Blueberry Cinnamon Rolls

Sweet blueberries are wrapped inside a tender dough.

INGREDIENTS

Dough

  • ¼ cup milk
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1 package dry yeast
  • ¼ cup warm water 105°-115°F
  • 2¼ cup all-purpose flour divided
  • 1 egg

Filling

  • 2 tablespoons butter softened
  • ¼ cup brown sugar firmly packed
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ cup blueberries fresh or frozen

Topping

  • 1 tablespoon butter melted

Glaze (optional)

  • 1 cup powdered sugar sifted
  • 2 tablespoons milk

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Combine ¼ cup milk, sugar, salt, and 3 tablespoons butter in a saucepan; heat until butter melts. Cool to 105°F—115°F. Dissolve yeast in warm water in a large mixing bowl; let stand 5 minutes.
  2. Stir in milk mixture, 1½ cups flour, and egg; beat at medium speed of an electric mixer until smooth. Stir in remaining ¾ cup flour.
  3. Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface, and knead until smooth and elastic (about 8 minutes).
  4. Place in a well-greased bowl, turning to grease top. Cover and let rise in a warm place (85°F), free from drafts, 1 hour (dough will not quite double in bulk).
  5. Punch dough down; turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface.
  6. Roll dough into a 12- x 8-inch rectangle; spread with 2 tablespoons butter. Combine brown sugar and cinnamon; sprinkle mixture over rectangle. Sprinkle with blueberries.
  7. Roll dough jellyroll fashion, starting at long side. Pinch seam to seal (do not seal ends). Cut roll into 1-inch slices; place slices, cut side down, in greased 8-inch square pan. Brush tops with 1 tablespoon melted butter. Using a fork, gently lift center of rolls to form a peak.
  8. Cover and let rise in a warm place, free from drafts, about 40 minutes (rolls will not double in bulk).
  9. Bake at 350°F for 35 minutes.
  10. If glaze is desired, combine powdered sugar and 2 tablespoons milk, stirring well. Drizzle over warm rolls.