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Mom’s Rum Rolls | Happy Mother’s Day

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Baby rolls coated in delicious rum glaze, these Rum Rolls are the perfect addition to your brunch menu or on the table for breakfast!

Rum Rolls

My favorite breakfast – Rum Rolls and coffee!

It’s been a few weeks since I was able to participate in a Sunday Supper event, and I am thrilled to be back for such a special one. I chose Rum Rolls in honor of my mom, the reason for which I will talk about more in a second.

As a mom myself, I appreciate the job my mother has done raising me, and honestly even as a 40 years old adult, I can say she isn’t done yet. haha Guess I still have a long time to go raising my own five teenagers. Yes?

Rum Rolls

I chose Rum Rolls for today’s Sunday Supper event because there is no other recipe, no other food item that makes me think of my mother more than Rum Rolls. As a child, I can remember her bringing them home from our favorite bakery. They were such a special treat.

Sometimes she would buy extras and freeze them. I can tell you right now, as a small child, there was more than once I opened up a frozen package and attempted to eat a frozen Rum Roll. Yes, I did that, mom. Probably not a huge surprise.

I’m pretty sure at times I confiscated a whole package of them from the bakery and called them my own. I can honestly say, Rum Rolls might have been my favorite food as a child. Truly.

Rum Rolls

Still, all these years later, that bakery is still standing and still serving delicious Rum Rolls. Sadly, the recipe has changed over time and while they are still delicious, they are not as perfect as they were when I was small.

Because the bakery is nowhere near my house, to get my fix of Rum Rolls on occasion, I needed to find a recipe. While these are not exact to the bakery we bought them from, they are close enough and every time I make them, I think of my mom.

I don’t know if that will ever stop.

Rum Rolls

Happy Mother’s Day to all the mom’s out there. You are all amazing and have a tough job no matter if you have one child or you have five teenagers (or more!). Also you pet mommy’s, you count too. They are like our children as well, as anyone who has a pet will attest to.

So to everyone, Happy Mother’s Day! (most importantly to my mom… I love you. Thanks for always supporting me even when you don’t always agree. Also thanks for making me see things in a different light sometimes. I love you!)

Rum Rolls

So, how do you make Rum Rolls?

Rum Rolls

Mom's Rum Rolls

Yield: 12 Rum Rolls

These Rum Rolls are SO good and can be served for any occasion. They melt in your mouth and the Rum flavor mingles with the light taste of the cinnamon.


For the Run Roll Dough:

  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoons of dry instant yeast
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • ¼ cup butter, melted
  • 1 egg, whisked
  • 1 cup + 2 tablespoons. warm milk

For the inside Rum Roll Filling:

  • ¼ cup butter, melted
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 1-2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

For the Rum Roll Glaze:

  • 2 tablespoon butter
  • 2 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 ½ T. milk or cream
  • ¾ cup powdered sugar
  • 1 ½ tsp. rum flavoring


For the Rum Roll Dough:

  1. In a mixing bowl fitted with a dough hook, combine all of the dough ingredients.
  2. Mix for 20 minutes until dough is smooth.
  3. Spray the inside of a bowl with cooking spray, place the dough inside, cover with plastic wrap, and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 1 hour.
  4. Punch down the dough. Roll out into a large rectangle.
  5. Brush the melted butter over the surface of the dough. Sprinkle with the brown sugar and the cinnamon.
  6. Roll the rectangle of dough up and cut into 12 equal sized pinwheels.
  7. Place each of the 12 pinwheels into a greased muffin pan.
  8. Cover the pan and let the rolls rise until they have doubled in size, about 1 hour.
  9. Preheat your oven to 350 F.
  10. Cover the pan with tinfoil and bake for 15 minutes.
  11. Remove the foil and continue baking for about 5-7 minutes or until they are golden on top.
  12. While they are baking, prepare the Rum Roll Glaze.
  13. Combine the butter, brown sugar and milk/cream in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium high heat. Remove from heat and add the powdered sugar and rum flavoring. Stir until smooth.
  14. Brush the Rum Glaze over the Hot Rolls fresh from the oven, reserving some.
  15. Once the rolls have had time to cool a bit (about 10 minutes), drizzle on the rest of the rum glaze.
  16. Enjoy hot or at room temp.

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Nancy @ gottagetbaked

Wednesday 21st of May 2014

What a lovely, wonderful post, Nicole! Happy belated Mothers Day to you! I hope the kids spoiled you rotten all weekend (although they should be spoiling you year round, right?). I love this tribute to your mom and these rum rolls look incredible. I don't blame you for hoarding and eating them yourself as a kid. I'd do that right now if I had a pan of these!


Tuesday 20th of May 2014

Name itself has got kind of kick, addiction, affection n love..thats rum roll and love of mother :)


Monday 12th of May 2014

Isn't it great when you can resurrect a taste memory?

Dionne Baldwin

Monday 12th of May 2014

I've never had rum rolls before but I think I may have to give this a try! Sometimes we just can't wait. Gotta have that frozen rum roll!

Sarah | Curious Cuisiniere

Monday 12th of May 2014

I'm pretty sure I would have tried to eat these out of the freezer too! They look delicious!

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