Sunday, August 15, 2010

Blueberry White Chocolate Swirls with Lemon Glaze

I made these for a blogger recipe contest that BC Blueberries is hosting. And I made them just in time, as the deadline is tonight at 11:59ET! One of my favourite baked goods (and well, food in general) is cinnamon rolls, so I thought I'd try to make some variation on cinnamon rolls using blueberries.

I didn't use any spices, and instead have some vanilla in the dough, blueberries and white chocolate rolled up, and then it's all topped with a lemon glaze. These are definitely addictive and I'll have to give them away so I don't eat them all! We have some really amazing blueberries in BC and I need to get out to a local farm to buy a big box of them.

Edit: I forgot to mention how easy these are to make! No yeast, so no waiting for the dough to rise and no kneading. They're really quick to come together.

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Blueberry White Chocolate Swirls with Lemon Glaze

Makes 9 rolls

2 cups flour
1 tbsp sugar
1 tbsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
3/4 cup milk
1/4 cup oil
1 tsp vanilla
1 cup blueberries, washed and patted dry (or 1 cup frozen blueberries)
1/2 cup white chocolate chips
2 tbsp lemon juice
1 cup icing sugar

Preheat the oven to 350F. Butter an 8"x8" square pan.

Combine flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. In a separate bowl combine milk, oil and vanilla. Add the wet mixture to the dry, and stir just until the flour disappears and you have a nice dough.

Lightly flour a work surface. Roll out the dough to a 9"x14" rectangle. Sprinkle the white chocolate chips and blueberries, and gently press them into the dough. Starting from the long side, roll up the dough into a log. Cut it into 9 biscuits and place them in the prepared pan. Bake for 25-30 minutes, or until golden brown.

Meanwhile, prepare the lemon glaze by mixing together the lemon juice and icing sugar.

Once the rolls are done, invert them onto a plate, and drizzle the glaze over top. Serve while warm, but also good at room temperature.


Jane @ Sweet Basil Kitchen said...

What a novel idea...blueberry cinnamon rolls without the cinnamon! These are darling and completely unique. I hopeo you win the prize!

Jacqueline said...

Those look really amazing Ashley. I bet they were really appreciated :)

Johanna GGG said...

looks lovely - I love these sort of scrolls too but find it hard to motivate myself to bake them - one day....

Joanne said...

Blueberries and white chocolate are approximately a match made in heaven! Good luck with the contest, these are winners in my mind.

Anonymous said...

these look so very yummy! i need to make me some rolls- somehow i never have made rolls like this. i especially like the idea of a lemon glaze instead of a cream glaze. good stuff!

Helene said...

This is a winner by itself. What a great combo of white chocolate and blueberries. Hope you win.

Katrina said...

Mmm, those do look good. Love the white chocolate addition. We love cinnamon rolls here, too!

janet said...

Good luck with your contest. I love that blueberry season is among us! I am still working through some blueberries in my fridge so unique ideas like this are great. :)

Anonymous said...

This is a wonderful variation on cinnamon rolls. I've never thought of changing up the "roll." Good luck on the contest. These look fantastic!

Avanika [YumsiliciousBakes] said...

These swirls look delicious!! White chocolate sounds like a great addition :)

Mami said...

I would call that blueberries with a little bun! I looove that your are generous with the blueberries. They look so pretty and tempting!

I am glad I found your blog and look forward to following it in the future!!!!

Deborah said...

I've used crushed raspberries in my cinnamon rolls before, but never thought to use whole blueberries. They sure do look pretty!

grace said...

ashley, my goodness! these are amazing! blueberries and white chocolate don't get paired often enough, and you've done it in a fine fashion. really excellent work. :)

kimberleyblue said...

That sounds amazing. I love white chocolate and blueberry together. Cinnamon rolls are one of my favourite desserts as well; this is a good change!

Renee said...

Cinnamon rolls are in my top 5, so I'm definately interested to give these a try. Yumm.

Shirley said...

OMGG!! blueberries and white chocolate!!!!! Such a wonderful combination!! Thanks!

Amanda said...

These look amazing! I would never have thought to make these into a roll!

Dana said...

That sounds like a truly incredible combination! Wonderful job shaping those rolls!