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Raspberry Sweet Rolls

Let’s talk about these Raspberry Sweet Rolls. To start off, you must understand how much I adore cinnamon rolls. They have always ranked the charts as one of my top desserts. Because I love them so much, I have had a hard time giving any other kind of sweet roll a chance. I mean, I have wanted to give other sweet rolls a try, but I have just been too afraid to risk giving up the ultimate comfort contained in a beautiful, rounded cinnamon roll, dripping with cream cheese frosting, to try something different! There have been worries in my mind that other sweet rolls just wouldn’t compare. When you love a certain treat so much, it can really be a leap of faith to break the mold. 

Well, I did it.

In fact, I’ve done it twice in the last few months. Raspberry Sweet Rolls were such a good combination of the original roll of a treat and one of the best fruits on the planet. They are certainly different than a regular cinnamon roll, but have surely found their own rightful place in my palate! Baking with raspberries totally made it seem like summer really is here. Raspberries=summer. Plus I think our temperatures have finally climbed for good. 

Need a killer dessert for Memorial Day weekend? Then don’t pass up these Raspberry Sweet Rolls! You could even squeeze them in for a breakfast one day. I just know it 😉

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Raspberry Sweet Rolls from butterloveandcowboys.com

Raspberry Sweet Rolls from butterloveandcowboys.com

Raspberry Sweet Rolls from butterloveandcowboys.com

I think regular cinnamon rolls pair super well with cream cheese frosting, but I would go so far as to say Raspberry Sweet Rolls paired with it super DUPER well!

Raspberry Sweet Rolls from butterloveandcowboys.com

Raspberry Sweet Rolls from butterloveandcowboys.com

Raspberry Sweet Rolls from butterloveandcowboys.com

Raspberry Sweet Rolls from butterloveandcowboys.com

Raspberry Sweet Rolls from butterloveandcowboys.com

Let’s get real. Those picture worthy rolls don’t have nearly enough frosting.

Raspberry Sweet Rolls from butterloveandcowboys.com

That’s more like it.

Raspberry Sweet Rolls
Yields 24
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464 calories
83 g
36 g
13 g
5 g
8 g
164 g
64 g
56 g
0 g
4 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
164g
Yields
24
Amount Per Serving
Calories 464
Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 13g
20%
Saturated Fat 8g
40%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 3g
Cholesterol 36mg
12%
Sodium 64mg
3%
Total Carbohydrates 83g
28%
Dietary Fiber 3g
12%
Sugars 56g
Protein 5g
Vitamin A
9%
Vitamin C
12%
Calcium
4%
Iron
5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
For the Rolls
  1. 2 tablespoons instant yeast
  2. 6 cups flour
  3. 3/4 cup sugar
  4. 1/4 teaspoon salt
  5. 1/4 cup butter, melted
  6. 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
  7. 2 cups warm water
For the Raspberry Filling
  1. 4 cups frozen raspberries, NOT THAWED
  2. 4 teaspoons cornstarch
  3. 2/3 cup sugar
  4. 1/2 cup butter
  5. 2 cups brown sugar
For the Cream Cheese Frosting
  1. *1-2 (8 oz) packages cream cheese, softened
  2. 1/2 cup butter, softened
  3. 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
  4. 2-3 teaspoons lemon juice
  5. 3-4 cups powdered sugar
Instructions
  1. 1. Mix the yeast with one cup of flour in a small-medium size bowl. Place sugar, salt, melted butter, vanilla, warm water, and the yeast/flour mixture in a mixer. Mix until combined.
  2. 2. Gradually add the remaining five cups of flour until a soft dough forms. Let raise in a large, lightly greased bowl until doubled in size. This will take about an hour.
  3. 3. While the dough is rising, begin preparing the filling. Melt the butter and brown sugar over low-medium heat. Only heat it until the butter is just melted and combined with the brown sugar. Do not melt it long enough it becomes liquid, or else the filling will drain from the cinnamon rolls while they raise the second time. Set aside to cool a few minutes.
  4. 4. Punch down the dough and roll into a large rectangle. Spread the brown sugar/butter mixture all over the rectangle. Make sure you spread it all the way out to the edges of the dough.
  5. 5.In a medium size bowl, stir the FROZEN raspberries, cornstarch, and sugar. Make sure the raspberries are frozen to ensure easier rising and baking. The filling will stay inside the roll better. Spread the raspberry mixture evenly all over the rectangle, to the edges. Roll up the dough and cut into about 24 1-2 inch rolls. They should squeeze about perfectly onto one standard size cookie sheet, or two 9x13 pans. Raise in a warm place until doubled. This takes anywhere from about 30-60 minutes.
  6. 6. Shortly before the rolls finish rising, preheat the oven at 350 degrees F. When rolls finish raising, bake 20-22 minutes. Make sure the centers are not doughy. The raspberry filling makes the centers more susceptible to be underdone.
  7. 7. To prepare the frosting, beat the cream cheese and butter 2-3 minutes, until smooth and creamy. Add the vanilla and lemon juice and combine. You can add more or less of these based on your personal preference. Add the powdered sugar, one cup at a time, until the desired sweetness is reached. Beat at least 3 minutes, or until the frosting begins to appear more of a white color. My Mom taught me this little trick for cream cheese frosting and I love it! It gives it an amazing texture and combines the flavors even better.
  8. 8. Frost the warm rolls and enjoy!
Notes
  1. *Two packages of cream cheese make for an extra cream cheese flavored frosting and is delicious! One package will make a yummy frosting as well, it just won't be as strongly flavored. The more cream cheese you add, the more likely you will need all four cups of powdered sugar.
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calories
464
fat
13g
protein
5g
carbs
83g
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Bread Sweets

Lemon Poppy Seed Bread

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Lemon Poppy Seed Bread

Now that it is officially spring, I decided it was time for a fruity dessert this past weekend. Lemon Poppy Seed Bread was the perfect answer to my craving! Moist and light, this bread will help you turn a fresh leaf from winter to spring. 

Lemon Poppy Seed Bread from butterloveandcowboys.com

Lemon Poppy Seed Bread from butterloveandcowboys.com

Lemon Poppy Seed Bread from butterloveandcowboys.com

Lemon Poppy Seed Bread from butterloveandcowboys.com

It was a great break from all the chocolate-y treats I have been making lately.  During the winter months baked goods like a warm brownie or a fresh cookie comfort the soul.  Now that the sun is shining a little more and the temperatures have started to climb, however, I was ready for something a little lighter.

Lemon Poppy Seed Bread from butterloveandcowboys.com

Don’t get me wrong. I adore chocolate and crave it daily. Cookies and brownies have my full adoration as well. Moderation is a great thing though. Trying out new recipes is a great thing too! You wanna know what else is a great thing? Adding extra glaze to each piece of Lemon Poppy Seed Bread- that is truly a great thing.

Lemon Poppy Seed Bread from butterloveandcowboys.com

Another note about this bread is that My Cowboy and I like a little lemon in our lives, however we don’t love a really strong lemon flavor. So when I make treats with lemon, I don’t use fresh lemon juice because it is so strong. Now, if lemon flavor IS your thing and you DO love it strong, use fresh lemon juice instead of the bottled stuff. Generally I am a lover of strong flavors of all sorts, just not when it comes to lemon 🙂

Lemon Poppy Seed Bread from butterloveandcowboys.com

 

Lemon Poppy Seed Bread from butterloveandcowboys.com

Mmm mmm good!

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Recipe adapted from Mel’s Kitchen Cafe.

Lemon Poppy Seed Bread
Yields 2
A delicious, moist, and light Lemon Poppy Seed Bread
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3204 calories
596 g
399 g
78 g
42 g
12 g
1124 g
867 g
440 g
1 g
62 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
1124g
Yields
2
Amount Per Serving
Calories 3204
Calories from Fat 689
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 78g
120%
Saturated Fat 12g
59%
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 15g
Monounsaturated Fat 47g
Cholesterol 399mg
133%
Sodium 867mg
36%
Total Carbohydrates 596g
199%
Dietary Fiber 8g
31%
Sugars 440g
Protein 42g
Vitamin A
16%
Vitamin C
22%
Calcium
93%
Iron
34%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 3 cups flour
  2. 4 teaspoons baking powder
  3. 1/2 teaspoon salt
  4. 2 3/4 cups sugar
  5. 4 eggs
  6. 2 tablespoons poppy seeds
  7. 1/4 cup lemon juice
  8. 1 teaspoon vanilla
  9. 1/2 cup applesauce
  10. 1 1/2 cups plain Greek yogurt (can use regular yogurt as well)
  11. 1/2 cup vegetable oil
Lemon Glaze
  1. 2 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  2. 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  3. 1 teaspoon vanilla
  4. 1/3 cup milk or cream (if using cream, will need to add some milk as well)
Instructions
  1. 1. Preheat oven at 350 F.
  2. 2. In a medium bowl mix flour, baking powder, and salt.
  3. 3. In a large bowl combine sugar, eggs, poppy seeds, lemon juice, vanilla, applesauce, yogurt, and oil.
  4. 4. Carefully fold dry flour mixture into wet ingredients. Do not over mix.
  5. *5. Pour batter into two greased 8 1/2 inch by 4 1/2 inch pans.
  6. 6. Bake for 40-45 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Flip over onto cooling racks and cool ten minutes.
For the Glaze
  1. Measure powdered sugar into a medium sized bowl. Add the milk or cream and whisk. If you use cream, you will probably need to add milk to thin it out. I used cream for my glaze, and thinned it out a little with milk, but as you can see it is a bit thicker of a glaze. Just add the milk until it is the consistency you want. Add lemon juice and vanilla, then whisk until there are no lumps.
  2. Flip bread loaves onto serving plates and poke holes in the tops of the loaves with a toothpick. Spread half of the glaze evenly over the top of each loaf.
Notes
  1. *I don't have the correct size of loaf pans, so my loaves of bread were not as tall as they should be.
  2. Yields: 2 Loaves
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fat
78g
protein
42g
carbs
596g
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