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Recipe: Strawberry Rhubarb Sweet Rolls

Posted by Rachel Roades on

While I love a classic warm, sweet, doughy cinnamon bun; some days are just not meant for cinnamon. That's why I was thrilled when I found this recipe from Two Peas and Their Pod. While I followed the recipe for the dough, I changed up the filling for a nice springtime flavor using our Strawberry Rhubarb Spread.  

With this base dough, there are so many options for incredibly delicious sweet rolls. Strawberry Rhubarb, Raspberry, Peach Ginger- the possibilities only stop when creativity runs out!

Now, the original dough recipe makes enough rolls to fill two 9X13 baking dishes. The ingredients listed below will be half that, making one 9X13 pan- about 8 large rolls. 

Let's gather our ingredients and get baking!

For the dough:
2 1/4 tsp yeast (one packet)
1/2 cup lukewarm water (about 110 degrees F)
3 tbsp shortening/butter
3/4 cup sugar
4 1/2 cups flour
1 cup hot water
1 beaten egg
1 1/2 tsp salt

For the filling:
1 8oz jar Small Batch Kitchen Strawberry Rhubarb Spread
1 cup ricotta cheese
1 cup fresh diced strawberries and rhubarb (optional)

For the frosting:
4 oz cream cheese (room temperature)
1/4 cup butter (softened)
1 cup powdered sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla extract

Follow the instructions here on how to make the dough. Once the dough has risen, roll it into a rectangle about 8-10 inches in length on a lightly floured surface, keeping it 1/4-1/2 inch thick. Spread the ricotta evenly across the dough, then top with Strawberry Rhubarb Spread and optional chopped strawberries. Roll the dough lengthwise, taking care to tuck the edges around the filling so it does not slide across. Cut the roll at 2 inch intervals. It helps to use unflavored floss or clean thread to keep the rolls from being squished. 

Place rolls in a lightly greased baking dish, cover, and allow to rise for about an hour or until doubled in size. 

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Bake for about 30 minutes, until slightly golden. Cream together the frosting ingredients. Place on warm rolls to melt and glaze or cooled rolls as a frosting. 

Enjoy as breakfast or dessert; wow your friends at a beautiful brunch. 

 

Tag us on Facebook or Instagram @smallbatchkitchen if you make this recipe and tell us what you think!

Happy Snacking!

 

 

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Recipe: Strawberry Rhubarb Sweet Rolls

Posted by Rachel Roades on

While I love a classic warm, sweet, doughy cinnamon bun; some days are just not meant for cinnamon. That's why I was thrilled when I found this recipe from Two Peas and Their Pod. While I followed the recipe for the dough, I changed up the filling for a nice springtime flavor using our Strawberry Rhubarb Spread.  

With this base dough, there are so many options for incredibly delicious sweet rolls. Strawberry Rhubarb, Raspberry, Peach Ginger- the possibilities only stop when creativity runs out!

Now, the original dough recipe makes enough rolls to fill two 9X13 baking dishes. The ingredients listed below will be half that, making one 9X13 pan- about 8 large rolls. 

Let's gather our ingredients and get baking!

For the dough:
2 1/4 tsp yeast (one packet)
1/2 cup lukewarm water (about 110 degrees F)
3 tbsp shortening/butter
3/4 cup sugar
4 1/2 cups flour
1 cup hot water
1 beaten egg
1 1/2 tsp salt

For the filling:
1 8oz jar Small Batch Kitchen Strawberry Rhubarb Spread
1 cup ricotta cheese
1 cup fresh diced strawberries and rhubarb (optional)

For the frosting:
4 oz cream cheese (room temperature)
1/4 cup butter (softened)
1 cup powdered sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla extract

Follow the instructions here on how to make the dough. Once the dough has risen, roll it into a rectangle about 8-10 inches in length on a lightly floured surface, keeping it 1/4-1/2 inch thick. Spread the ricotta evenly across the dough, then top with Strawberry Rhubarb Spread and optional chopped strawberries. Roll the dough lengthwise, taking care to tuck the edges around the filling so it does not slide across. Cut the roll at 2 inch intervals. It helps to use unflavored floss or clean thread to keep the rolls from being squished. 

Place rolls in a lightly greased baking dish, cover, and allow to rise for about an hour or until doubled in size. 

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Bake for about 30 minutes, until slightly golden. Cream together the frosting ingredients. Place on warm rolls to melt and glaze or cooled rolls as a frosting. 

Enjoy as breakfast or dessert; wow your friends at a beautiful brunch. 

 

Tag us on Facebook or Instagram @smallbatchkitchen if you make this recipe and tell us what you think!

Happy Snacking!

 

 

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Flavor of the Month: Strawberry Rhubarb

Posted by Rachel Roades on

Time is flying by and this is such an exciting time of year for us. Spring brings us the Farmers Markets and delicious ripe produce. Rhubarb was more than ready for us this season and was ripe right at the beginning of May- just in time for the new Flavor of the Month: Strawberry Rhubarb. 

This exceptional spring flavor is the perfect balance of sweet and tart. With only 2- yes, TWO- grams of sugar per tablespoon this is a decadently guilt free treat. Brighten up your morning with some Strawberry Rhubarb topped yogurt or toast, and amaze your guests with a pound cake or cheesecake topped with Strawberry Rhubarb for dessert. Feeling cheesy? Pair this with chevre, triple creme, or mascarpone for an absolutely phenomenal combination.

So where does it come from?

Let's start with these strawberries. Certified Naturally Grown, our delicious strawberries come from none other than Living Hope Farm in Harleysville, PA. Located less than two miles from our kitchen, we get these beautiful berries the day that they're picked.Starting with perfectly ripened fruit gives us the best leg up to create delicious flavors. In 2018 we purchased over 1,200 pounds of these perfect berries to bring you Balsamic Strawberry, Strawberry Rhubarb, and the very limited Chocolate Strawberry. 

Onto the rhubarb..a truly spectacular vegetable. We get beautiful shades of greens and pinks from Lancaster Farm Fresh Coop in Lancaster, PA. Do you remember them from our very first flavor of the month? They are an amazing coop of over 100 organic farmers in Lancaster. If you're looking for a CSA to join, give their website a visit. In 2018 we purchased 260 pounds of organic rhubarb from LFFC, and this year we plan to purchase close to 1,000! All that beautiful rhubarb to bring you delicious Strawberry Rhubarb and Cardamom Rhubarb spreads. 

 

Keep an eye our for some new creative and delicious recipes using Strawberry Rhubarb Spread. What would you like to make?

Happy Tasting!

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Flavor of the Month: Strawberry Rhubarb

Posted by Rachel Roades on

Time is flying by and this is such an exciting time of year for us. Spring brings us the Farmers Markets and delicious ripe produce. Rhubarb was more than ready for us this season and was ripe right at the beginning of May- just in time for the new Flavor of the Month: Strawberry Rhubarb. 

This exceptional spring flavor is the perfect balance of sweet and tart. With only 2- yes, TWO- grams of sugar per tablespoon this is a decadently guilt free treat. Brighten up your morning with some Strawberry Rhubarb topped yogurt or toast, and amaze your guests with a pound cake or cheesecake topped with Strawberry Rhubarb for dessert. Feeling cheesy? Pair this with chevre, triple creme, or mascarpone for an absolutely phenomenal combination.

So where does it come from?

Let's start with these strawberries. Certified Naturally Grown, our delicious strawberries come from none other than Living Hope Farm in Harleysville, PA. Located less than two miles from our kitchen, we get these beautiful berries the day that they're picked.Starting with perfectly ripened fruit gives us the best leg up to create delicious flavors. In 2018 we purchased over 1,200 pounds of these perfect berries to bring you Balsamic Strawberry, Strawberry Rhubarb, and the very limited Chocolate Strawberry. 

Onto the rhubarb..a truly spectacular vegetable. We get beautiful shades of greens and pinks from Lancaster Farm Fresh Coop in Lancaster, PA. Do you remember them from our very first flavor of the month? They are an amazing coop of over 100 organic farmers in Lancaster. If you're looking for a CSA to join, give their website a visit. In 2018 we purchased 260 pounds of organic rhubarb from LFFC, and this year we plan to purchase close to 1,000! All that beautiful rhubarb to bring you delicious Strawberry Rhubarb and Cardamom Rhubarb spreads. 

 

Keep an eye our for some new creative and delicious recipes using Strawberry Rhubarb Spread. What would you like to make?

Happy Tasting!

Read more