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Monday, March 26, 2012

These were the bomb! I don't mean they bombed..I mean they WERE the bomb! So, so, so delicious that I don't even know how to describe them. You're just going to have to make them for yourself. *shaking head and walking away*

Raspberry Swirl Sweet Rolls

2 cups milk
2 eggs
¼ cup butter
2 teaspoons salt
2 packages yeast
½ cup sugar
6 cups flour

Melt milk and butter in microwave, together, until very warm…about 1 ½ minutes. Set aside. In mixing bowl, with dough hook attachment, combine 2 cups of flour, salt, yeast and sugar. Set mixer speed on low and add milk/butter mixture. Add eggs one at a time. Mix well. Add remaining 4 cups of flour and mix until well blended. Place mixed dough on floured counter and knead until smooth…adding more flour as you go to keep dough from sticking. Grease a large bowl and place kneaded dough in bowl. Spray dough with a shot of Pam. Cover with plastic wrap and let rise in a warm place until doubled…about 30 minutes.

Turn risen dough onto floured surface and cut in half. Roll each piece of dough out to a 9x13 rectangle.

Here's what you'll need for the dough.

Combine 2 cups of the flour, the yeast, 
sugar and salt in a mixing bowl.

Warm the milk and butter together 
until the butter is melted.

Pour the milk mixture into the mixing bowl.

Drop in the eggs then the rest of the flour.

Turn out onto a floured surface and knead until smooth. 
Put the dough into a large greased bowl and cover with plastic wrap until doubled....about 30 minutes or so.

I place my bowl on a heating pad.

Berry Mixture

1 12-ounce bag frozen, thawed raspberries, drained
2/3 - 3/4 cup sugar
1 tablespoon cornstarch

Combine in a medium sized bowl and set aside.

Turn risen dough onto floured surface and cut in half. Roll each piece of dough out to a 9x13 rectangle. Spread dough with half of the berry mixture.  Roll up from the long side and cut into 1” – 1 ½ “sections. Place in greased baking dish. Repeat with second half of dough. Scoop up any berry mixture that has seeped out and sprinkle on top of rolls. Let rolls rise for 30 minutes in a warm place. Bake rolls in a 350 degree oven for 25 minutes or until golden brown on top. Spread with frosting.

Here's the stuff for the berry filling.

Combine the ingredients into a bowl and stir.

Divide your dough in half and roll out to a 9 x 13 inch rectangle. Spread with half the berry mixture.

Then roll up from the long side. It's okay if 
some of the berry mixture oozes out...you know why???

Because you just scoop it up and plop it onto of the sliced dough. Slice the dough into 1-inch slices and place in a greased pan.

Let them rise until doubled....like this!! Then bake it up...

..until it looks all golden and irresistible.


½ stick butter
1 bag of powdered sugar

Whip butter in mixing bowl. Add powdered sugar. Add milk to achieve spreading consistency. Spread frosting on warm rolls.

This is the ingredients for the frosting....

Milk, powdered sugar and the butter.

Pour a little bit of the frosting over the fresh-out-of-the-oven rolls and let it ooze between all the cracks and crevices. Let them cool for about 30 minutes then spread with the rest of the frosting. Good, good, good!!!!