Time: overnight let bread rise; Morning: 15 minutes preparation; 1 hour rising; 25 minutes baking
Makes 10 rolls
Music Selection: Wet, Wet, Wet – Love Is All Around
I made these delicious buns for Christmas morning – as they rise and bake while we open gifts. This week, based on a good referral from a friend (Maura), we watched “Love, Actually” as a family Christmas movie. Today is a day of love. Regardless of religion, Christmas is a time to celebrate inclusiveness and love – so from my home to you – “Love is All Around”.
1 loaf frozen bread dough
1/3 cup lemon curd (see alternative below if you cannot find lemon curd)
1 carton (about 1.5 cups) fresh blueberries (if you use frozen, you have to thaw them completely to room temperature)
Icing: 1 cup icing sugar plus 1 – 2 Tbsp lemon juice
**Alternative to lemon curd: Melt 3 Tbsp butter and brush on the rolled dough. Mix 1/3 cup sugar with zest from one lemon. Spread lemon sugar over buttered dough. Then follow rest of directions below.
The night before: Spray a bread loaf pan with oil. Place frozen bread dough in pan and cover for the night.
In the morning, preheat the oven to 200 deg F. Then turn off.
In the meantime, on a lightly floured surface, roll out the dough into a large rectangle (12 x 15 inches). If using lemon curd, spread it on evenly. (If using the alternative approach, brush butter then sprinkle lemon sugar). Sprinkle washed and dried blueberries on top, evenly.
Roll the dough from the long side to the long side. Cut into 10 equal pieces. Place in a buttered casserole pan or baking dish. Cover and let rise in oven (that is turned off but warm) for 1 hour.
Remove buns from oven.
Heat oven to 350 deg F. Remove cover from buns. When oven is at 350 deg F, bake buns for 22 – 25 minutes. Remove from heat and let cool for 10 minutes.
Mix the icing and lemon juice until smooth and drizzle over the buns!
Serve with breakfast sausages and soft eggs (of course)!