“You may definately use your own favorite sweet dough recipe for these buns I use my Kittencal's Sweet Dough --- raisins may be replaced with nuts if desired --- you may use two 9 or 10-inch round metal cakes pans in place of the 13x9-inch but you will need to divide the syrup mixture between the two pans and place 6 rolls in each pan --- for pan greasing see my Pan Release, Professional Pan Coating (Better Than Pam Spray!)
1hr 5mins
12 rolls

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Lighty grease a metal 13 x 9-inch baking pan.
  2. Prepare sweet dough recipe as directed.
  3. In a small bowl mix together 1/2 cup white sugar, 1/2 cup brown sugar, cinnamon and ginger powder; set aside.
  4. While the dough is rising prepare the syrup by combining all syrup ingredients in a small saucepan; heat over medium heat stirring with wooden spoon until butter is melted and the sugar has dissolved; pour HALF of the syrup mixture into the bottom of the baking dish, spreading out with a spoon to cover evenly; set aside the remaining half to drizzle on top of buns later.
  5. When the dough has finished rising punch dough, remove from bowl onto lightly floured surface; cover dough and let rest 5 minutes before rolling out (this will allow for easier shaping and rolling).
  6. Roll out into a 12 x 8-inch rectangle (does not have to measure exactly).
  7. Spread 1/2 cup softened butter over the dough, then sprinkle with prepared sugar/cinnamon mixture evenly over the butter.
  8. Scatter the raisins over evenly.
  9. Roll up dough jell-roll style starting at the long side, then pinch dough together along the top to seal.
  10. Using a serrated knife cut into 12 even slices.
  11. Place the slices cut side down on top of the syrup (3 across the pan and 4 down).
  12. Drizzle the remaining syrup of the top of each slice of dough.
  13. Cover with a clean tea towel and let rise for 30-50 minutes or until doubled (the rising time will depend on what dough recipe you are using and the temperature of the room).
  14. Bake in a 375°F oven for about 25 minutes or until golden brown.

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