Versatile Sweet Rolls

I recently had my sister come and visit, and I wanted to show off for her, since typically when she comes to visit it’s because we have plans and we rush around like crazy and eat fast food and I feel bad, because when you visit someone who writes a food blog, you kind of expect you might get to eat something homemade. So, after a night out at a BBQ joint in Winterport with our friends from Boston, and a lazy Sunday morning (sort of — I was working on a website while everyone else was relaxing) I put together a sweet dough in the bread machine, rolled it out, spread it with my Moxie Blueberry Jam, rolled it up, sliced it and baked it. I can say it was darn tasty. I made them again the same week, with a cinnamon brown sugar filling, and sent them to work with Ian.



Versatile Sweet Rolls


  • 1 cup milk
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 3 1/3 cups all-purpose white flour
  • 3 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons yeast

Combine ingredients in a bread machine, according to your individual machine’s instructions and run for one cycle on the dough setting. (I usually put the dry ingredients in first, combine the liquids separately, and then drizzle the liquids over the dry.) Preheat oven to 350°F. Roll out until about the size of a large cookie sheet, cover with your choice of jam or cinnamon filling and roll up. Slice into 12 equal pieces and place in a greased baking pan to rise. Bake 20-30 minutes or until lightly browned and drizzle with glaze before serving.

Cinnamon Filling:

  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 3  teaspoons cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons softened butter or 2 tablespoons margarine

Combine all and spread evenly over dough.


  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • milk to thin

Combine ingredients, adding more milk to thin until desired consistency is reached.

Fia Marquis

Fia Marquis is a home cook who enjoys gardening, creating recipes, collecting vintage Pyrex, cooking for herself and her husband, and trying to keep up with their toddler and three cats.

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