Oh boy did I fall in love 😀
I never thought that something like this would happen. You know as you get older and you’ve experienced many different things and tasted many different things, you tend to think that you know what you like and what you don’t like. You feel like you know what’s good and what’s not, there’s not much that can surprise you…at least this is what I thought but no. No no no, I was wrong. So incredibly wrong. I thought I knew what I liked but then these sweet heaven rolls came along.
And I was whirl winded into sweet lemony bliss 🙂
Perfectly zesty, literally lip smacking deliciousness. I never knew how good vanilla and lemon go together! It’s like a match made in heaven. And all rolled up in a beautifully fluffy and soft, buttery rich, dough and finished with a tangy lemon cream cheese glaze. It’s a dream I tell you. A big, sweet pillowy dream.
I don’t know why it took me so long to make these rolls but I’m so glad I finally did! Let me stop stalling and get started with these tasty vanilla lemon pillows.
I started by using my favourite quick and fail proof cinnamon roll dough, I needed something ‘like right now’ so I didn’t have the patience to wait for 2 rises and went from there. As the dough was resting, I made the filling.
Oh sweet heaven vanilla lemon *ha I’m a poet 😂* sugar! This filling has the most amazing smell that you’ll smell in the entire universe. I’m not kidding, I went round the whole family making them all smell it and even contemplated making some sort of potpourri (yes!) and wondered why there aren’t any candles that smell like this.
Okay please excuse my weirdness. Back to the lemon rolls, after the filling was done, honestly don’t leave out the vanilla, beans, paste or extract just make sure it’s there because it complements the lemon so well, I rolled out the dough as normal and smeared some butter all across it. Butter, vanilla and lemon, you just know from now how insane this is going to be.
Continue making the rolls, sprinkle the filling, rolling and slicing and let them rise in a warm oven. This is my favourite cheat for speeding up rising doughs.
Cook em up, slather em with a silky, lemony glaze and be prepared to be taken away on a rainbow to the clouds and sleeping in the sunlight.
Because that’s exactly what these rolls are, sunshine in a sweet roll 💛
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