11/14/21

Homemade Sugarfree Strawberry or Raspberry Breakfast Rolls - could also be made low carb/keto if you choose

Homemade Sugarfree Strawberry Breakfast Rolls

These totally remind me of the raspberry danish style breakfast rolls my Grandmother used to buy when I was a tiny little girl.  They came in a thin aluminum pan and covered in a thin plastic bag like bread.  She always had them on hand for the farmers to snack on that came to their feed store.  There was always fresh coffee in a big urn, along with a pan of these sweet rolls, Windmill cookies and peanut shaped cookies that may or may not have been Nutter Butters?  I don't know if those were made back in the 1970's.  I was itty bitty and barely remember, but I know I didn't like either of the cookies, and only wanted the raspberry and frosting off the pastries.

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I had no intention of doing a post on this recipe or dish so I wasn't taking any photos at first.  It was only after I had rolled it out and spread the filling that I realized I should add this one to my site to make it an easy 'reminder' to myself when I'm brainstorming breakfast roll ideas or one of my (young adult) kids want to make it.  So that is why the photos start after it's been rolled up - and incidentally, frozen and sliced.

I also thought it would be quick and easy to hurry and post the photos and type out the recipe but now that I'm doing it (a couple weeks later) I realize there are a bunch of variables to this recipe and post - and some might want links to some of the related products so I've just brewed a fresh cup of hot coffee and I'll try to get this post finished this morning before I get preoccupied and another month goes by!

NOTES/VARIABLES:  

I didn't bother making this one keto or lowcarb as we got off the keto track when entertaining and cooking for house guests for a week and hadn't gotten back to cooking keto when I made these.  So they are sugarfree as always, but I used flour.

FRESH GROUND WHEAT FLOUR:  Instead of keto flour, this version was made with freshly milled wheat.  I only buy and use store-bought flour when I'm doing my massive Christmas baking.  During the rest of the year, on the rare occasion I use flour, I use fresh ground (milled) non-GMO, non-irradiated wheat berries - I use my WonderMill to grind them- which I'll link to below.

YOU CAN USE KING ARTHUR KETO FLOUR and use this recipe.  For the dough, make a keto version with my Homemade Keto Buns recipe.  After the 15 minute rest period, just roll out the dough into a large flat rectangle, add the strawberry filling and proceed with letting it rise and bake as in the regular recipe.   

Most people reading this would simply use regular all purpose flour for this.  Which is of course, is what I would do too (and used to do)  if I didn't have a WonderMill and grind my own wheat berries.  

LASTLY:  This makes a soft dough and it's best to slice the rolls from the long log by using un-flavored dental floss (slip under, criss cross, pull back and slice).  However, I made these at night for the next morning and realized it would be just as easy to freeze the log of rolled up, filled dough, and slice and bake when I wanted them.  

Because we didn't need a whole 9X13" pan full at one time, I sliced some and froze them in a round 9" prepared pan, ready to thaw, rise and bake when I needed them.  Then I froze the rolled 'log' and sliced them with a knife the next morning.  Some I sliced and placed in small individual prepared pans for a 'one or two' at a time breakfast.  So you do you.  Freeze or don't, slice right away or don't, and bake in the size pan you want.

When they are done baking, let them cool down and frost with a glaze; a super quick sugar free glaze is to spread a sugarfree frosting over the top of all.  I keep two (2) backup cans of sugarfree frosting in the pantry at all times for last second impromptu use.  I don't love the flavor of store bought frosting on cakes or cookies (I prefer homemade) but on these rolls it was really good.

I've made these with both sugar free raspberry and sugar free strawberry jams.  You could use any flavor filling you wish but when I make my orange breakfast rolls, I don't use a prepared jam.  I think these would be good with any berry, peach, apple, cherry, even lemon.  OR just make them into cinnamon rolls by using a mixture of sugarfree 'brown' sweetener, butter and cinnamon as the filling.



Homemade Sugarfree Strawberry (or raspberry) Breakfast Rolls

You can use your own favorite bread dough recipe for this.  I happened to use one of two that are my 'go to' recipes. 

1/4 c butter
1 c scalded milk (I scald quickly in the microwave)
1/4 c natural sweetener(s) of choice
1-2 t sugar (which will be eaten and used up by the yeast)
1/2 t salt
1 pkg. active yeast (2 1/4 t) sprinkled in 1/2 c warm water and let foam
1 egg
3 1/2 - 4 c flour
Sugar Free Seedless Strawberry Jam

Sugarfree glaze or frosting of choice

Place the butter, salt and sweeteners and small amount of sugar in a bowl.  Pour the scalded milk over and let it cool to just warmer than room temperature.  Add the beaten egg, mix briefly then add the yeast mixture.  Add the flour and knead with the dough hook on your mixer (or by hand if that's your thing but I'm lazy and use my KitchenAid mixer).  When the dough is soft, the gluten is formed and you can gently spread a piece of it without it snapping apart or breaking, place it into a greased bowl, cover with greased plastic wrap and let it rise to double.  Punch down, rise again.  

Punch down and roll out into a large rectangle on a piece of lightly floured parchment paper or surface.  You can also divide the dough and do separate smaller rectangles if a large one is too much for you to handle or you want to freeze half the dough for later or you want to make a loaf of bread or buns out of it!  

Warm your fruit filling a bit in the microwave so it's easy to spread and spread over the dough, leaving about 1" on the top border.  Now roll up the dough tightly into a long log shape.  If you've used parchment paper under the dough, you can use it to help start and lift the dough, rolling tightly to start and then rolling up gently until you get the whole log rolled.  Now, use your fingers to pinch and seal the roll with a seam.

It's easier to slice if you place the log into the refrigerator or freezer for a little while, but if you want to slice right away, use the un-flavored dental floss to slice as I described above in the notes.  Using floss or a sharp knife, slice as thin or thick as you wish; and carefully lay into your prepared (greased) pans.  

Let them rise if you are baking them right away and not freezing them.  Bake at 350 for about 15-35 minutes depending on the size pan you are using and how many rolls you are baking.  When they are puffy, golden brown and the center rolls are done and not doughy, remove and let cool.  When cool, spread with your homemade or store bought glaze or sugar free vanilla frosting.

You can make a quick version by using  powdered confectioner style sweetener mixed with a dash of vanilla and a tiny bit of cream. The amount needed again is determined by the pan size, number of rolls and how thick you like and prefer your glaze or frostings on your rolls.  Some like them completely plain and they are excellent that way too.

A frozen 'log' of strawberry breakfast rolls - being sliced

 

 

I baked a small pan right away, another pan went into the freezer for another day.

  

Some I placed in individual greased pans to freeze and bake just one or two at a time at a later date. 

 
Breakfast rolls are one of the few items I like store bought sugar free frosting on.  They taste like the raspberry and strawberry breakfast sweet rolls from my childhood that my Grandma used to serve at their business (and I would always ask for when we visited!)




 

Still a little warm but I couldn't wait any longer!  YUM.



This was supposed to be a quick and simple, fast post but realized I had so many variables to it as well as some people might want links to some of the related products.  So, here are Amazon affiliate links to the actual products I use.

I order my wheat from a company in Palouse, Washington.  I've bought from them for years and will continue to do so because it's excellent and 'clean' product.  I don't care for red wheat but I have hard white and soft white on hand at all times.  I use a mixture of both usually.


Hard White Wheat • Soft White Wheat • Hard Red Spring Wheat • Non-GMO Project Verified • 9 LBS • 100% Non-Irradiated • Certified Kosher Parve • Field Traced • Cotton Bag • (3 Pound, Pack of 3)

 

My favorite are their soft white wheat berries which grind into a nice flour for most of our baking when we are not doing low carb or keto.  I typically use a mixture of both hard white and soft white.

Soft White Wheat Berries • 100% Desiccant Free • 5 lbs • Non-GMO Project Verified • 100% Non-Irradiated • Certified Kosher Parve • USA Grown • Field Traced • Burlap Bag 

 

 I have posted about this before, but I use a WonderMill.   I also have another (more expensive) Country Living Hand Grain Mill that is a manual mill but I don't have a set up for it to be out all the time so it's in my "emergency" storage for times when we might not have access to electricity or we move and I have a kitchen where a permanent set up for a manual mill works.  I also have a small hand crank Victorio mill I bought first, years ago, to 'try' out grinding my own wheat to see if it's something I wanted to do before investing in a larger mill.  (It was.)

Powerful High Speed Electric Grain Mill Grinder for Healthy Gluten-Free Flours - Grain Grinder Mill, Wheat Grinder, Flour Mill Machine and Flour Mill Grinder for Home and Professional Use - Wondermill

 

This is the version I have - as it comes with a grains and beans attachment.  I have never used it for grinding dry beans or grains like corn though as we are mostly low-carb and generally don't use those products in our daily meals. I like having the option though, again, for uncertain times ahead.

WONDERMILL- Grain Grinder Mill with Flour Canister, Grains & Beans Attachment - Electric Grain Mill Grinder, Wheat Grinder, Flour Mill Machine & Flour Mill Grinder for Home and Professional Use

 

 

Sugar Free Seedless Strawberry Jam, 12.75 Oz

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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