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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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Cinnamon buns

A few weeks ago the ‘Cinnamon buns day’ was celebrated…well, actually it takes place in Sweden, but if we talk about a sweet treat, I´m in for the celebration for sure! 🙂 I think better late than never, so today I present you my cinnamon buns recipe here. It´s not a complicated one and besides waiting for the dough to rise, the rest does not take long.



Here we go!


For the dough:

25 gr of butter cut in pieces

225 gr of flour

1 beaten egg

1/2 teaspoon of salt

7 gr of dry yeast

125 ml of warm milk

For the filling:

55 gr of soft butter

2 teaspoons of cinnamon

50 gr of brown sugar



In a bowl, sift the flour with the salt and add the dry yeast, then add the butter and with your hands start mixing until everything is well combined. Then add the beaten egg and the warm milk. Knead adding more flour if necessary, make a ball with the dough, spread a bit of olive oil on top and cover with a cloth. Let the dough rise for 40 minutes in a warm place.



To make the filling, just mix the butter, the brown sugar and the cinnamon well until everything is fully integrated and you get something creamy.

If you like, you can add to the filling some raisins, cadamom or ginger to give a spicy touch.

PicMonkey Collage


When the dough has risen, strech it making it in a rectangular way and start forming the rolls: cut two long strips of dough leaving the top part uncut; twist the strips and then make a braid with the two of them. Now twist together forming a knot. Put it in the oven tray and put it in the preheated oven at 190º C for 20/30 minutes or until they get a gold brown color.


Done! you can sprinkle with pearl sugar or powder sugar on top, Enjoy! they are really delicious 🙂