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Lemon Curd Sweet Rolls

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Are you tired of the snow? Are you tired of hearing about the snow? Trust me, I am just as tired of shoveling it! So to brighten your day, or night, I present to you…..Lemon Curd Sweet Rolls! I think they are the perfect pick me up for these long and cold winter days…..and nights. Lemons are so bright and cheerful, they just seem to scream summer!

Lemon Curd Sweet Rolls brighten up any cloudy day! cookingwithcurls

This was the very first time that I made a yeast dough without using my bread machine…..it was quite traumatic. Just kidding, it was really simple. 😉

How to make Lemon Curd Sweet Rolls:

Start by heating your water and milk to 110 to 115 degrees…..

Yeast Dough thermometer cookingwithcurls.com

add the yeast…..

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and let it sit for 5 to 10 minutes to proof…..

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If your yeast does not puff up like this, then it is dead and you need to go buy a new jar. 😉  Now pour the yeast into the bowl of a stand mixer…..

Yeast Dough mixer cookingwithcurls.com

Then add the butter, sugar, flour, salt, and egg and mix for 4 to 5 minutes to combine…..

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Place dough into an oiled bowl and cover. Allow dough to rise in a warm location for about 1 and a 1/2 hours, or until doubled…..

Yeast Dough rise cookingwithcurls.com

You don’t need to be afraid of yeast dough, it is really forgiving. 🙂  Remove dough and place on a flour covered work surface. Roll dough out to a 15″ x 18″ rectangle. Spread lemon curd over dough to within 1/2″ of the edge…..

Lemon Curd Sweet Rolls lemon cookingwithcurls.com

Start rolling dough from the left (long side) to the right to form a log…..

Lemon Curd Sweet Rolls roll cookingwithcurls.com

Measure and mark dough in 1 and a 1/2″ increments…..

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Slice dough on the marks, and place in a 13″ x 9″ baking pan that has been sprayed with cooking spray…..

Lemon Curd Sweet Rolls pan cookingwithcurls.com

Cover and allow to rise until doubled in size, about an hour…..

Lemon Curd Sweet Rolls rise cookingwithcurls.com

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Place rolls in the oven and bake for 15 to 20 minutes, or until golden brown and cooked through in the center…..

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Whisk the glaze ingredients together in a small bowl. Add additional milk if needed to reach desired consistency. Drizzle glaze over rolls in the pan…..

Lemon Curd Sweet Rolls glazed cookingwithcurls.com

My rolls shrunk up, because I grabbed the wrong sized pan. Mine was larger than 13 x 9, and I didn’t realize it until they were done. It did not affect the taste at all…..

These delicious Lemon Curd Sweet Rolls are a perfect pick me up with their tangy filling and sweet glaze! cookingwithcurls.com

Why you should never allow your children to paint their own bedroom!

I really wish I had some of the sweet rolls this weekend, to help cheer me up when I was painting my son’s bedroom. Those of you with small children, never let them talk you into painting their room dark red!!! Why?

Alex Room Paint Red cookingwithcurls.com

Because it is REALLY time consuming to repaint it. First you have to use primer…..

Alex Room Paint primer 1 cookingwithcurls.com

Do you see that red circle on the floor? That is why there is no carpet! Okay, then you get to roll on a second coat of primer…..

Alex Room Paint primer 2 cookingwithcurls.com

Then you start painting with your chosen color…..mine is Behr “Falling Snow”, LOL. But it still isn’t covering, so you go back to Home Depot and buy another can of paint with the primer in it…..

Alex Room Paint cookingwithcurls.com

The wall on the right has 2 coats of primer, one coat of paint, and one coat of paint with primer. The fumes are apparently getting to me, that is a very blurry photo! 😉

Alex Room Paint 2 cookingwithcurls.com

There were red roller marks on the ceiling, so I had to prime and repaint that as well. 🙂  I really like the color, I think I am going to repaint the entire house with it! I better bake and freeze a lot sweet rolls. 😉

Note:

I used Dickinson’s Lemon Curd in this recipe. If you would like to make your own Homemade Lemon Curd that would be awesome as well!

More delicious sweet roll recipes:

Enjoy!!

These delicious Lemon Curd Sweet Rolls are a perfect pick me up with their tangy filling and sweet glaze! cookingwithcurls.com

Lemon Curd Sweet Rolls

These delicious Lemon Curd Sweet Rolls are a perfect way to start the day with their tangy filling and sweet glaze!
4.19 from 49 votes
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Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: lemon, sweet, rolls, glaze, breakfast, brunch, recipe
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Rising Time: 2 hours
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 12 Servings
Calories: 423kcal
Author: Lisa Johnson

Ingredients

For the Sweet Rolls

  • ½ cup water 110 - 115 degrees
  • ¾ cups milk I used coconut milk at 110 - 115 degrees
  • ¾ cups granulated sugar
  • ½ cup unsalted butter very soft or melted
  • 1 large egg at room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 4 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 Tablespoons instant yeast
  • 10 ounces lemon curd Homemade or Dickinson's

For the Glaze

  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon organic lemon flavoring
  • 3 - 4 Tablespoons milk I used coconut milk

Instructions

To make the Sweet Rolls:

  • Heat water and milk to 110 -to115 degrees.
  • Add the yeast and stir to combine.
  • Allow the yeast to sit for 5 to10 minutes to foam (proof).
  • Add yeast mixture to the bowl of a stand mixer.
  • Add remaining ingredients, and mix for 4 to 5 minutes to fully combine.
  • Place dough in an oiled bowl and cover. Allow dough to rise in a warm location for 1 and a 1/2 hours, or until doubled. My mixer has a plastic cover, so I left it in there to rise.
  • Remove dough and place on a flour covered work surface.
  • Roll dough out to a 15" x 18" rectangle.
  • Spread lemon curd over dough to within 1/2" of the edge.
  • Start rolling dough from the left (long side) to the right.
  • Measure and mark dough in 1 and a 1/2" increments.
  • Slice dough on the marks, and place in a 13" x 9" baking pan that has been sprayed with cooking spray.
  • Cover and allow to rise until doubled in size, about an hour. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Place rolls in oven and bake for 15 to 20 minutes, or until golden brown and cooked through in the center.

To make the glaze:

  • Whisk ingredients together in a small bowl. Add additional milk if needed to reach desired consistency.
  • Drizzle glaze over rolls in the pan. Serve.

Notes

  • I used Dickinson's Lemon Curd in this recipe. If you would like to make your own Homemade Lemon Curd that would be awesome as well!

Nutrition

Calories: 423kcal | Carbohydrates: 73g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 39mg | Sodium: 281mg | Potassium: 83mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 37g | Vitamin A: 285IU | Calcium: 29mg | Iron: 2.3mg

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42 Comments

  1. My mouth is completely watering. Not over the paint. 😉 I painted one wall of my old house about that same color and my sister-in-law “helped.” By “helped,” I mean she dumped over a whole cup of red paint onto my light carpet. I got ALL of it out, if you can believe that. But I’ve never let her “help” me paint again. 😛

    -andi

    1. Thanks Andi. You are so lucky that you got it out, we tried and tried with a RugDoctor but it would not come out! 🙁 My son was the one that spilled the paint, so I never let him paint again. Now he can mess up his own walls in his own house!!

    1. Sylvia, have you tried hovering over them…then click on the button that pops up? I do know that my pin-it buttons on my images are not working in firefox. I hope that helps. 🙂

  2. I can’t help it. This is one of those recipes that looks so delicious I wish it would pop out of the picture/computer screen and into real life! I am sure it is way worth any effort it takes to make.

  3. Wow! These are amazing looking. 🙂 I was searching through cooking blogs on bloglovin and came across yours, I added you on there because I also love food and have curly hair! 😛 Look forward to more tasty treats, if your ever wanting to join in on my linky party, it’s called What We Eat Wednesdays!

  4. I really do love this recipe, Lisa! It looks absolutely delicious. I can almost taste them now. I have to make these soon. Thanks for sharing! By the way, I had to paint over my son’s artwork on his wall done in permanent marker (done without permission). The art was really good, but buyers coming in at the time, would not have appreciated it.

    1. Thank you so much Jodee, they are really delicious. We actually lost our deposit once when we moved out of a rental house. My daughter had drawn a single line in orange marker on the wallpaper in the bedroom! Those darn kids. 😉

  5. Saw this at Tatertots & Jello link party and had to PIN the recipe. I love sweet rolls and anything lemony is to die for. Thanks so much! If you haven’t already, I’d love for you to link up at Link’n Blogs. 🙂

    xo
    Daniela
    Put A Bird On It

    1. I have honestly never tried to freeze them before. I have read that you can freeze them after you proof them, then let them defrost and rise before baking them. You can also bake them, then freeze them. Then you would defrost them, let them come back to room temperature and frost them. I hope that helps. 🙂

  6. Hi,
    I would like to make the rolls, however instant yeast was sold out. I have bought fresh yeast,
    how much do I need? Is the process still the same?

  7. 5 stars
    Love these. Used a spread of strawberry preserves and fresh raspberries in lieu of lemon. Turned out beautifully and scrumptious.

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