Hey Guys! I'm finally back after a little while and I'm so excited.
On every third Sunday, we go to my husband's parents for dinner and this week was my turn to bring the rolls/bread of some kind. I asked my husband what kind he would like and he gave me the "I don't care, just whatever" answer that I totally hate. So, I got thinking that I wanted something a little different and I wanted to try something new.
I'm so glad I did. These turned out delicious! If I do say so myself! The best part about it was they were so super easy and really don't take a whole of time. The most time you wait is for the dough to rise. While that was happening, I was able to get the boys ready to go see Grandma and Grandpa.
Don't these look divine? (Don't mind my picture, I was trying to hurry and take it while trying to get the rest of the rolls on a plate and get out the door.)
Sweet Roll Recipe:
1 Tablespoon active dry yeast
1 1/2 cups warm water
1 1/2 Tablespoons sugar
1 teaspoon salt
3 Tablespoons vegetable oil
1 egg yolk
4-5 1/2 cups flour
2 tablespoons cold water
Combine the yeast, water and sugar in large mixing bowl and allow to stand a few minutes until it starts to foam.
Add salt, oil, and egg yolk and mix together. Add 3 cups flour and mix until it's combined. Add enough more flour to make the dough barely stick to your finger. Mix for another 2 to 3 minutes.
Cover and let rise for an hour.
While your dough is rising, mix together the ingredients for the filling.
1-8 oz cream cheese at room temperature
1 Tablespoon powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 can pie filling (I used raspberry but blueberry or cherry would be great too!)
Mix the cream cheese, sugar, and vanilla until smooth. Fold in pie filling. (This does make kind of a funky texture but it still turns out great.)
After the dough has raised, roll out so it is between 1/4-1/2 thick depending on your preference. (I like mine at about 1/2.)
Spread your mixture on the dough and roll the dough up like you would cinnamon rolls or jelly rolls. Cut into about 12-15 equal pieces and put each one in a greased muffin tin.
Turn your oven onto 350 and let the rolls rise while the oven is heating.
Bake for about 20-22 minutes. You may want to keep an eye on them and check on them half way through or so to ensure the tops are browning to bad. If this happens, just cover with aluminum foil and continuing baking.
After they are finished, let cool a little bit and take them out of the tins and glaze if desired.
1/4 cup melted butter
4-5 heaping Tablespoons powdered sugar
Evaporated milk (Enough to make it the runny consistency.)
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
Mix together and pour over semi-cooled rolls.
If you make these, come back and let me know what you think!