If you got bored with cinnamon rolls or looking for fresh ideas, try these soft, puffy raspberry swirl rolls. They are terrific!!!
For the dough
- 1 cup milk
- 2/3 cup granulated sugar
- 2 packets active dry yeast (1 1/2 tbs)
- 100 g unsalted butter, softened
- 2 large eggs
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 4 1/4 to 4 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
For the filling
- 280 g frozen raspberries (not thawed)
- 1/4 cup plus 2 tbs sugar
- 1 tsp cornstarch
- Heat up the milk until it is lukewarm. Pour it into your electric mixer bowl, and add the sugar and yeast to it. Mix a little bit, then cover the bowl with a dish towel and let sit for about 5 minutes, until the mixture is frothy.
- With the mixer running, add in the softened butter, eggs and salt. Slowly begin adding in the flower until a soft dough forms (if the dough is too sticky, add a little more flour). Using the dough hook attachment, beat the dough on medium-high speed for about 10 minutes.
- Form the dough into a ball, place in a greased bowl, cover and let sit in a warm place for about 1 to 2 hours, until it doubles in size.
- Prepare your baking pan by lining it with parchment paper and buttering/spraying it with cooking spray. Once the dough has risen, turn it out onto a floured surface and roll it into a 25×60 cm rectangle.
- In a small bowl, mix together the frozen raspberries, sugar and cornstarch. Spread that over the dough and tightly roll it up.
- Using a sharp knife, cut the log into 16 equal sized slices (you will need to do this pretty fast, because the raspberries will start melting very quickly). Place the rolls into your prepared baking pans, cover them and let them rise in a warm place for another hour to two hours.
- Preheat your oven to 205°C and bake the rolls for about 25 minutes until they are beautifully golden brown and the juices are bubbling. Serve warm!
Recipe adopted from Food and wine.