A Tradition in Family Baking

Lemon Sweet Roll Twists

Lemon Sweet Roll Twists
Fresh and sweet, these lemon sweet roll twist are perfect for any occasion. The dough is light with a filling that is full of creamy lemon flavor.
Yield: 24 small rolls
Ingredients
Dough
  • 1 C warm milk (110-115°F)
  • 1 pkg Red Star Yeast Active Dry Yeast
  • ⅓ C sugar
  • ½ t salt
  • 1 egg
  • ⅓ C canola oil
  • 3½ C bread flour

Filling
  • 6 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 1 egg yolk
  • ¼ C granulated sugar
  • 2 T lemon juice
  • Zest of one lemon

Glaze
  • 1 ¼ C powdered sugar
  • 3 T lemon juice
  • 1 T milk
  • Optional - raspberries or blueberries for garnish
Instructions
  1. Recipe created by Petit Foodie.

  2. (1) Combine milk, yeast and teaspoon of sugar in a large bowl. Let sit for 5 minutes.

  3. (2) Add in egg, oil, salt, sugar, stirring with wooden spoon or dough whisk.

  4. (3) Slowly add in 1 cup of flour at a time (3 cups total) – keep ½ C flour for dusting the counter.

  5. (4) Take dough out of bowl and knead on floured counter until a smooth ball forms.

  6. (5) Place in a warm area covered with a clean tea towel until doubled in size, about one hour.

  7. (6) While dough is rising, prepare Filling: Using mixer combine cream cheese, lemon juice, zest and sugar until smooth. Place in fridge for 30 minutes.

  8. (7) Once dough has doubled in size roll out on a well-floured surface to a 18x24-inch rectangle.

  9. (8) Spread lemon cream cheese mixture on dough leaving a ½-1 inch border.

  10. (9) Using pizza cutter cut dough into 1 inch strands. Then cut the rectangle in half horizontally.

  11. (10) Cut each strand carefully in half only ¾ of the way up the strand. Carefully braid each strand – work quickly so the filling stays in place. Bring two ends together to form a ring and pinch firmly.

  12. (11) Place on a parchment paper lined baking sheet. Let sit in warm area for 30 minutes.

  13. (12) Preheat oven to 350°F.

  14. (13) Bake rolls for 10-15 minutes, or until golden brown.

  15. (14) While rolls are baking mix together the Glaze ingredients.

  16. (15) Remove rolls from oven and let cool.

  17. (16) Once cooled drizzle glaze on top.

  18. (17) Garnish with berries if desired.

  19. (18) Serve immediately.

  20. (19) Place leftovers in the fridge and reheat, as desired.

 

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