Green Cherry Sweet Rolls
Christmas Cookie Extravaganza – 2021
Green Cherry Sweet Rolls were my faves this year. Truly. These amazing sweet rolls were so mouthwateringly good that I would have eaten all of them if I could. Fortunately, my brain returned to sanity and my husband and I split one. Then I gave the rest of them out to neighbors up and down our street and even backyard neighbors!
Paradise Fruit Company sent me a lot of different candied fruits to use in recipes. I received two containers of Candied Green Cherries. I used one of them in my Green Cherry Cookies. I used the other container in these drool-worthy sweet rolls. And drool-worthy they were! I used almond flavoring in the filling and the icing to bump up the flavors and boy, these were so, so good.
I started with a half batch of one of my favorite bread/rolls recipes. It’s a little sweeter almost like Hawaiian rolls. Then I added a filling (without cinnamon) and finally I made the icing the vintage way my mom used to make it. She boiled her powdered sugar icing before adding it to cinnamon rolls. I don’t know if anyone still does that anymore. Mom always said it would boil out the excess starch. One of these days I’m going to have to get around to making her delicious cinnamon rolls. It’s been decades since I’ve made them and time to dig out that great recipe.
I can’t recommend Green Cherry Sweet Rolls enough for this holiday season. Certainly I recommend it for Christmas or New Year’s Day. But if you’re home any time during the holidays, this is a great recipe to crank out for your family. They’re good the next day too. If you want to drool over breakfast, this is the recipe that will do it!
Green Cherry Sweet Rolls were so good, I could have eaten ALL of them. No kidding. 🙂
These are terrific for holiday breakfasts.
Cherries are wonderful in sweet rolls.
These delectable sweet rolls will wow your family and friends.
Here’s what I did.
I used these ingredients for the sweet roll.
Place sugar in a mixing bowl.
Over low to medium heat, melt butter with milk.
Add melted butter mixture to sugar in mixing bowl.
Stir to combine and allow mixture to cool slightly.
Add beaten eggs to cooled butter mixture. Stir to combine.
Add one cup of bread flour (NOT all-purpose flour).
Stir to combine.
Dissolve yeast in very warm water.
Add yeast to flour mixture in bowl.
Stir to combine.
Add remaining bread flour one cup at a time stirring after each addition.
Sprinkle a bread board generously with flour. Place bread dough on top of board.
Knead the bread dough about 10-15 minutes, continually working in more bread flour, so the dough doesn’t stick to the bread board. Knead until the dough is smooth and elastic.
Place the bread dough into a bowl over top of very hot water (covered with a tea towel) and allow to rise about 20 minutes. Punch down dough.
Roll dough out into a rectangle.
I used these ingredients for the filling.
Melt butter. Add packed brown sugar and almond extract.
Stir to combine.
Spread brown sugar mixture over top of sweet roll dough. Try to spread evenly almost to the edge.
Chop green cherries in fourths. Sprinkle evenly over top of the brown sugar mixture.
Roll up jelly roll fashion. Cut the dough in two-inch slices. Place cut-side-up in a greased baking dish or cast iron skillet. Cover with tea towel and place in a warm place to rise about an hour. (I usually heat my oven to 100 degrees then turn off oven. I allow the bread to rise in the warmed oven. If the oven cools too much, I’ll heat it again up to 100 degrees until the sweet rolls have been raising about an hour).
Bake at 350 degrees for about 15-20 minutes or until lightly browned.
To make icing: Combine icing ingredients in a small saucepan over low to medium heat. Continue whisking until mixture comes to a boil. Boil over low heat for about 3-5 minutes.
Pour hot icing as evenly over top of sweet rolls as possible.
Allow icing to set and harden before serving.
These monster-sized sweet rolls will knock your socks off!
If you enjoy sweets for breakfast, Green Cherry Sweet Rolls are the best you can get!
Green Cherries and almond extract make up some of the BEST sweet rolls ever!
Our neighbors loved these sweet rolls. We kept hearing back from them about how much they enjoyed these luscious treats.
Here’s the recipe.
GREEN CHERRY SWEET ROLLS
(My own concoction)
Mom always used to boil her powdered sugar icing before pouring over top of cinnamon rolls, so that’s what I’ve done here.
Drool, baby, drool!
Green Cherry Sweet Rolls are perfect for holiday baking.
Oh my! Let’s eat.