These quick sweet rolls are great served with breakfast or beside a cup of tea or coffee later in the day. The rolls take about 30 minutes from mixing bowl to oven. The top center of each roll is filled with a spoon of jelly or jam. The rolls are drizzled with a powdered sugar glaze as soon as the4y come from the oven.
The sign of a good recipe is how well your family enjoys it. This one passed with flying colors. He who works had three in one sitting. Then he asked if I had plenty of supplies to make another batch.
Sweet rolls are traditional for breakfasts and brunches. They are often served late in the afternoon along with coffee or tea or when unexpected company calls.
This recipe will make 8 rolls each about 2 1/2 inches in diameter.
Quick Sweet Rolls
- 2 cups of all purpose flour
- 2 teaspoon of baking powder
- 3/4 teaspoon of salt
- 2 tablespoons of sugar
- 4 tablespoons of butter or margarine
- 3/4 cup os milk
- 1 egg
- 1/4 cup or so of Jelly or jam
- 2/3 cup powdered sugar
- 1 tablespoon of water
Heat the oven to 425 degrees F and lightly grease a sheet cake pan.
Measure the flour, baking powder, salt and 2 tablespoons of sugar into a mixing bowl. Mix to blend. Drop in the butter and using a pastry blender work the butter into the dry ingredients until it looks like course crumbs.
Pour the cold milk into a measuring cup and add the egg. Beat lightly with a fork and pour into the dry ingredients. Mix well with a mixing spoon and then beat by hand 20 strokes. Using a large spoon or 1/4 cup measuring cup drop portions of the dough onto the prepared pan. There should be 8 mound of dough.
Fill a small glass with water. Use the teaspoon from your measuring spoon set and dip in water then press the back side of it into the center of each mound of dough to make an indentation for the jelly. Fill each depression with a spoon of jelly or jam.
Bake the rolls at 425 degree F for 15 minutes.
While the rolls are baking prepare the glaze. Mix the 2/3 cup powdered sugar with a few drops of vanilla and the tablespoon of water. Stir until smooth. As soon as the rolls are removed from the oven drizzle the glaze over each.
Allow the rolls to cool before serving. The jelly or jam will be very hot.
If you have no butter or margarine you can use cooking oil but the texture will not be the same.
Other fillings can be used. Lemon curd, berry pie filling, nuts and spice, chocolate chip, cheese or almost anything you can think of.
Nuts can be sprinkled on top of the rolls as soon as the glaze is drizzled on so they will cling to the rolls.
Ground or chopped nuts could be mixed into the dough.
The same dough can be poured into a 13x10x2 inch baking pan and a tablespoon used to make 8 dents in the top of the dough. Fill with pie filling or stewed fruit and bake at 425 degree F if a metal pan, 400 degree F if glass, and drizzle with glaze. Cut apart into 8 squares to serve.