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Thursday, October 31, 2013

Pioneering Today Cream Cheese Jelly Rolls

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written by Melissa K. Norris

Want to bake something nice for your neighbors? I know Christmas Eve Day is often as busy if not busier than Christmas Day for many folks. I make up two pans of my chocolate cinnamon rolls and deliver them to neighbors the day before Christmas Eve. That way they have breakfast already waiting the next morning. If the rolls aren’t all eaten the night before that is.
One of the beautiful things about yeast breads is the dough can be prepared the night before and store in the fridge. Pull it out the next morning, allow to come to room temperature and then bake. Either of these rolls are a wonderful treat for breakfast. Plus, you can spend the morning with family or in quiet time by yourself instead of kneading and mixing dough.

I came up this recipe when I was staring at the rows of homemade jams and jellies I’d preserved for the year. While I enjoy the fruit spreads on sandwiches, biscuits, waffles, and pancakes, I wanted to use them in some other form. These rolls were born.

On the hunt for low sugar jams and jellies? Try my Low Sugar No Pectin Strawberry Jam, Low Sugar No Pectin Cherry Jam, and Low Sugar Grape Vanilla Jelly to get you started.

Jelly/Jam Cream Rolls (From Pioneering Today-A Homemade Christmas by Melissa K. Norris)

1/2 cup warm water (120 degrees or lukewarm on your wrist)
1/2 cup warm milk
1 package yeast or 2 1/4 teaspoons
1 egg
1/2 cup soft butter
1/2 cup sugar
1 teaspoon salt
3 3/4 cup flour

2/3 cup jam
8 oz. cream cheese
3 tablespoons powdered sugar

4 Tablespoons melted butter
1 and ½ cups powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
3 Tablespoons milk

  • Pour warm water and milk over yeast in a glass, plastic, or wooden bowl. (Never use metal for bread. It doesn’t hold the heat and will kill your yeast) Let sit for 8 to 10 minutes until foamy. Add egg, butter, and sugar. Stir in salt and flour.
  • Knead for 6 to 8 minutes on a lightly floured surface. Dough should feel smooth, not sticky. If it’s sticky, keep adding small amounts of flour at a time until smooth.
  • Cover dough with a tea towel (traps warmth and helps dough to rise) and allow to rise for an hour in a draft free spot. I always put mine on the top of the fridge or your oven with just the oven light on works, too.
  • After dough has risen, roll out on a lightly floured surface into a rectangle approximately 18×14 inches.
  • Cream the sugar, softened cream cheese, and jam together. Spread over rolled out dough. Tightly roll up dough, just like a cinnamon roll. If some of the filling squeezes out, just scrape it out and drop it in the bottom of the pan. With a sharp knife, cut rolls and place in a large pan. You can also use dental floss or thread to cut the rolls. Put the thread under the roll, bring both ends around and to the top, cross over, and pull taut, slicing through the roll. Allow to rise for another hour.
  • Bake at 375 degrees for 15 to 20 minutes. Take out and let cool.
  • Mix frosting ingredients and spread over warm jam rolls.

About the author
Melissa K. Norris, author of Pioneering Today, creates new traditions from old-time customs, award-winning blogger, and radio show host. She teaches traditional bread making classes, canning, and heirloom gardening workshops. When she’s not writing, Melissa can be found digging in the garden, playing with flour and sugar, and inspiring her pioneer roots.
preserving a lost heritage for her readers. Melissa is a newspaper columnist,
Melissa found her own little house in the big woods in the Cascade Mountains of the Pacific Northwest with her husband and two children. Her books and articles are inspired by her family’s small herd of beef cattle, her amateur barrel racing days, and her forays into quilting and canning—without always reading the directions first. Connect with Melissa on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest for daily tips on implementing the best of the pioneer lifestyle into your modern life.


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