🍓 Strawberry Cinnamon Rolls with Lemon Cream Cheese Glaze Recipe 🍋

This delicious take on classic cinnamon rolls is served with a lemon cream cheese glaze and strawberry filling. These rolls are ideal for a special breakfast or brunch since they are stuffed with sweet strawberries and covered in a tart lemon cream cheese sauce. They are going to become a favorite treat because of the tempting flavor combination. 🍓🍋

Ingredients

For the Dough:

  • 3 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 packet (2 1/4 teaspoons) instant yeast
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 large egg

For the Filling:

  • 1 cup fresh strawberries, finely chopped
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened

For the Lemon Cream Cheese Glaze:

  • 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions

Preparing the Dough:

  1. Combine Dry Ingredients: In a large bowl, mix 2 1/4 cups of the flour, sugar, yeast, and salt.
  2. Heat Wet Ingredients: In a small saucepan, heat the milk, butter, and water until warm (120-130°F or 50-55°C). The butter does not need to melt completely.
  3. Mix the Dough: Add the warm milk mixture to the dry ingredients, followed by the egg. Beat on medium speed for 2 minutes, then gradually add the remaining flour until the dough is soft and slightly sticky.
  4. Knead the Dough: Turn the dough onto a lightly floured surface and knead for about 5 minutes, until smooth and elastic. Place the dough in a greased bowl, cover with a clean cloth, and let it rise in a warm place until doubled in size, about 1 hour.

Preparing the Filling:

  1. Mix Filling Ingredients: In a small bowl, combine the chopped strawberries, sugar, and cinnamon.

Assembling the Rolls:

  1. Roll Out the Dough: Punch down the risen dough and roll it out on a lightly floured surface into a 15×9-inch rectangle.
  2. Spread the Filling: Spread the softened butter over the dough, then evenly sprinkle the strawberry mixture on top.
  3. Roll and Cut the Dough: Starting from the long side, tightly roll up the dough into a log. Cut into 12 equal pieces and place them in a greased 9×13-inch baking dish.
  4. Second Rise: Cover the rolls with a clean cloth and let them rise for another 30-45 minutes, until doubled in size.

Baking the Rolls:

  1. Preheat the Oven: Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C).
  2. Bake: Bake the rolls for 25-30 minutes, or until golden brown and cooked through. Allow them to cool slightly.

Preparing the Lemon Cream Cheese Glaze:

  1. Mix the Glaze: In a medium bowl, beat the cream cheese and butter until smooth. Gradually add the powdered sugar, lemon juice, lemon zest, and vanilla extract, beating until the glaze is smooth and creamy.

Serving:

  1. Glaze the Rolls: Spread the lemon cream cheese glaze over the warm strawberry cinnamon rolls.
  2. Serve: Enjoy these delicious rolls warm as a perfect breakfast or brunch treat.

The wonderful delicacy known as Strawberry Cinnamon Rolls with Lemon Cream Cheese Glaze combines the sweet taste of strawberries with the zesty flavor of lemon. These rolls are ideal for enjoying as a tasty handmade treat or for any special occasion. Savor each and every mouthful of these tasty and filling buns! 🍓🍋