web analytics

Lemon Sweet Rolls

by Milisa on December 22, 2013

Lemon Sweet Rolls a nice twist on classic sweet rolls perfect for Christmas morning! This is a sponsored post on behalf of Bertolli. 

Lemon Sweet Rolls from Miss in the KitchenWhen I bake sweet rolls they are generally of the cinnamon variety.  I wanted to make something different for Christmas this year and I have been craving citrus goodies, so lemon it is!  I am kind of a lemon fanatic and I knew I was going to love these.  I wasn’t too sure how the guys would feel about cinnamon rolls without cinnamon.

I shouldn’t have worried, they loved them.  These are the perfect treats for mornings with the family, especially Christmas morning.  I love to have something for the kids to munch on while they are unwrapping presents and having the time of their lives with their new toys.

bertolli lemon sweet rolls

Plus these Lemon Sweet Rolls are pretty tasty with a cup of coffee.  I made the dough with Bertolli Light Olive Oil, it is perfect for baking and a little healthier than my usual pound of butter concoctions.

Bake these Lemon Sweet Rolls the day before and pop them in the oven while the coffee is making Christmas morning and you will be set.

As usual I have been running around crazy trying to get everything done at the last minute.  I am going to take the rest of the week and slow down to enjoy some quiet time with my family.  I hope y’all have the best Christmas with your families!

Check out the other great baking posts from my Virtual Potluck Partners and enter to win  a set of 3 bottles of Bertolli Olive Oil below the recipe.

lemon sweet rolls recipe

 

Lemon Sweet Rolls

Ingredients

    For the Rolls
  • 1 1/4 cup warm water
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup Bertolli Light Olive Oil
  • 1 package yeast (I used Red Star Platinum)
  • 1 egg
  • 4 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • zest of 2 lemons (I used meyer lemons)
  • For Glaze
  • 4 oz softened cream cheese
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 6 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

Instructions

  1. In a large mixing bowl add warm water, sugar, oil and yeast. Stir until sugar is dissolved. Set aside about 5 minutes.
  2. Add egg and stir together. Add 2 cups of flour and stir together. Add salt and one more cup of flour and mix well. Add another 1/4 to 1/2 cup of flour until dough pulls away from bowl.
  3. Pour onto a well floured surface and knead 5 minutes, adding additional flour as needed.
  4. Place in a well oiled bowl and cover with a damp tea towel. Set aside to rise 30 minutes to 1 hour until dough has doubled in size.
  5. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  6. Punch dough down to remove any air bubbles. Place on a well floured surface and roll into about a 9 x 12 inch rectangle.
  7. Spread with butter and sprinkle with 1/4 cup sugar. Sprinkle with lemon zest. Roll up from the long side, as tight as you can. Pinch the seam to seal.
  8. Cut into 1 to 2 inch slices and place in a well greased baking dish. Cover and allow to rise 15 to 30 minutes.
  9. Bake for 25 minutes or until golden brown.
  10. Mix glaze together and drizzle over sweet rolls.
  11. Serve warm or at room temperature.
Schema/Recipe SEO Data Markup by ZipList Recipe Plugin
http://www.missinthekitchen.com/2013/12/22/lemon-sweet-rolls/

Miss-Signature-1-2

 

 

 

 

 

 

a Rafflecopter giveaway

 

Disclosure: This is a a sponsored post on behalf of Bertolli and they are sponsoring the giveaway.  All opinions and text are my own.

Print Friendly

{ 11 comments… read them below or add one }

Noel December 22, 2013 at 9:56 pm

My husband is the one who bakes. He would definitely make some delicious focaccia with the olive oil.

Reply

The Food Hunter December 23, 2013 at 9:54 am

Perfect timing…my lemon tree is bursting with fresh lemons!

Reply

Susan 30A EATS December 23, 2013 at 1:10 pm

These look perfect for Christmas morning, and so light and fresh!

Reply

Eliana G December 23, 2013 at 1:13 pm

I would make these!! would they freeze well?

Reply

Joan December 23, 2013 at 7:40 pm

I’ve love to try these lemon rolls with some olive oil.

Reply

Leigh R. December 24, 2013 at 1:58 pm

Those lemons rolls look so good! I would probably try and bake some sticky buns with olive oil. Sounds interesting.

Reply

Rust December 24, 2013 at 6:31 pm

I use Bertolli to roast veggies, with Mediterranean seasonings.

Reply

rachel December 25, 2013 at 3:10 pm

roast broccoli! or olive oil cake :)

Reply

Shelby | Diabetic Foodie December 27, 2013 at 7:39 am

My family would LOVE these! Food Hunter – having lemon tree envy.

Reply

Heather Spooner December 27, 2013 at 6:11 pm

Ive never baked with olive oil, but I use it to cook veggies or saute. Thanks!

Reply

Kathleen December 31, 2013 at 8:40 am

I love olive oil! I’m definitely going to give these a try!

Reply

Leave a Comment

{ 1 trackback }

Previous post:

Next post:

Unless otherwise noted, Copyright © Miss in the Kitchen. All Rights Reserved.
Site Development by Red Rooster Design Studio