Blueberry Rolls with a Lemon Glaze

Posted on February 6, 2013
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!
(Adapted from Taste of Home)
*Makes about 12 rolls*
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 egg
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!

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  • Melissa @ No. 2 Pencil February 6, 2013 at 12:58 pm

    These look amazing! Yummy!

    • Maria February 6, 2013 at 2:01 pm

      Thanks, Melissa!

  • Katie @ My Darling Days February 6, 2013 at 1:13 pm

    These looks absolutely divine!!

    • Maria February 6, 2013 at 2:00 pm

      Thanks, Katie!

  • Siena in Style February 6, 2013 at 1:25 pm

    wow this I have try it!! i keep saying that to myself with raspberry rolls and never have time to do it! but this looks sooo yummy!! I shared it on my interest board too:)
    kisses from Milano

    • Maria February 6, 2013 at 2:00 pm

      Thanks!! They are so good and I hope you love them if you try them!

  • Bernideen February 6, 2013 at 6:06 pm

    These look and I am sure smell and taste awesome! Wonderful blog here!

    • Maria February 7, 2013 at 3:33 am

      Thank you so much!

  • Phyllis @Around the House February 6, 2013 at 9:16 pm

    I could eat that whole pan, my goodness they are so yummy, a cup of hot coffee and those would be all I would need to be a happy girl….Loved the pictures, such a good camera person,

    • Maria February 7, 2013 at 3:35 am

      Thank you so much, Phyllis!

  • Lorraine February 6, 2013 at 9:19 pm

    Wow… so, so delicious looking!!!

    • Maria February 7, 2013 at 3:35 am

      Thanks, Lorraine!

  • Jemma February 7, 2013 at 8:35 am

    Oh gosh!! These are beautiful rolls!!

    • Maria February 7, 2013 at 4:56 pm

      Thanks, Jemma!

  • Jen February 7, 2013 at 4:57 pm Yummy goodness. Blueberries + lemon = bliss. Popped over from Savvy Southern Style and decided I need to follow!

    • Maria February 7, 2013 at 5:30 pm

      Thanks so much, Jen! These blueberry rolls really are good! Thanks for stopping by!

  • anu February 7, 2013 at 8:33 pm

    These look so good. Blueberry and lemon compliment each other so well. Yum! Your recipe looks like a must try.

    • Maria February 8, 2013 at 4:26 am

      Thank you! I love the blueberry/lemon flavors together too!

  • Our Pinteresting Family February 8, 2013 at 4:02 pm

    Looks like a delicious recipe, Maria. 🙂 I’ve asked my friend Jocie from One Project Closer to invite you to our Baltimore blogger group. You may be getting an email from her. 🙂

    • Maria February 8, 2013 at 4:17 pm

      Thank you! And thanks so much for suggesting me, I’ll look forward to hearing from her. Have a great weekend!

  • KnitOne, PearlOnion February 19, 2013 at 6:52 pm

    Well now, don ‘t these look scrumptious! I am making a lemon yogurt cake tonight and I toyed with putting blueberries in…. — Joann

    • Maria February 19, 2013 at 6:53 pm

      Thanks, Joann! I’ve made Ina Garten’s lemon yogurt cake before and have added raspberries to it and it was really good, but I bet blueberries would be wonderful too!

  • Joni Manikel July 19, 2013 at 5:32 pm

    Just finished making these! They taste fantastic!! Thanks for the recipe!

    • Maria July 19, 2013 at 8:01 pm

      Hi, Joni! I’m so glad you liked these blueberry rolls! They are one of my favorite things to bake! 🙂 Thanks for stopping by to let me know! Have a great weekend!

  • Chasing5tars May 27, 2014 at 3:12 pm

    If I were to hand-knead the dough, how long/what consistency would you recommend kneading it till?

    • Maria May 27, 2014 at 4:21 pm

      I would probably knead it for about 10 minutes, until soft and elastic. Hope they turn out great for you!

    • Chasing5tars May 31, 2014 at 7:00 pm

      Just made them today.. they turned out fantastic! Thanks for the recipe! 🙂

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