Messy, but yummy!
Blueberries are one of my my most favorite fruits - they are just so good in smoothies, crisps, pie, or with yogurt.
But today, I was wanting to bake cinnamon rolls. Alas, we are out of cinnamon. The horror! However, upon opening the fridge, I spy a lonely little carton of blueberries.
And thus blueberry rolls were born! Well, I know that they aren't exactly a new recipe...But hey, let me delude myself into thinking I invented these babies. They really are that good. It makes about six huge rolls. I ate 2! Yes 2! Shhhh... No one has to know! I made them with a plain pink glaze, just powdered sugar, half&half, and some red food coloring :D They turn out messy, but cute! If you love cinnamon rolls and blueberries, I've got just the recipe for ya :)
2/3 c. brown sugar
1/3 c. margarine/butter
1-2 c. blueberries
1 package active dry yeast
1 c. warm water
1 tsp. salt
3 c. powdered sugar
half&half or milk for icing
red food coloring for icing
cooking spray or oil for pan
white sugar for yeast
In a small bowl, add 1 c. not-yet-hot but not lukewarm water with package of yeast, and sprinkle with a pinch or two of white sugar. Wait for yeast to bubble and froth at the surface.
Meanwhile, in a large bowl combine flour, 1/3 c. brown sugar, 1/2 tsp salt,
and 1/3 c. margarine. Once yeast bubbles, add to flour mixture. Add more flour if necessary. Knead dough 2-3 minutes. Return to bowl, cover with a hot damp cloth, and allow to rise until doubled in size, roughly 20 minutes.
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
In a small microwaveable bowl, combine blueberries, 1/3 c. brown sugar, and 1/4 tsp. salt. Heat in microwave for 30-60 seconds until sugar melts and forms a sauce with the blueberries.
When dough has risen, roll out on floured surface into rectangular shape, and cover in blueberries.
Roll from the top down toward you, like a burrito. Cut into 2-3 inch rolls.
Grease a cake or pie pan. Arrange rolls into pan.
Bake for 20-40 minutes, until golden but not brown.
While rolls are slightly cooling, we can make the frosting.
In a small-medium bowl, combine powdered sugar, 1/4 tsp salt, and 1-2 drops red food coloring. Slowly add enough half&half until mixture forms a frosting or glaze - whichever you prefer.
Frost the rolls. Serve warm, and enjoy!