With Valentines Day just a few days away, I wanted to post something fun and easy that would be perfect for a Saturday morning breakfast with the ones you love….ah, how sweet.
These rolls can be made with frozen bread dough, which cuts down quite a bit of the time. I use my moms all-use bread recipe, and I’ll be sharing that with you here as well! In fact, you can be a super cheat and use store bought lemon curd too, I won’t tell.Mama’s bread recipe:
2 Tablespoons yeast
1 Tablespoon sugar
2 cups hot water
let sit for 5-10 minutes to get the yeast activated
Add 5 cups flour, 1/2 cup sugar and 1 teaspoon of salt. If super sticky, add up to 1 more cup of flour. knead in mixer for 5 minutes.
Let set for 30 minutes.
Lemon Curd: (This is a lot easier to do that you think)
3/4 cup lemon juice
1 cup sugar
Zest of 1 lemon, good fun for the kids. My kids love to use fun kitchen tools.
1 cube cold butter, cut it up so it melts faster
3 egg yolks
You are going to need a double boiler, you can make one with a saucepan and a metal mixing bowl if you don’t have one. Bring water to a boil in the saucepan, you don’t want it to touch the bottom of the metal bowl, so be sure not to fill it too high. Once its to a boil, turn down the heat and put the metal bowl on top and add to it:
sugar, lemon juice and zest and egg yolks, mix together. You need to whisk the entire time its on the heat. It will start to thicken and stick to your spoon, take off the heat and add your butter a pad at a time until melted. cover and let cool until you are ready to use it.
Putting it together:
Roll out your dough to fit an 11×17 sheet. I like to bake on parchment or a silicone baking mat. You need to spread your lemon curd out across the dough and sprinkle with diced strawberries. Roll the dough like your making cinnamon rolls. This is going to get really messy, cut 1 1/2 inch sections off your dough log. I use dental floss. Its really easy and cuts fast. This size should cut about 12-15 rolls per log.
Bake 350 degrees for 22 minutes.
I like to make a super simple sugar glaze with powdered sugar, a little milk and melted butter. I eyeball this part. I melt 1 tablespoon of butter and add about a tablespoon of milk to about 1/2-3/4 powdered sugar. If its too thin, I add more sugar, too thick, add milk. I drizzle this on the rolls while they are still hot.
These are not too sweet or too lemony and a nice change from chocolate, and I am a HUGE fan of chocolate. I think it would be fun to play around with different flavors. Maybe try a peach curd with raspberries or how about orange curd with a honey drizzle.