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Lemon rolls

I love the cinnamon rolls, you can see two of my old recipes here and here, but this time I wanted to give them a different touch by replacing cinnamon with lemon. The recipe goes like this:

Ingredients for the dough:

2 spoons of butter

225 gr of flour

Half a teaspoon of salt

1 sachet of yeast powder

1 beaten egg

125 ml of warm milk

Ingredients for the filling:

60 gr of butter

150 gr of sugar

vanilla extract

the zest of two lemons

Ingredients for the frosting:

250 gr of cream cheese

4 tablespoons powdered sugar

the juice of two lemons

First prepare the dough: sift the flour and salt, add the yeast and mix everything well together with the butter helping you by the hands, then add the warm milk and the egg; continue kneading until you get a soft and elastic dough.

Leave the dough in a bowl for at least 40 minutes, in a warm place and covered with a clean cloth so it can double its volume.

After time, knead again for a minute and start stretching the dough on the work table with the help of a roller pin.

For the filling, mix the butter well at room temperature with sugar, vanilla and lemon zest.

Then roll the dough on the table, try to make a rectangular and thin shape, spread the filling well over the whole surface of the dough and roll the dough on itself, you will get a large roll, cut with a knife as seen in the image above.

Place the rolls in a greased pan lined with baking paper (I put it in a 18cm mold) and bake at 190º for 20-25 minutes.

Let cool for a few minutes while you prepare the frosting. Mix well the cream cheese that will be at room temperature, with the powdered sugar, add the lemon juice and continue mixing until everything is well integrated. Pour the cream over the rolls as an accompaniment.


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Light donuts with orange juice and cinnamon

 Hi everybody!!
Today I would like to share a simple recipe for the time we feel like eating something sweet, but in a healthy way and almost without sugar. Light donuts with orange juice and cinnamon. Here we go!
– Orange juice (two squeezed oranges)
– Half a glass of olive oil
– Half a glass (or less) of brown sugar
Half a glass of milk or soy (I used soy in this case)
– A tablespoon of sweetener 
– A tablespoon of sodium bicarbonate
– Lemon zest
– Grated ginger
– Ground cinnamon
– Half a kilo of flour
Mix well all the ingredients. Start to add more flour if needed (when we see that the dough is difficult to handle).
To make the shape of the rolls: take a piece of the dough and make a ball with your hands, after that with your index finger, make a hole in the middle of the ball.
When all of them are ready on the oven tray, place them in the oven during 30 minutes 180ºC.

 Normally, this rolls or donuts are fried, but I think this one is a healthy alternative and they taste great!

I hope you try this at home!! See you soon!

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