Raspberry Swirl Sweet Rolls with Lemon Vanilla Glaze
These raspberry sweet rolls are the perfect sweet dessert or sticky bun to eat alongside your afternoon cup of tea or coffee. The rolls are made extra special thanks to a delicious filling of raspberry jam, frozen raspberries and lemon zest. A not-too-sweet glaze of sour cream, confectioner’s sugar and fresh lemon adds the perfect finishing touch.
Prep Time 25minutes
Cook Time 28minutes
Inactive Time 2hours15minutes
Servings 12rolls (approx)
For The Sweet Rolls
11/4 oz packetactivedry yeast
3cupsall purpose flour
2tspfresh lemon juice
2cupsfrozen raspberriesdo not thaw
2tbspheavy creamfor brushing
oilfor the pan
For the Lemon Vanilla Icing
1/2tsppure vanilla essence
1 tbspfresh lemon juice
In a small saucepan, heat the milk and 1/2 cup of water on a low-medium heat until the liquid is warm but not hot to touch.
Meanwhile, in a large bowl, mix together the yeast, granulated sugar and 1 cup of flour. Stir in the warm milk. Cover and set aside for approximately 15 minutes until thick and foamy.
Stir in the melted butter and salt. Then gradually mix in the remaining 2 cups of flour. Cover with cling film and leave to rise until doubled in size, about 1 hour.
Lightly coat an 11" x 8" casserole dish with oil. Line the pan with parchment paper, leaving a 3 inch overhang on the long sides. Then oil the parchment paper, too.
In a small bowl, combine the jam, lemon zest and 2 teaspoons of lemon juice.
Turn the dough out onto a floured surface and roll into a 12" by 9" rectangle. Then spread the jam mixture over the surface of the dough.
Place the raspberries on top of the jam mixture
Starting from the long side, roll the dough into a tight log, pinching the seam to seal it.
Slide a long piece of dental floss under the log of dough around 1 inch from the end. Holding the floss taught, lift ends and cross them over each other to cut one piece of dough. Continue this every inch or so until you have 12-13 rolls.
Transfer rolls, cut sides up to the pan. Space them equally, cover and allow to rise for another 60 minutes, until the rolls have doubled in size and sides are touching.
Meanwhile, heat oven to 375 degrees F.
Brush the risen rolls with heavy cream and bake for 25 to 27 minutes, until puffed and golden brown. Allow to cool for 10 minutes.
Lemon Vanilla Icing
In a bowl, combine the sour cream, confectioners' sugar and lemon juice. Spread over the warm rolls.
Store in an airtight container in the fridge for 2-3 days.
A melted white chocolate topping would also be delicious with these. Just omit the lemon from the jam mixture and melt some white chocolate to drizzle over them!