Strawberry Rhubarb Sweet Rolls #SpringSweetsWeek

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One of my favorite spring activities is strawberry picking! Ever year, we visit an awesome local farm, load ourselves up on gorgeous betters, and then spend the next week putting them up and making a ton of treats.

These strawberry rhubarb sweet rolls are a favorite – and I always put up extra filling so we can have them in the doldrums of winter, too!

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Ingredients

For the filling:

  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 2 Tbsp. cornstarch
  • Pinch of cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 1/2 tsp. lemon juice
  • 1 1/4 cups diced rhubarb
  • 1 1/4 cups strawberries

For the dough:

  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 1/4 tsp. yeast
  • 4 1/2 cups flour
  • 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 tablespoon salt

For the icing:

  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 3 Tbsp. heavy cream

Directions

These rolls have two main elements – the filling, and the dough.

First up is the filling, which can be made ahead and frozen if you’d like.

  • In a small saucepan, whisk together the sugar, cornstarch, and cinnamon. Gradually whisk in the water and lemon juice until smooth.
  • Bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Let cook for 1 minute over medium heat, stirring, until the mixture thickens.
  • Add the fruit and return it to a boil. Cook for 1 minute.
  • Let cool enough to handle.
  • If not using immediately, transfer to an airtight container and freeze. (I use mason jars for this!) Thaw before using in the rolls.

I usually make the filling in advance because the dough itself is a bit time consuming. I like to have the filling ready to go!

Most of the time making the dough is passive – waiting for things to rise.

  • In a saucepan, combine the milk, vegetable oil and sugar. Scald and then let cool for 45 minutes.
  • Sprinkle yeast over the warm milk mixture and let stand for 5 minutes. Stir in 4 cups of the flour and transfer to a large bowl.
  • Cover and let rise in a warm place for an hour, until doubled in size.
  • Stir in the additional 1/2 cup of flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
  • Sprinkle your work area generously with flour and roll the dough into a large rectangle. 
  • Spread filling evenly over the dough.
  •  Roll up from the long side and pinch the seams together to seal up the rolls. Cut the log into 1 1/2″ rolls.
  • Let rest for 20-30 minutes and then bake at 375 degrees for 13-17 minutes, until golden.

After the rolls are baked, let them cool a few minutes and then mix up a quick icing.

  • Whisk the confectioner’s sugar and heavy cream together in a small bowl until smooth. Add more sugar or cream, depending how thick you want the glaze. Pour glaze over the rolls. Serve warm.

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Recipe

Strawberry Rhubarb Sweet Rolls

Strawberry Rhubarb Sweet Rolls

Yield: 12
Filling Time: 20 minutes
Dough Time: 3 hours
Icing Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 3 hours 25 minutes

Ingredients

For the filling:

  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 2 Tbsp. cornstarch
  • Pinch of cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 1/2 tsp. lemon juice
  • 1 1/4 cups diced rhubarb
  • 1 1/4 cups strawberries

For the dough:

  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 1/4 tsp. yeast
  • 4 1/2 cups flour
  • 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 tablespoon salt

For the icing:

  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 3 Tbsp. heavy cream

Instructions

To make the filling:

  1. In a small saucepan, whisk together the sugar, cornstarch, and cinnamon. Gradually whisk in the water and lemon juice until smooth.
  2. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Let cook for 1 minute over medium heat, stirring, until the mixture thickens.
  3. Add the fruit and return it to a boil. Cook for 1 minute.
  4. Let cool enough to handle.
  5. If not using immediately, transfer to an airtight container and freeze. (I use mason jars for this!) Thaw before using in the rolls.

To make the dough:

    1. In a saucepan, combine the milk, vegetable oil and sugar. Scald and then let cool for 45 minutes.
    2. Sprinkle yeast over the warm milk mixture and let stand for 5 minutes. Stir in 4 cups of the flour and transfer to a large bowl.
    3. Cover and let rise in a warm place for an hour, until doubled in size.
    4. Stir in the additional 1/2 cup of flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
    5. Sprinkle your work area generously with flour and roll the dough into a large rectangle. 
    6. Spread filling evenly over the dough.
    7.  Roll up from the long side and pinch the seams together to seal up the rolls. Cut the log into 1 1/2″ rolls.
    8. Let rest for 20-30 minutes and then bake at 375 degrees for 13-17 minutes, until golden.

To make the icing:

    1. Whisk the confectioner’s sugar and heavy cream together in a small bowl until smooth. Add more sugar or cream, depending how thick you want the glaze. Pour glaze over the rolls. Serve warm.

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