Matties on Main's Peach Glazed Gentlemen Jack Breakfast Rolls

Matties on Main’s Peach Glazed Gentlemen Jack Breakfast Rolls

Sweet Roll Dough


½ cup whole milk

1 ¼-ounce packet active dry yeast (2 ¼ teaspoons)

¼ cup sugar

4 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted and slightly cooled, plus more for brushing

1 large egg yolk

1 ½ teaspoons vanilla extract

2 ¾ cups all-purpose flour, plus more for dusting

¾ teaspoon salt


Warm ½ cup water and the milk in a saucepan over low heat until a thermometer registers 100 degrees F to 110 degrees F. Remove from the heat and sprinkle the yeast on top, then sprinkle with a pinch of the sugar; set aside, undisturbed, until foamy, about 5 minutes.

Whisk the melted butter, egg yolk and vanilla into the yeast mixture until combined. In a large bowl, whisk the flour, the remaining sugar, the salt and nutmeg. Make a well in the center, then add the yeast mixture and stir with a wooden spoon to make a thick and slightly sticky dough. Turn out onto a floured surface and knead until soft and elastic, about 6 minutes. Shape into a ball.

Brush a large bowl with butter. Add the dough, turning to coat lightly with the butter. Cover with plastic wrap and let rise at room temperature until the dough is doubled in size, about 1 hour, 15 minutes.

Turn the dough out of the bowl and knead briefly to release excess air; re-form into a ball and return to the bowl. Lightly butter a large piece of plastic wrap and lay it directly on the surface of the dough. Cover the bowl tightly with plastic wrap and refrigerate at least 4 hours or overnight.

Gentleman Jack Peach Jam


2 cups sugar

2 ½ lbs. Peaches (fresh or frozen)

½ cup Water

¼ cup Gentleman Jack

1 TBSP cornstarch / 1 TBSP water (mixed together into slurry)


In saucepot, simmer ½ cup of water, Gentleman Jack, and peaches for approximately 20 minutes. Add sugar. Mix cornstarch in 1 TBSP of water to make a slurry and add to mixture while stirring.

Simmer 20 minutes until glossy.

Gentleman Jack Caramel Sauce


2 cups sugar

1/3 cup water

2 TBSP Honey

½ tsp lemon juice

1 ¼ cups whipping cream

¼ cup butter

½ tsp salt

3 TBSP Gentleman Jack


Bring sugar, water, honey, and lemon juice to a boil and cook until the liquid turns a nice caramel color. Be careful not to burn it, but be sure to get the caramel color started.

Remove the pan from the heat and add the cream. It will bubble a lot and the sugar will harden, but keep stirring until the cream is fully incorporated. Once all is mixed together, add butter, salt, and gentleman jack (still off the heat) and stir until butter is fully melted.

Store for use over baked rolls.

Sweet Roll Construction

8 oz. cream cheese

8 oz. Gentleman Jack Peach Jam (separate recipe)

1 cup blueberries

1 ¾ lbs sweet roll dough

Directions: Roll out dough into rectangle. Blend cream cheese and peach jam in food processor. Spread mixture over dough. Cut into 3 long strands and add frozen blueberries to each strand. Fold the strands shut into large ropes with the filling/blueberries inside (some may squeeze out and that is fine). Roll each rope into a coil and let proof for 90 minutes in a hotel pan. Rolls will rise and fill the pan.

Bake at 350 for about 22 minutes.

Serve rolls with warm caramel sauce poured over the top.