Lemon Cranberry Rolls


I absolutely adore cinnamon rolls. Pulling them apart bit by bit makes me feel like a kid again. Sometimes I need something lighter and not so intense. You have to admit, traditional cinnamon rolls are an intensely flavored and sweet confection. When I make cinnamon rolls some of the most common complaints are that people get a sugar rush, a carb coma and/or heartburn from the sweet treat. I wanted to make something light but just as delightful to pick apart with the fingers. Today I am going to share a simple recipe I created that has fresh flavor and a more mild sweetness for a light, delightful roll that can be enjoyed as dessert or even for breakfast!I am including this recipe in several forms for your convenience. You can make it using your scale with grams or ounces. You can even used a more traditional volume recipe!

 

Ingredients

Dough:
Lukewarm Water
Warm Milk (100º to 110º F)
Butter
Sugar
Instant Yeast
Salt
All Purpose Flour

Filling:
Sugar
All Purpose Flour
Apple, grated
Lemon juice
Chopped, dried Cranberries
Lemon Zest from two lemons

Equipment
Scale
Microwave Safe Container
Spoons
Pipettes

Recipe:

Recipe in Grams Dough:57 grams Lukewarm Water
227 grams Warm Milk (100º to 110º F)
22 grams Butter
22 grams Sugar
14 grams Instant Yeast
17 grams Salt
361 grams to 421 grams All Purpose Flour

Filling:
99 grams Sugar
21 grams All Purpose Flour
227 grams Apple, grated
14 grams Lemon juice
113 grams Chopped, dried Cranberries
Lemon Zest from two lemons

Recipe in Ounces Dough:2.01 oz Lukewarm Water
8.00 oz Warm Milk (100º to 110º F)
8.00 oz Butter
0.77 oz Sugar
0.49 oz Instant Yeast
0.59 oz Salt
12.73 oz to 14.85 oz All Purpose Flour

Filling:
3.49 oz Sugar
0.74 oz All Purpose Flour
8.00 oz Apple, grated
0.49 oz Lemon juice
3.98 oz Chopped, dried Cranberries
Lemon Zest from two lemons

Recipe in Volume Dough:1/4 cups Lukewarm Water
1 cup Warm Milk (100º to 110º F)
4 1/2 tsp Butter
1 Tbl Sugar
3 3/4 tsp Instant Yeast
1 1/2 tsp Salt
3 to 3 1/2 cups All Purpose Flour

Filling:
1/2 cup Sugar
3 Tbl All Purpose Flour
2 cups Apple, grated
2 tsp Lemon juice
1 cup Chopped, dried Cranberries
Lemon Zest from two lemons

1) Combine the water, milk, butter, sugar, salt and yeast in a large bowl, or the bowl of your stand mixer. Stir well and let sit for 6 to 8 minutes, or until you see the yeast begin to foam.

2) Add 5 cups of flour and mix by hand or with the paddle attachment until the dough forms a rough, shaggy mass. The dough will not form a ball at this point, but will be just shy of coming together.

3) Add flour, 1/2 cup at a time and blend with the dough hook until a smooth ball begins to form. Knead by hand for about 10 minutes, or by machine for 4 to 5 minutes until a soft, smooth ball of dough is formed. The dough should feel elastic and slightly tacky to the touch.

4) Lightly spray your work bowl with cooking spray and place the dough in the bowl. Spritz the top of the dough with spray as well and cover lightly with plastic wrap or a shower cap. Let rise for 1 hour at room temperature or until the dough is full and puffy. You will know when the dough is ready because you can poke the dough with two fingers and the indentation will stay.

5) To make the filling: Combine the sugar, flour, and lemon peel. Toss the apples with the lemon juice; combine them with the sugar mixture. Add cranberries. Preheat the oven to 350°F.

6) Gently deflate the dough and pat out to a rough rectangle about 12 inches by 16 inches. Spread with the filling. Starting with a long side, roll the dough into a log and seal the edge.

7) Place the rolls in an 8×8 pan lined with parchment Allow to rise for an hour.

8) Bake the buns for 25 to 30 minutes, until lightly browned.

9) Remove the buns from the oven. Cool for 10 minutes and enjoy!
Taylor

Finished Rolls. Yummy!

Finished Rolls. Yummy!

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Adding Warm Milk

Adding Warm Milk

Mixture after being allowed to sit

Mixture after being allowed to sit

Adding Yeast

Adding Yeast

Adding Flour

Adding Flour

Mixing Dough

Mixing Dough

Collecting Ingredients for filling

Collecting Ingredients for filling

Mixed Filling

Mixed Filling

Dough ready to roll out

Dough ready to roll out

Dough rolled out

Dough rolled out

Spreading Filling on top

Spreading Filling on top

Rolling dough to form a log

Rolling dough to form a log

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About Taylor

I’m a twenty something happy, animal loving, curious experimenter. I love reaching back into history and trying old recipes for cosmetics or foods. I’m constantly asking “Why?” My curiosity has me trying new things. I love taking walks with my dog as well as staying at home to cuddle with the dog and my cats. Some of my favorite scents include Hinoki Wood, Rose Garden, Jasmine and Gladiator.

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