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Patriotic Berry Sweet Rolls

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These homemade sweet rolls are a fruity twist on cinnamon rolls. Filled with cream cheese, jam and berries.

Red, white, and blue sweet rolls for a patriotic morning! A twist on cinnamon rolls, these are filled with cream cheese and mixed berries for a summer treat. Great for patriotic parties and BBQs like Labor Day, Memorial Day, and 4th of July. Make them in advance for a quick and easy breakfast or brunch to start the holiday. They even work as a dessert! Vegetarian and kid friendly. Patriotic Berry Sweet Rolls | Three Olives Branch | www.threeolivesbranch.omSummer is full of patriotic holidays and events, and these Patriotic Berry Sweet Rolls are a great way to celebrate!

Red, white, and blue sweet rolls for a patriotic morning! A twist on cinnamon rolls, these are filled with cream cheese and mixed berries for a summer treat. Great for patriotic parties and BBQs like Labor Day, Memorial Day, and 4th of July. Make them in advance for a quick and easy breakfast or brunch to start the holiday. They even work as a dessert! Vegetarian and kid friendly. Patriotic Berry Sweet Rolls | Three Olives Branch | www.threeolivesbranch.omThis post contains affiliate links.

I associate the hot summer months with patriotic celebrating.  With summer being surrounded by Memorial Day and Labor Day with 4th of July in the middle, the theme tends to stick with me all summer.  And here in Colorado we get a true four seasons, so our summer is somewhat shorter than many other locations.  So I celebrate it while I can!

Red, white, and blue sweet rolls for a patriotic morning! A twist on cinnamon rolls, these are filled with cream cheese and mixed berries for a summer treat. Great for patriotic parties and BBQs like Labor Day, Memorial Day, and 4th of July. Make them in advance for a quick and easy breakfast or brunch to start the holiday. They even work as a dessert! Vegetarian and kid friendly. Patriotic Berry Sweet Rolls | Three Olives Branch | www.threeolivesbranch.omMy various cinnamon and sweet rolls are extremely popular in the family and are requested often!  I always make them for the holidays and typically make two different kinds.  They are the perfect special treat to start a holiday off with.  And what I love best is that these work wonderfully when you make them the day before.  This means you don’t have to get up insanely early to make the rolls plus breakfast is easy.  There is enough going on that day, so prepping what you can in advance is the way to go!

Red, white, and blue sweet rolls for a patriotic morning! A twist on cinnamon rolls, these are filled with cream cheese and mixed berries for a summer treat. Great for patriotic parties and BBQs like Labor Day, Memorial Day, and 4th of July. Make them in advance for a quick and easy breakfast or brunch to start the holiday. They even work as a dessert! Vegetarian and kid friendly. Patriotic Berry Sweet Rolls | Three Olives Branch | www.threeolivesbranch.omThese Patriotic Berry Sweet Rolls are topped with a bunch of fun sprinkles in red, white, and blue.  I have a lot of different colored sugar crystals which I used here, and I found these amazing star sprinkles online which are just PERFECT for these rolls and other desserts.  With the red jam and the blue fruits, you have the red, white, and blue theme throughout!

Red, white, and blue sweet rolls for a patriotic morning! A twist on cinnamon rolls, these are filled with cream cheese and mixed berries for a summer treat. Great for patriotic parties and BBQs like Labor Day, Memorial Day, and 4th of July. Make them in advance for a quick and easy breakfast or brunch to start the holiday. They even work as a dessert! Vegetarian and kid friendly. Patriotic Berry Sweet Rolls | Three Olives Branch | www.threeolivesbranch.omIf you have never made cinnamon or sweet rolls before, it can be a little intimidating.  I hesitated for the longest time before jumping in and trying them out.  How I wish I had tried them earlier!  They really are not too difficult to make and they taste absolutely amazing!  Now I make them all the time for events, birthdays, and holidays.

Red, white, and blue sweet rolls for a patriotic morning! A twist on cinnamon rolls, these are filled with cream cheese and mixed berries for a summer treat. Great for patriotic parties and BBQs like Labor Day, Memorial Day, and 4th of July. Make them in advance for a quick and easy breakfast or brunch to start the holiday. They even work as a dessert! Vegetarian and kid friendly. Patriotic Berry Sweet Rolls | Three Olives Branch | www.threeolivesbranch.om

Red, white, and blue sweet rolls for a patriotic morning! A twist on cinnamon rolls, these are filled with cream cheese and mixed berries for a summer treat. Great for patriotic parties and BBQs like Labor Day, Memorial Day, and 4th of July. Make them in advance for a quick and easy breakfast or brunch to start the holiday. They even work as a dessert! Vegetarian and kid friendly. Patriotic Berry Sweet Rolls | Three Olives Branch | www.threeolivesbranch.om

 

Patriotic Berry Sweet Rolls

These homemade sweet rolls are a fruity twist on cinnamon rolls. Filled with cream cheese, jam and berries.
5 from 2 votes
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Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Holiday, Summer, Vegetarian
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Rising Time: 2 hours 30 minutes
Total Time: 3 hours 30 minutes
Servings: 12 rolls
Calories: 252kcal

Ingredients

Dough

  • 1 package active dry yeast (1/4 oz, not instant yeast)
  • ½ cup warm water
  • ½ cup milk
  • ¼ cup sugar (plus more for dish)
  • cup unsalted butter melted (plus more for dish)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 large egg

Filling

Glaze and Decoration

Instructions

  • In a small bowl, dissolve yeast in 1/2 cup warm water as per package directions for the correct temperature to ensure that you keep your yeast alive (typically between 100-110F).
  • In another small bowl, combine the berries and cornstarch from the filling ingredients. If your berries are frozen, thaw and drain them first. Set aside.
  • If your milk is cold, briefly microwave until it is lukewarm.
  • In a large bowl, mix the milk, sugar, melted butter, salt, and egg. Add the yeast mixture and mix to combine.
  • Add in 2 cups of flour and mix until smooth. Add additional flour, 1/2 cup at a time, until the dough is easy to handle (the amount of flour that you need will vary).
  • Roll the dough out onto a lightly floured surface and knead for 5 to 10 minutes. It is done when it bounces back when you push on it, and you can pull it very thin to see light through it without it tearing a hole.
    Place the dough into a greased bowl (you can use 1-2 tsp of vegetable oil to coat the bowl you mixed everything in). Cover bowl with saran wrap and then a kitchen towel. Let sit until the dough has doubled in size, approximately 60-90 minutes.
  • When dough has doubled in size, punch it down. Then put it back on a floured surface and using a rolling pin, roll the dough into a rectangle approximately 15x9 inches.
  • Combine the filling's cream cheese, sugar, and vanilla extract in a small bowl. Spread the mixture over the dough in a thin layer. Depending on the exact size of your dough, you may need a little more to coat it all.
  • Spread the jam over the cream cheese. You want just enough to make a very thin layer so that you do not have too much filling. Sprinkle the cornstarch berries across the filling.
  • From the long edge, tightly roll the dough all the way to the other long edge and pinch dough together to seal. Try not to push the berries but rather slightly lift the dough over them as you roll to keep them in place.
  • Using a serrated knife, cut the log in half. Then cut each half into half again so that you have four equal pieces. Lining up two pieces at a time, cut each into three rolls so that you have a total of 12 rolls.
  • Coat the bottom of your 9x13" baking dish with some additional melted butter (approximately 1 Tbsp) and sugar to coat. Place the cinnamon roll slices close together (four rows of three) in the dish and let them rise until the dough has doubled again, approximately 45 minutes. (If you are making these the night before, once the rolls have doubled in size, cover them in plastic wrap and place them in the refrigerator. In the morning, pull them out to warm to room temperature before baking).
  • Preheat the oven to 350F. Once the rolls have doubled in size, place them in the oven and bake for about 30 minutes or until they are starting to brown.
  • While the rolls are baking, prepare the icing. Whisk the cream cheese in a stand mixer until creamy. Add the milk and whisk in until combined. Add in the powdered sugar and whisk until smooth. If you would like to add some peppermint extract in the glaze for a stronger flavor, do so now and combine. If the cream cheese is lumpy, you can heat this mixture at any point in a microwave safe bowl for 10 seconds at a time until smooth again.
  • When the rolls are done, let them cool slightly and then top with the icing. Finish with patriotic sprinkles. Serve warm.

Notes

I got the red, white, and blue star sprinkles here!  You can get the colored sugar sprinkles here!
These can easily be made in advance!
If making in advance, I recommend baking them completely. Sometimes when I refrigerate the rolls when still raw they deflate and never rise again.

Nutrition

Serving: 1roll | Calories: 252kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 54mg | Sodium: 324mg | Potassium: 76mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 27g | Vitamin A: 495IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 44mg | Iron: 1mg
By on June 29th, 2017

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9 thoughts on “Patriotic Berry Sweet Rolls”

  1. Hi! I’m going to make these this weekend. I was wondering about the purpose of scalding the milk as opposed to simply heating a lesser volume. Thank you!

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    • Hi Erica,
      Good question! The heating of the milk was a recommendation based on an old baking recipe I had, and also to make it not super cold where it would seize up the butters. I actually make this now by just slightly warming the correct amount of milk in the microwave and it works great. Had not gotten around to changing this one yet, but will go change it now!

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