Happy Friday, sweet friends!
Yesterday, I celebrated my 49th birthday!
Yippee!  I’m one step closer to the big 50! 
Okay-so I’m not exactly over the moon happy about THAT
fact-but I am truly blessed to have such wonderful and supportive
friends and family-who truly made my birthday-a VERY
special day!
Today it’s back to work-and what better way to start my 49th
year of birth-than making a special treat for this weekend’s
family brunch!!

 The basic recipe for these sweet rolls is SUPER easy
and incredibly versatile too.
I’ve made
which are both family favorites.
But I have to say that this 
Strawberry-Lemon version has quickly become
my FAVORITE!
I also LOVE that you can make these SCRUMPTIOUS sweet rolls
the night before!
Which is what I did last night, after I enjoyed a delicious
birthday dinner date with hubby!
All I had to do this morning was take them out when we got up-
let them rise(about an hour), and bake!
Is there really anything better than a warm sweet roll
drizzled with a lemony glaze for breakfast?
I certainly don’t think so!!

Hmm… maybe I should make a second batch-because this
one might just might not last until Sunday!!
Here’s the recipe!  Enjoy!!!

Strawberry-Lemon Sweet Rolls 

Ingredients:

Dough:
1 cup milk
3 1/4 cups all-purpose flour, divided 
1/4 cup granulated sugar 
1/2 tsp. salt 
1 envelope‘rapid rise’ yeast (approx. 2 1/4 tsp) 
1 egg 
Filling:
2 cups finely chopped strawberries
1/2 cup sugar
1 1/2 Tablespoons corn starch
1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
The zest of one lemon
Glaze:
1 cup powdered sugar
2 1/2 Tablespoons fresh lemon juice
The zest of one lemon
Preheat oven to 350.

Directions for dough:

Combine milk and butter in a glass measuring cup (or a microwave-safe bowl.) Microwave for 1 min.  Remove and stir.  Repeat for 20 seconds, or until butter is melted and milk is warm to the touch.  (Not hot!!). Combine flour (3 cups), sugar and salt, in a large mixing bowl.Pour contents of yeast packet into bowl of stand mixer.  Add milk mixture, and stir until combined.

 Add flour mixture and egg.  Using dough hook attachment-begin mixing on low speed until combined-and then medium speed for 1 minute.  If dough sticks to the side of bowl-add remaining 1/4 cup of flour.  Mix on medium speed for 5 min.  Cover dough and let sit for 10 minutes. Meanwhile, prepare filling.

Directions for filling:
Add strawberries and lemon juice to a small saucepan over medium heat.  Cook for about 3 minutes, stirring constantly. Add sugar, cornstarch and zest. Cook for another 2-3 minutes, until thickened.  Set aside and let cool completely!!

Prepare surface for rolling dough with flour.  Lay dough onto floured surface and roll into 15″x10″ rectangle. Spread strawberry mixture over dough evenly.Beginning at the long end (15′) tightly roll dough-pinching ends at the seam.Cut dough into 12 rolls.  Place in a greased 9×13 pan and cover. Allow to rise in a warm location for 1 hour.

Bake in oven for 20-25 minutes, or until golden brown.
Meanwhile, prepare glaze.

Directions for glaze:  Combine powdered sugar, lemon juice and zest in a small mixing bowl.  Whisk until smooth.

Remove rolls from oven and allow to cool.  Pour the glaze over rolls and serve.

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One thought on “Strawberry-Lemon Sweet Rolls!”

  1. Well, happy belated birthday my sweet friend! 49, heck your still a young'n. lol! I celebrated the big 62 on the 17th. Now that's getting up there. But like you, thankful to be so blessed and have a wonderful family and life! Now to the rolls. All I can say is YUM! Thanks for sharing the recipe with SYC. Pinned.
    hugs,
    Jann

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