Sweet Roll Ring

Sweet Roll Ring

Although cinnamon rolls are fun and delicious, I have always wanted to go to the next level and make one of these pretty rings.  Basically, they are cinnamon rolls that haven’t been cut apart and placed separately in a pan.  You roll them up, seal them into a ring and then cut each roll part way through and twist it into a pretty flower shape.

Sweet Roll Ring
The interesting thing about this recipe is that it actually tastes and smells like some of the old fashioned sweet rolls you can buy from a bakery.  I think it’s the addition of the lemon peel in the dough.  The ring didn’t last 24 hours in my house.Sweet Roll Ring
Sweet Roll Ring
  • 2 Tbsp yeast
  • ⅓ cup water
  • 1 cup milk
  • ¼ cup butter
  • ⅓ cup sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 eggs, slightly beaten
  • 1 tsp grated lemon rind
  • 5 cups flour
  • filling:
  • ¼ cup butter, melted
  • ⅓ cup brown sugar
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ½ cup raisins
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • frosting
  • 2 Tbsp butter, softened
  • 2 cups confectioner's sugar
  • ½ tsp vanilla
  • 2 Tbsp water (may need more to get desired consistency)
  1. In a microwave safe bowl, combine the water, milk and butter.
  2. Heat until butter is almost completely melted.
  3. Stir until butter dissolves.
  4. In a mixing bowl, combine the sugar, salt, eggs, lemon rind and milk mixture.
  5. Add the yeast and let it bubble.
  6. Mix in the flour to make a soft dough.
  7. Knead gently until smooth.
  8. Cover and let rise until double (about 1 hour).
  9. Punch down dough and roll out to a large rectangle.
  10. Spread with melted butter and sprinkle on combined filling ingredients.
  11. Roll up like a jelly roll and place on a greased baking sheet.
  12. Arrange in a ring and seal ends together.
  13. Every two inches, cut three-quarters of the way through the ring and twist the sections over on their sides to that they are flat on the pan.
  14. Cover and let rise about 20 minutes.
  15. Bake 375 degrees for 20-25 minutes or until well browned and done.
  16. Cool on a rack.
  17. To make frosting, mix the butter and sugar.
  18. Combine the vanilla and water and add until desired consistency is reached.
  19. Spoon over ring.



17 thoughts on “Sweet Roll Ring

  1. >Your pictures are threatening to do some serious damage to my waistline! I know I shouldn't, but I want to make these!!!

  2. >I couldn't make this because I don't think I would have the self-control not to eat the whole thing. Yum!

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