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Newbie here- ISO : Meltaways

Barbarainnc's picture

Newbie here- ISO : Meltaways

I’m interested in a recipe called Meltaways. It is neither the cookie or candy. I went on the net and found bakeries that make these. I emailed a bakery in Rhode Island, they use a Danish dough, roll it out like making cinnamon rolls, spread with a cream cheese smear, roll and cut. They are baked in muffin pans, and when they come out of the oven, while still in the muffin pan, they use a wooden paddle to flatten them a bit, dump them on trays, and when cool frost them with a sugar icing and nuts. Another bakery said they use a Sweet Yeast Dough to make their Meltaways. 

Another person emailed this to me:
The meltaways I used to make in the bakeries was made using Danish dough. Rolled out like for a cinnamon roll, smeared with either Cream Cheese filling or plain buttercream, then folded from the outside edge to the center from both sides. It was then folded on itself so it looked a little like a horse hoof. Rolls were cut about 1/2 to 3/4 of inch thick, placed onto pans, proofed and baked. I never did glaze them after the oven because they always seemed to break apart. You could spray them with simple syrup if you like. Once cooled they could iced using the string method (so they don't break) and serve.

Have you ever heard of them? If you can add anything else please let me know!!! I can make cinnamon rolls but would like to learn all I can about Meltaways.  :) :) :)

dolcebaker's picture

Publix supermarket makes what are called '7 sisters meltaway buns' with various fillings.  They look like danish.  I haven't had them, but wonder if they are the same as above?? 

I would also like a recipe for a 'meltaway bun' or larger version.

davidg618's picture

 I checked as far as page 19 of the replies; alternative recipes were still filling the page.

David G

dolcebaker's picture

The meltway cookie is totally different from the bun.  I am thinking it is a sweet cream cheese dough.  Any one else know of a 'meltaway' form of bread or pastry?