PLG Cooks: Mixed Berry Sweet Rolls


I usually only make semi-homemade food to save time and effort, so it is rare for me to make something completely from scratch. However, in this new year one of my goals is to do more truly homemade baking, so I started this week by making these Mixed Berry Sweet Rolls and they were so delicious, completely homemade, and really simple!


The roll itself is light and fluffy and so tasty. The dough is easy to whip up, and only takes time because it has to rise. It uses ingredients I already had on hand and is the perfect versatile recipe that can be used for dinner rolls or breadsticks too!


I used some homemade mixed berry jam, and I think one of the best parts of this recipe is that it could be used with any kind of jam and that makes the possibilities basically endless!


How pretty do these things look? So swirly and sweet and berry-filled! You are going to want to make these ASAP.
Mixed Berry Sweet Rolls
Adapted from It's Always Autumn 

Rolls
1 C warm water
3 tsp yeast
2 Tbsp softened butter or margarine
1 egg
3 1/4 C white flour
1/4 C sugar
1 tsp salt

Filling
3/4 C berry preserves 
1/4 C softened butter or margarine

Frosting
1/2 C softened butter or margarine
2 oz softened cream cheese
1/2 tsp vanilla
3 C powdered sugar
5 Tbsp milk
1 tsp berry preserves

Directions
Combine roll ingredients in a bowl and mix on low using dough hook for about 5 minutes. Turn dough out on lightly floured surface and knead 2-3 times. Pat into ball shape and cover with a towel to rise for 1-1.5 hours.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Roll dough on floured surface to a 12x18 inch rectangle. Mix filling ingredients together and spread across the dough. Roll into a log and divide into twelve rolls for a 9x13 pan. Place rolls in greased pan and let rise another 20-30 minutes. Bake for 20-25 minutes until slightly golden.

Let cool for 15 minutes. Mix all frosting ingredients together and spread on top.


Happy homemade baking! 

ox. Sam

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