Hi, Everybody! Today I’m sharing another sweet roll recipe with you – Blueberry Rolls with a Lemon Glaze! I shared these Raspberry Swirl Rolls and these Cinnamon Raisin Buns with you, and these Blueberry Rolls are just as good! I love using blueberries in baking because they add so much freshness and juiciness, and they are so good in this recipe! These rolls are deliciously sweet, with a juicy tang from the blueberries and a fresh tartness from the lemon glaze. They take a little bit of time to make, since you need to allow time for them to rise, but they are well worth the effort! Happy Baking, Everyone!
BLUEBERRY ROLLS WITH
A LEMON GLAZE
(Adapted from Taste of Home)
*Makes about 12 rolls*
YOU WILL NEED
3 1/2 to 4 cups all-purpose flour (I used about 4 cups)
1 package active dry yeast (3/4oz)
1/2 cup plus 1/8 cup warm water
3/4 cup warm milk
1/2 cup (4oz) unsalted butter, softened
2 tbs granulated sugar
1/2 tsp salt
3 tbs unsalted butter, melted
4 tbs granulated sugar
2 cups blueberries (fresh or frozen)
3/4 cup confectioners’ sugar
2 tbs lemon juice
1. Begin by dissolving your yeast in the warm water in your electric mixer bowl. Cover it with a kitchen towel and let it sit for about 5 minutes, until the mixture is frothy. Then, begin adding the milk, butter, egg, sugar and salt, and mix until you have a smooth mixture.
2. Next, start adding the flour in portions (add as much flour as you need to make the dough hold together), you should have a soft, elastic dough. Knead with the dough hook attachment on your mixer for at least 5 minutes. Then, form the dough into a ball, place it in a large greased bowl, cover it and let it rise in a warm place for up to an hour and a half (until it has doubled in size).
3. Once you take the dough out, punch it down and roll it out into a rectangle on a floured surface (roll it out to about 8×14 inches). Drizzle the rolled out dough with the 3 tbs of melted butter, then arrange the blueberries on it and sprinkle the sugar on top.
4. Now begin rolling the dough up jelly-roll style, starting with the long side. Make sure you roll the dough tightly, and pinch the ends so the filling doesn’t fall out. Grease your baking dish (I used a 9 inch baking pan), and using a sharp knife, cut the roll into 12 equal slices, placing each into the baking dish. Cover with a kitchen towel and let rise for another 30 minutes. Preheat your oven to 350 deg F.
5. Bake for 20 – 30 minutes, depending on your oven, until the edges are golden brown and the center has baked through. Let the buns cool for about 10 minutes, and prepare your glaze while they are cooling. Combine confectioners’ sugar and lemon juice in a small bowl (make sure there are no lumps in the glaze), then drizzle over the buns.
Happy Baking, Everyone!