Monday, February 28, 2011

Blueberry Rolls!

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 :)

Blueberry Rolls

2 c. flour (I like bread flour)
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!


  1. She's at it again! That looks super yummy too...funny it seems we were on the same wave length today, well as far as blueberries anyway...I was dreaming about making blueberry jam and looking forward to fresh summer fruits and Farmer's Market. I do enjoy your posts and recipes!

  2. Hehe thanks! ^_^
    And that sounds like a delicious dream :P
    I cannot wait for the Farmer's Market either! Nothing compares to fresh, local produce.. Yay springtime! :)

  3. Yum, what a great idea! I love berries of any kind, and this sounds like a winner of a recipe.

  4. Oh, dear. It is staring right at me begging to be eaten! Great looking recipe, Megan!