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Lemon Sweet Rolls

Fluffy & soft lemon sweet rolls covered in a simple lemon cream cheese frosting. These rolls use my quick sweet roll dough – only 1 rise!


2 and 3/4 cups (345g) all-purpose flour (spoon & leveled)
3 Tablespoons (45g) granulated sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1 package Red Star Platinum yeast or any instant yeast (1 packet = 2 and 1/4 teaspoons)*
1/2 cup (120ml) water
1/4 cup (60ml) milk*
2 and 1/2 Tablespoons (40g) unsalted butter
1 large egg

1/4 cup (60g) unsalted butter, softened to room temperature
3/4 cup (150g) granulated sugar
zest of 2 medium lemons*
seeds scraped from 1/2 of a vanilla bean (or 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract)

Cream Cheese Frosting
4 ounces (112g) cream cheese, softened to room temperature
1 cup (120g) confectioners’ sugar
juice of two medium lemons*
optional: extra lemon zest for garnish

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