Strawberry Sweet Rolls

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Breakfast is about the only meal of the day I can usually control myself to eat something “healthy” so I often avoid going out for pancakes, or making monkey bread or cinnamon rolls. But every so often a girls got to get down and durrrty with some homemade dough. Nothing in the world tastes as good as homemade bread. I seriously adore homemade bread. I just bough a french baguette pan so stay tuned!

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Anyways it was Friday night so naturally I decided I should make some overnight rolls to bring into work on Saturday morning. I absolutely love these cinnamon rolls but I wanted something different. So strawberry rolls it was. strawberrysweetrolls (1 of 1)

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I won’t lie this recipe is time consuming, letting the dough rise, but honestly if you have some patience it is WELL WORTH THE WAIT! And can I say how great it is to spend time the night before so in the morning you just pop these babies into the oven, that’s my kind of homemade breakfast!!

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I took these to work and they went QUICK! Some people asked for two! The strawberries, brown sugar and corn starch cooked up nicely and made a delicious almost jam like filling. And you could just make a sweet glaze to go on top but I wanted the whole cream cheese frosting!! I mean come on, fresh-baked rolls and cream cheese frosting?! If you don’t love that we can’t be friends, just kidding! We can, but I will try to convince you 😉

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Strawberry Sweet Rolls

Yield: 12 Strawberry Sweet Rolls

Strawberry Sweet Rolls

Ingredients

    Dough
  • 1 package instant dry yeast
  • 1 cup + 2 tbsp warm water (110F-115F)
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 tbsp butter, melted
  • 4 1/2 tsp tsp nonfat dry milk powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 3 - 3 1/4 cups all purpose flour
  • Filling
  • 2 tbsp butter, at room temp.
  • 2 cups frozen strawberries
  • 2 tbsp corn starch
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • Frosting
  • 6 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 3 tbsp butter, softened
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp lemon extract
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/8 cup heavy whipping cream

Instructions

    Dough
  1. In the bowl of an electric mixer dissolve yeast in warm water. Add sugar, butter, milk powder, salt and two cups of flour. Mix until smooth. Slowly add in remaining flour to form a soft (not super sticky) dough. If using a dough hook, switch out the mixer hook and knead for 5-6 minutes in the electric mixer. I take the dough out of the mixer every minute or so and knead by hand. If not using a dough hook put the dough on a floured work surface and knead for 5-6 minutes.
  2. Preheat oven to 200F and then turn oven OFF. Spray a large bowl with cooking spray and place the dough inside.Place a clean kitchen towel on top of bowl and place bowl in warm but not on oven.
  3. Check dough after an hour it should have doubled in size, punch down. And place on a floured work surface. roll dough into a 16inchX 12inch rectangle. Grease a 9x13 baking pan and set aside.
  4. Filling
  5. Take the frozen strawberries directly out of the freezer and slice into small chunks, (small enough that when you roll the dough you can still keep a tight roll). In a medium bowl mix together the strawberry chunks, corn starch and brown sugar.
  6. Spread the butter on top of dough then sprinkle the strawberry mixture evenly over the whole rectangle of dough. Roll the dough as tightly as possible. Then using a very sharp knife slice the dough into 12 even rolls. Place rolls into prepared pan, cover with plastic wrap and place in fridge over night or let rise until doubled in size (30 ish minutes) and bake.
  7. When you wake up take strawberry rolls out of fridge and set on counter to rise/thaw for 45 ish minutes. Preheat oven to 350F and bake for 25-30 minutes, or until golden brown.
  8. Frosting
  9. While baking beat cream cheese for 2 minutes in large bowl. Add butter and beat for another 2 minutes. Pour in vanilla extract, heavy cream and powdered sugar. Beat all together for 4 minutes. Slather on top of cinnamon rolls.
  10. Once rolls are baked, let cool on a wire rack for at least 10 minutes before slathering cream cheese frosting on top.
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Overnight Cinnamon Rolls- Confessions of a Baking Queen

These past 2 1/2 weeks have been mental! I took on the position of General Manager for two restaurants. Boy have I been busy! I absolutely love being organized and things are not at the restaurants- well they are getting there! Needless to say the blog has been on the back burner :/ I aways have post scheduled but those posts all went out already. Oops! But today is Easter/My birthday so I decided to take some ME time and write a blog post! LOL

Overnight Cinnamon Rolls- Confessions of a Baking Queen

Tomorrow (well today when this post goes live) I will be visiting Glen Ivy Hot Springs for a fabulous spa day with all my best girlfriends! Except kitty kat in nyc! 🙁 I will also be receiving a facial! WOO HOO!! And because I have serious baking issues I have decided to ask everyone over for breakfast before we head to the spa. I will be making bagel bombs and these babies! I love cinnamon rolls and this dough is honestly spectacular I LOVE IT!!!

Overnight Cinnamon Rolls- Confessions of a Baking Queen

 This sweet bread/roll was delicious. Seriously I found myself picking at the rolls before the cream cheeses frosting made its’s way on top. It is soft, chewy and sweet!

Overnight Cinnamon Rolls- Confessions of a Baking Queen

But then cream cheese frosting came along and gosh was I happy! So happy I dug right in and took this baby down.

Overnight Cinnamon Rolls- Confessions of a Baking Queen

I make these rolls the night before I want them. Because who really wants to spend all morning making cinnamon rolls? I sure as hell don’t. I want to wake up and and have them before my stomach starts eating away, yelling at me not for feeding it! LOL You can even make the cream cheese frosting the night before to make it even easier. 

Overnight Cinnamon Rolls- Confessions of a Baking Queen Making yeast rolls is not hard at all! If anything, it is just time consuming waiting for the yeast to do it’s magic. This dough also has milk powder in it-which I LOVE! I picked up a bag of dry milk in the baking aisle at Target.

I hope you give this a try and fall in love with these babies like I have !

Overnight Cinnamon Rolls- Confessions of a Baking Queen

These cinnamon rolls are shared at Roxana’s Blog Party- Bake Your Own Bread  BYOB-words-only

Cinnamon Rolls

Yield: 12 Cinnamon Rolls

Ingredients

  • 1 package instant dry yeast
  • 1 cup + 2 tbsp warm water (110F-115F)
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 tbsp butter, melted
  • 4 1/2 tsp tsp nonfat dry milk powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 3 - 3 1/4 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 tbsp butter, melted
  • 1 1/2 cups brown sugar packed
  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • 6 tbsp unsalted butter, softened
  • 8 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup butter ( 1/2 stick)
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsp heavy cream
  • 2 cups powdered sugar

Instructions

  1. In the bowl of an electric mixer dissolve yeast in warm water. Add sugar, butter, milk powder, salt and two cups of flour. Mix until smooth. Slowly add in remaining flour to form a soft (not super sticky) dough. If using a dough hook, switch out the mixer hook and knead for 5-6 minutes in the electric mixer. I take the dough out of the mixer every minute or so and knead by hand. If not using a dough hook put the dough on a floured work surface and knead for 5-6 minutes.
  2. Preheat oven to 200F and then turn oven OFF. Spray a large bowl with cooking spray and place the dough inside.Place a clean kitchen towel on top of bowl and place bowl in warm but not on oven.
  3. Check dough after an hour it should have doubled in size, punch down. And place on a floured work surface. roll dough into a 16inchX 12inch rectangle. Grease a 9x13 baking pan and set aside. Brush the dough with 2 tbsp melted butter. In small bowl mix together brown sugar and cinnamon. Sprinkle sugar mixture on top of dough and slice the 6 tbsp butter thinly and layer on top of sugar. Roll the dough tightly and cut with sharp knife into 12 pieces. Place rolls into prepared pan, cover with plastic wrap and place in fridge over night or let rise until doubled in size (30 ish minutes) and bake.
  4. When you wake up take cinnamon rolls out of fridge and set on counter to rise/thaw for 45 ish minutes. Preheat oven to 350F and bake for 25-30 minutes. Let sit for 5-10 minutes before putting cream cheese on.
  5. While baking beat cream cheese for 2 minutes in large bowl. Add butter and beat for another 2 minutes. Pour in vanilla extract, heavy cream and powdered sugar. Beat all together for 4 minutes. Slather on top of cinnamon rolls.
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Dough recipe: Taste of Home Baking Cookbook

Let’s just pretend I am giving you a bite of this glorious roll of dough slathered in butter, sugar, cinnamon and cream cheese frosting.

  Overnight Cinnamon Rolls- Confessions of a Baking Queen

BTW I really wish I could share with you.. because they are to die!! 

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Salted Caramel Apple Cinnamon Rolls

OH EM GIZZLE

Words can not explain my love and adoration for this rolls. Ooey, gooey, soft with salted caramel and cream cheese frosting. Help me contain my drooling for these Salted Caramel Apple Cinnamon Rolls.

Salted Caramel Apple Cinnamon Rolls

I haven’t made cinnamon rolls in a LONG time. I get myself worked up that I don’t have the time for them but when I saw this recipe on Sally’s Baking Addiction I knew I would make time. Even if it meant staying up till 2 am to bake them for breakfast before work that morning.

Salted Caramel Apple Cinnamon Rolls

Boy am I sure glad I did. These were amazing. A perfect well-balanced breakfast for a saturday morning if you ask me!

The salted caramel over the cream cheese frosting really was a treat. I absolutely love cream cheese frosting and this was perfect for these rolls.

Salted Caramel Apple Cinnamon Rolls

Next weekend I am thinking some sort of bananas foster cinnamon rolls? Hmm.. that sounds good to me!!

Lets start this recipe shall we ?

Salted Caramel Apple Cinnamon Rolls

In a mixing bowl add the yeast and warm water. Let sit for a few minutes then mix together. Add in apple juice, egg, granulated sugar, salt, vanilla and 1 1/2 cups of flour. I used the dough attachment to my kitchen aid and every minute or so took the dough out and kneaded it myself. Spray a bowl with cooking spray and put your dough in the bowl and cover up. I heated my oven to 200f and then turned it off and placed the dough in the oven to rise.

In a small saucepan combine 2 tbsp butter and sliced apples. Cook for 5-8 minutes, until apples are very soft then place inside a dish in the fridge. After about an hour and a half the dough had doubled in size.On a clean working surface roll out the dough to a 15×9 rectangle.

Salted Caramel Apple Cinnamon Rolls

In a small bowl mix together brown sugar and cinnamon. Sprinkle on to of dough then layer apples on top.
Salted Caramel Apple Cinnamon Rolls

Sprinkle the remaining sugar mixture and I added a little bit more butter. The Paula Deen in me was coming out 🙂

Salted Caramel Apple Cinnamon Rolls

Tightly roll the dough and use a SHARP knife to cut these babies. 15 rolls is what you will make around 1 inch each.

Salted Caramel Apple Cinnamon Rolls

I took each roll into my hand and sort of squeezed it together to make sure they stayed like a roll 🙂 After they were cut I placed them into a 9X13 baking dish lined with parchment paper. Then I went to bed ! Nighty night! Zzzzzzzz..

Salted Caramel Apple Cinnamon Rolls

When I woke up the dough had risen more and the cinnamon rolls were ready to bake. I loved seeing the apples poke through. Apples were a great addition!

Salted Caramel Apple Cinnamon Rolls

Straight out of the oven on to a cooling rack. It was SOO hard for me to wait for these to cool a bit. I won’t lie I picked at the rolls a few times. I just NEEDED to try them!! SO good I could not wait of the cream cheese frosting and salted caramel.
Salted Caramel Apple Cinnamon Rolls

I whipped up this delicious cream cheese frosting. In a mixing bowl whip cream cheese and butter for 3 minutes. Then add in powdered sugar, vanilla, and heavy cream in. Mix on high for 5 minutes. Add more powdered sugar if you want the frosting thicker.

Salted Caramel Apple Cinnamon Rolls

Slather this all over the apple cinnamon rolls.
Salted Caramel Apple Cinnamon Rolls

I absolutely love looking at this picture. I just want to dive into it. Seriously, can you imagine swimming through this amazingness?

Salted Caramel Apple Cinnamon Rolls

Now you could stop here and enjoy these cinnamon rolls. They are wonderful.

Salted Caramel Apple Cinnamon Rolls

OR grab some salted caramel and drizzle it all over. WOW this was good. I highly suggest it ! 🙂

Salted Caramel Apple Cinnamon Rolls

Look at the apples inside the cinnamon rolls. They were moist and a wonderful addition to cinnamon rolls.

Salted Caramel Apple Cinnamon Rolls

This is the salted caramel recipe I use: Salted Caramel 

Salted Caramel Apple Cinnamon Rolls

Prep Time: 30 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Yield: 15 cinnamon rolls

Ingredients

  • 1 pack active dry yeast
  • 1/2 cup warm water
  • 1/2 cup apple juice
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsp butter, softened
  • 3- 3.5 cups ap flour
  • 1/2 stick butter, softened
  • 2 medium sized apples, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup dark brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp cinnamon
  • 6oz cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 2 1/2-3 cups powdered sugar, sifted
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream

Instructions

  1. In the bowl of an electric mixer add yeast and warm water. Let sit for about 1 minute then stir together. Preheat oven to 200F.
  2. Add apple juice, granulated sugar, salt, egg, vanilla extract, butter and one and a half cups of the flour. Mix until completely combined.
  3. Add in the remaining 1 1/2 - 2 cups of flour with a wooden spoon.
  4. Attach dough attachment to mixer and mix for 5 minutes. Every minute or so I took the dough out and kneaded in with my hands. While dough is in the mixer spray a large bowl with cooking spray. Once the dough has been kneaded for 5 minutes transfer to the greased bowl.Cover with a clean dishtowel.
  5. Turn the oven off and place the bowl into the oven. Let the dough raise for 1-1 1/2 hours until it has doubled in size.
  6. In a small saucepan combine 2 tbsp of butter and sliced apples. Cook for 5-8 minutes until apples have softened. Place into a bowl and in the fridge to cool.
  7. Once dough has risen on a clean and floured surface roll out the dough to a 15X9 rectangle. Make sure to roll the dough out evenly. Place parchment paper on the bottom of a 9X13 inch baking pan and spray with baking spray.
  8. In a small bowl combine dark brown sugar and cinnamon. Use remaining 6 tbsp butter and spread all over the dough. Sprinkle half of the brown sugar mixture on top of butter, then layer apples all over. Sprinkle remaining brown sugar mixture.
  9. Roll the dough VERY tightly. Slice into 1 inch rolls, you will get about 15 rolls. Take each roll and squeeze together. Place in prepared pan. At this point I placed a tea towel on top of the rolls and let them sit on the counter over night. (You could let the rolls raise for another 1 1/2 hours if you don't want to wait over night)
  10. Preheat oven to 375F and cover rolls with foil. Cook for 20 minutes and take the foil off and bake for 5-10 more minutes until golden brown.
  11. Let cool for 15 minutes on a wire rack.
  12. In a bowl mix cream cheese and butter for 3 minutes. Add powdered sugar, vanilla and heavy cream and beat for 3-4 more minutes.
  13. Slather all over cinnamon rolls. Drizzle salted caramel over rolls.

Notes

Most of the prep time is letting the dough rise.

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Recipe slightly adapted from Sally’s Baking Addiction 

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