll try to edit the recipe on here, if I can.
luke January 14, 2016
Should I hold off on preheating the oven until after the last rising step? ;)
Karrie /. January 14, 2016
Hi Luke! Yes, just start preheating your oven during the last stages (minutes) of the last rising :)