This lemon roll recipe makes the ideal springtime snack. Let the good times rise, people!
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!
Lemonade, lemon cake, lemon squares... they're all so bright and cheerful that as soon as we get that little peek into springtime and warmer temperatures, I'm running to make my favorite lemon recipes.
These little rolls are like capturing sun's 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. If you like to pair other flavors with lemon, give it a try! Blueberry and strawberry jam would also do nicely, or even a little bit of lime zest for that extra citrus kick!
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.
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