Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Lemon Pull Apart Rolls

I was fascinated after seeing this recipe and bookmarked it to try. I finally got to making it last week and we were very impressed with the simplicity of the recipe and the fabulous results, so much so it even motivated me to get out of my blogging slumber and post this :)

You could use your favorite dinner roll recipe and make it from scratch but I took the easy way out and used the frozen dinner rolls (Rhodes brand) that I purchased from the supermarket.  I also tweaked the original recipe a bit to reduce the butter & sugar used.


Frozen Dinner rolls, thawed but still cold - 20
Lemon zest  - from 2 whole lemons, be careful to get just the yellow skin and not the white pith
Sugar - 1/2 cup (can reduce to 1/3 cup, if you don't have a sweet tooth)
Butter - 1 to 2 tbsp melted

Glaze: Powdered Sugar - half cup
Butter melted - 1 tbsp
Fresh Lemon juice  - 2 tbsp

1) Mix lemon zest with sugar in a small bowl. Spray a 9x13 baking pan with oil.
2) Cut each roll in half and place on the baking pan, close to each other but with some space (once they rise they will touch each other) Brush the rolls with the melted butter. 
3) Sprinkle half of the sugar-lemon zest mixture over the buttered rolls. Cover with plastic wrap and let it rise in a warm place until doubled in size. 
4) Remove the plastic wrap and sprinkle the remaining half of the sugar mixture evenly over the rolls.
5) Bake in a pre-heated oven at 350 °F for 20 to 25 mins (or till baked through and golden) Remove immediately from pan and place on a cooling rack. 
6) In a small bowl combine the ingredients for the glaze and mix well till smooth... drizzle over the rolls once they cool a bit.