I usually only make semi-homemade food to save time and effort, so it is rare for me to make something completely from scratch. But around the holidays I get cravings for all the homemade baked goods. I made these mixed berry sweet rolls recipe over Thanksgiving weekend to share with my family and they were so delicious, completely homemade, and really simple.
The roll itself is light and fluffy and so tasty. The dough is easy to whip up, and only takes time because it has to rise. It uses ingredients I already had on hand and is the perfect versatile recipe that can be used for dinner rolls or breadsticks too!
Adapted from It’s Always Autumn
- 1 C warm water
- 3 tsp yeast
- 2 Tbsp softened butter or margarine
- 1 egg
- 3 1/4 C white flour
- 1/4 C sugar
- 1 tsp salt
- 3/4 C berry preserves
- 1/4 C softened butter or margarine
- 1/2 C softened butter or margarine
- 2 oz softened cream cheese
- 1/2 tsp vanilla
- 3 C powdered sugar
- 5 Tbsp milk
- 1 tsp berry preserves
Combine roll ingredients in a bowl and mix on low using dough hook for about 5 minutes. Turn dough out on lightly floured surface and knead 2-3 times. Pat into ball shape and cover with a towel to rise for 1-1.5 hours.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Roll dough on floured surface to a 12×18 inch rectangle. Mix filling ingredients together and spread across the dough. Roll into a log and divide into twelve rolls for a 9×13 pan. Place rolls in greased pan and let rise another 20-30 minutes. Bake for 20-25 minutes until slightly golden.
Let cool for 15 minutes. Mix all frosting ingredients together and spread on top.