Indulge in the bright and refreshing flavors of lemon with these soft, fluffy Lemon Sweet Rolls. Topped with a luscious citrus frosting, these rolls are the perfect balance of tangy and sweet. Whether enjoyed for breakfast or as a dessert, these rolls are sure to delight your taste buds.
For the dough:
3 and 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1 packet (2 and 1/4 teaspoons) active dry yeast
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup warm milk
1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted
2 large eggs
Zest of 2 lemons
For the filling:
1/4 cup unsalted butter, softened
1/2 cup granulated sugar
Juice of 2 lemons
For the frosting:
2 cups powdered sugar
3 tablespoons lemon juice
Zest of 1 lemon
📖 Let’s start baking:
1️⃣ In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour, sugar, yeast, and salt. Mix well.
2️⃣ In a separate bowl, whisk together the warm milk, melted butter, eggs, and lemon zest.
3️⃣ Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and mix until a soft dough forms.
4️⃣ Transfer the dough onto a floured surface and knead for about 5 minutes until smooth and elastic.
5️⃣ Place the dough in a greased bowl, cover with a clean kitchen towel, and let it rise in a warm place for about 1 hour, or until doubled in size.
6️⃣ Punch down the dough and roll it out into a large rectangle.
7️⃣ Spread the softened butter evenly over the dough. Sprinkle the granulated sugar over the butter, followed by the freshly squeezed lemon juice.
8️⃣ Starting from the long edge, tightly roll up the dough into a log.
9️⃣ Cut the log into slices, about 1 and 1/2 inches thick. Place the slices in a greased baking dish, leaving some space between them.
🔟 Cover the dish with a kitchen towel and let the rolls rise for another 30 minutes.
1️⃣1️⃣ Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C).
1️⃣2️⃣ Bake the rolls in the preheated oven for 20-25 minutes, or until they are golden brown and cooked through.
1️⃣3️⃣ While the rolls are baking, prepare the frosting by whisking together the powdered sugar, lemon juice, and lemon zest until smooth and creamy.
1️⃣4️⃣ Once the rolls are out of the oven, let them cool for a few minutes before generously spreading the citrus frosting over the top.
🍋🍞 Your Lemon Sweet Rolls are now ready to be enjoyed! Serve them warm and savor the delightful combination of soft, lemon-infused dough and creamy citrus frosting.
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✨🍋🍞✨ Get ready to elevate your breakfast or dessert experience with these irresistible Lemon Sweet Rolls. The zesty lemon flavor and fluffy texture will leave you craving more. Enjoy the perfect blend of tangy and sweet in every bite! ✨✨