An amazing sweet roll filled with strawberry jam and topped with blueberry cream cheese frosting.
Hi, it's Jenn, from Eat Cake For Dinner. Did you have a nice Memorial Day weekend? I had Monday off work and it was so nice. I grilled chicken, made lemonade and relaxed outside. I also made a few batches of these Strawberry Rolls.
For something to be totally delicious to me, it must be satisfying both in texture and flavor. These rolls totally hit the mark on both of those. I love using Rhodes products, because the texture is always spot-on for me. These rolls are so satisfying and super yummy.
I filled them with some of my Mom's homemade strawberry jam and topped them with a blueberry cream cheese frosting. I recently discovered you can buy a tub of blueberry cream cheese and I couldn't wait to try it. You should be able to find it at your local grocery store by the other flavored cream cheese. It only has a slight blueberry flavor, but it still tastes great. If you want a stronger blueberry flavor, try mixing in some freeze-dried blueberries that have been crushed into a powder, like I did with the frosting in this lemon cupcake recipe.
These pretty red, white and blue strawberry sweet rolls would be perfect to make for the 4th of July.
Let me show you how easy they are to make . . .
First, get all of your ingredients ready. You will need a thawed loaf of Rhodes White Bread, strawberry jam, cinnamon (optional), powdered sugar, butter, blueberry cream cheese, vanilla and a little salt.
Roll out the thawed loaf of white bread and spread strawberry jam over the top, leaving a slight border around the edge. If adding cinnamon, sprinkle it over the jam. I am a big fan of cinnamon and fruit together, so I like the added taste of cinnamon.
Roll up, making sure to lift up as you roll, or all the jam will push out. Some of it will anyways and it will be a little messy, but you can't tell once you smother them in icing. Cut into 8 even rolls. I like to use a string of dental floss to cut my rolls. This is what my Mom always did.
You slide the string under the roll and lift up both sides of the floss and cross in the center and you have a smooth sliced roll.
Allow Rolls to rise until doubled and then bake in a preheated oven until lightly golden. If you want a stronger strawberry flavor, you can always top with a little more strawberry jam after baking. Then, spread blueberry cream cheese frosting over the top of the slightly warm rolls. Garnish with strawberries and blueberries, if desired.
Strawberry Rolls With Blueberry Cream Cheese FrostingServings: 8 | Skills: Beginning | Prep Time: 20 min (not including thaw time) | Bake Time: 15-20 min
Strawberry Rolls With Blueberry Cream Cheese Frosting
1 loaf frozen Rhodes White Bread
1/3 c. strawberry jam
1/2 tsp. cinnamon, opt.
sliced strawberries, for garnish, opt.
blueberries, for garnish, opt.
Blueberry Cream Cheese Frosting
2 Tbl. unsalted butter
4 oz. blueberry cream cheese
1 1/4 c. powdered sugar
pinch of salt
1 tsp. vanilla extract
milk, only if needed
Place frozen loaf of bread into an 8x8-inch baking dish and cover with plastic wrap. Allow to thaw in the refrigerator overnight (or at least 8-10 hours).
In the morning, place thawed loaf of bread onto a lightly floured surface. Roll out into roughly a 14x6-inch rectangle. Spread jam over the dough, leaving a small border around the edge. If adding cinnamon, sprinkle it over the jam.
Starting with the long side, roll up as tightly as possible, lifting up as you roll, and pinch edge to seal. It will get a little messy, but that's okay. Cut dough into 8 even rolls. Place rolls into a greased 8x8-inch baking dish, cover with plastic wrap and allow to rise in a warm place until doubled in size.
Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from oven and allow to cool until slightly warm. Spread blueberry cream cheese frosting over slightly warm rolls.
For the Blueberry Cream Cheese Frosting: Using a hand mixer, mix butter and cream cheese until smooth. Add powdered sugar, salt and vanilla and mix until combined. If mixture it too thick, mix in a small amount of milk until it reaches desired consistency. I usually don't need to add any milk.
Garnish with strawberries and blueberries, if desired.