Strawberry bun with lemon cream cheese icing
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Love cinnamon buns ?! Meet her funny and fruity sister! These strawberry buns with lemon cream cheese frosting are the perfect homemade breakfast or brunch for the whole family!
Preparing fresh baked goods can be challenging and so intimidating that you do not even want to try it. These strawberry buns with lemon cream cheese frosting are not only simpler than you think, but also MUCH YUMMIER as a brand bought in the store! With the help of Fleischmanns® RapidRise® yeast, this delicious cinnamon roll comes together quickly and nothing tastes better than baking from scratch at home.
I'm always looking forward to sharing my recipes with friends and family, but my bottom-baked recipes are the ones I'm most proud of. I know I can trust Fleischmanns® Yeast with its long history of quality products to make all my baking adventures a success. These strawberry buns are perfect for a Sunday brunch with friends and family or for a special Christmas holiday. As an added bonus, the dough can be prepared prematurely to simplify the preparation.
What you need to make homemade strawberry buns
The kitchen utensils you need for these strawberry cinnamon buns are:
- A blender with hook or paddle attachment
- A 9 × 13-inch casserole dish: Alternatively, you can use two 8-inch round pans and insert 6 rolls each.
- Measuring cup and spoon: When baking it is very important that all ingredients are measured correctly. You do not only have to look for these strawberry rolls, you also have to measure everything!
- A small bowl: This is to mix the lemon cream cheese icing on the homemade rolls with.
- A rolling pin
- A sharp knife: This is for cutting the cinnamon buns. Another good trick is to use plain, non-flavored floss to get clean and crispy cuts for the homemade strawberry cinnamon buns.
- A thermometer (optional, but very helpful): It is very important to bring the water temperature to the right temperature for the yeast to react properly. More information can be found in the following tips and tricks!
The ingredients you need to make homemade strawberry buns are:
- Pad clips: Flour, sugar, powdered sugar, an egg that you all know normal guys.
- Fleischmann® RapidRise® yeastI love to use this yeast as the ascent time is fast and it is perfect for both novice and experienced yeast users. Baking at home with yeast may seem daunting at first, but this product makes life so much easier. In addition, home-made stuff is so much better than shop-bought stuff, so it's worth taking the time for this recipe for strawberry cinnamon buns!
- Strawberry jam: Store bought jam works well, or you can look at my homemade jam without pectin, which is ideal for these strawberry rolls!
- Fresh strawberries: I recommend not using frozen strawberries for these strawberry cinnamon rolls. Frozen strawberries hold more water and can cause the filling to become watery.
- lemon juice: Fresh or in bottles work well.
- cream cheese
Prepare strawberry buns
These strawberry buns can be quickly assembled into a delicious breakfast or brunch for friends or family. For this recipe, you should follow the instructions and tips on the Fleischmann® RapidRise® Yeast Pack. Of course I'll go into all the details below!
Prepare the strawberry cinnamon roll dough
Prepare strawberry filling
Roll strawberry rolls and slice
Baking the homemade strawberry buns
How to Make Lemon Cream Cheese Icing
This lemon cream cheese frosting is one of the simplest (and tastiest) frosting recipes you'll ever make. Actually, all you have to do for strawberry roll icing is to measure your ingredients, put them in a bowl and stir to combine. SO. DANG. SIMPLE! If you feel like it, you can use a hand mixer, but I really do not think it's necessary. I only use a whisk or a fork to really stir the cream cheese glaze to make sure no cream cheese or butter pieces remain. For this recipe I went with a splash of icing as shown. If you want to coat the entire roll, you'll need to double the lemon cream cheese glaze. You can also add more or less lemon juice than the recipe dictates if you're a total lemon head! Another way to improve the lemon flavor is to give the frosting a touch of lemon zest. This is not required, but gives a lot of flavor.
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Tips and tricks for homemade cinnamon rolls
Not too hot!
If you bake with yeast, you should always pay attention to the correct water temperature. If the water is too hot for you, kill the yeast and your strawberry roll will not rise. To avoid this heartbreaking situation, make sure your water is between 120-130 degrees F. I like to use a thermometer to get it right, so I can make sure my water is at the right temperature. If you do not have a thermometer, do not be afraid that you can still rock this recipe.
When touching the water, it should be warm and not hot. If you have to touch the water and pull your hand away, you need to let it cool or you're a yeast destroyer. The best comparison to the water temperature you want to achieve for maximum yeast efficiency is a whirlpool. Warm, but not burning, you know?
Not too old!
Another important point when baking with yeast is that the Fleischmann® RapidRise® yeast has not expired. Did you know that yeast is a living organism and that's what makes this strawberry bun dough ?! Pretty cool, if you think about it! To make sure that this cool organism can do its job effectively, you should make sure that the yeast is not over-aged or expired.
Storage of leftover homemade strawberry rolls
I love that I can make these strawberry buns on a Sunday and many days afterwards. For best results, remove the strawberry cinnamon buns from the baking dish and store in an airtight container. Stored in the fridge they stay fresh for up to 4 days. When done, you can take them out of the refrigerator cold or put them in the microwave for 15-30 seconds until they are warm. Be careful not to overheat the strawberry buns, as they may become choppy otherwise.
I hope you and your friends and family love these homemade strawberry buns! My favorite time to prepare these sandwiches is a Sunday brunch with the family or a holiday with friends. I am also an avid breakfast gal for dinner and these buns often appear.
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