These lemon swirl rolls make for a delicious spring-time snack. Let the good times rise!
Warmer days have arrived and spring has finally sprung.
I don't know what it's been like where you live, but here on the East coast, spring took its sweet ol' time getting here. Each time we'd get a warm day, a blustery cold day or even snow would be right on its heels to whisk away all our hopes of warmth and outside activities. But thankfully, happy days are here again!
When I think about warmer days and the flavors associated with them, lemon is the most prominent one that pops to mind. Nothing quiet says spring like that bright, vibrant, fresh scent and flavor of lemon. It practically screams sun!
These little rolls are like capturing those rays, spring's sprouting flowers, and all the things that winter's departure brings with it. Soft and tender rolls with a swirl of lemon curd through them, announcing the arrival of bright days ahead. A swirl of raspberry jam would go nicely inside as well but my three-year-old vetoed that suggestion.
But lemon and raspberries pair oh so nicely together, I just couldn't resist sneaking some into a few. It was as perfect as I imagined it would be.
This dough comes together easily, and after a little patience during rising, they're simply rolled up and sliced before their second rise. Open your windows, let the sun and fresh air in, then toss these little rolls in the oven and bake up a bit of spring's brightness.