Lemon White Chocolate Rolls
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Recipe type: Sweet Rolls
Serves: 32
  • 2 cups milk
  • 4 cups all-purpose flour (plus ¼ cup, separated)
  • ½ cup vegetable oil
  • ½ cup white sugar
  • 1 tbsp active dry yeast
  • ½ heaping tsp baking powder
  • ½ scant tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, melted
  • about 1 cup lemon cake mix
  • 6 oz (6 blocks) Baker's white chocolate, chopped
  • {for the glaze}: zest of 1 lemon, juice of half 1 lemon, powdered sugar and water as needed
  1. In a large pot, combine the milk, oil, and sugar, and heat until the milk is just about to boil. Let the mixture cool to room temperature, and sprinkle the yeast on top.
  2. Mix in the 4 cups of flour, and let rise for at least one hour.
  3. After that, add in the remaining flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt, and mix well. Cover with a tea towel, and let rise for at least 3 hours {I just let it go overnight!}.
  4. When ready, preheat the oven to 100F. Prepare a few pans by lining the bottoms with parchment paper and buttering them. Set aside.
  5. Flour your workspace generously, and place about half of your dough onto it. Flour a rolling pin, and roll your dough out into a rough rectangle... you want it much longer than wider!
  6. Spread your dough with about half of your butter, getting all the way to the edges. Sprinkle on some cake mix, followed by some chocolate.
  7. Roll up your dough, cut slices about 1½ inches thick, and place them in your prepared pans. Aim for 7-8 per pan, leaving room in-between. Repeat with the remaining dough.
  8. Let your pans rest for 15-20 minutes in your 100F oven, spraying the tops with water if needed! It will help the dough get extra puffy.
  9. Remove the pans from the oven and turn the oven up to 375F.
  10. When heated, bake your rolls for 15-18 minutes, until the tops are lightly golden. Remove from oven.
  11. While they cool, mix up the lemon zest and juice in a small bowl. Add in powdered sugar a little at a time until you reach desired consistency. Taste it! If it's too sour, dilute with a little bit of water, then add in more sugar to thicken it back up.
  12. Drizzle the glaze on top of your rolls and serve!
Recipe by The Baking Fairy at https://www.thebakingfairy.net/2013/02/lemon-white-chocolate-rolls/