Monday, April 11, 2022

Meyer Lemon Sticky Rolls Recipe

Meyer Lemon Sticky Rolls Recipe

By Tracey

Meyer Lemon Sticky Rolls

adapted from The Kitchn



  • 2 1/2 teaspoons active yeast

  • 3/4 cup warm milk (about 100-110 F)
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3 1/2 – 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 2 lemons, zested
  • 2 eggs, at room temperature


  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
  • zest of 2 lemons
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, at room temperature

Lemon Cream Cheese Glaze

  • 4 oz cream cheese, softened
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 1 cup confectioners’ sugar
  • 1 lemon, zested (optional, for garnish)


In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, sprinkle the yeast over the warmed milk and let it sit for a few minutes. Add the butter, sugar, vanilla, salt, nutmeg, lemon zest, and one cup of the flour and mix briefly to combine. Add the eggs and enough of the remaining flour to make a soft yet sticky dough. Switch to the dough hook and knead the dough for about 5 minutes, or until the dough is smooth and elastic. (Alternatively, you could turn the soft dough out onto a floured work surface and knead by hand for 7-10 minutes until the dough is smooth and elastic.)  

Lightly grease a large bowl with cooking spray. Add the dough and turn to coat. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and set in a warm spot. Let the dough rise until nearly doubled, about an hour.

To make the filling, mix the sugar with the nutmeg, then work in the lemon zest with the tips of your fingers until the sugar resembles wet, soft sand. Stir in two tablespoons of lemon juice.

Lightly grease a 13×9 inch baking dish with cooking spray. On a floured surface, roll the dough out into a rectangle that is approximately 10×15 inches. Spread the dough evenly with the softened butter, then spread the lemon-sugar filling mixture over top. Starting with a long end facing you, roll the dough up tightly. Pinch the dough at the end to seal the seam. Cut the dough into 12 even rolls (I like to halve the roll, then halve each piece and finally, cut each piece into thirds), and place them, cut side up, in the prepared baking dish.

Cover the rolls with a towel and let them rise for an hour or until puffy and nearly doubled. (You can also refrigerate the rolls at this point. Cover the pan tightly with plastic wrap, and place it in the refrigerator for up to 24 hours. When you are ready to bake the rolls, remove the pan from the fridge, and let them rise for an hour.)

Heat the oven to 350 F. Bake for 25-35 minutes, or until the rolls are lightly browned and a thermometer inserted into the center of a roll reads 190 F.

While the rolls are baking, prepare the glaze.  Whip the cream cheese (using a mixer or even by hand with a whisk) until light and fluffy. Add the lemon juice and blend until well combined. Mix in the powdered sugar until the glaze is smooth and creamy.

When the rolls finish baking, smear them with the cream cheese glaze, and, if desired, sprinkle the lemon zest over the top to garnish. Serve while warm.

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