Lemon Blueberry Sweet Rolls

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Lemon Blueberry Sweet Rolls offer the flavor of tart berries and hint of lemon in the icing and bread that will make your mouth water just looking at them. One of the secrets to combining strong flavors like blueberry and lemon is to decide which flavor should play a central role and which one should play a complementary or accent role. In this great recipe for rolls, the blueberry is the central character of this pretty play. You can use fresh, frozen, canned, jarred or pretty much any other kind of blueberries for this recipe.

The lemon is found in the recipe two ways, as a grated rind in the roll and as a part of the lovely glaze that goes over the whole recipe. Both ways are subtle uses of lemon to underscore the blueberries. The use of grated lemon in the bread and again in the icing is also the process of layering flavors, a great technique to really emphasize a flavor without letting it overpower. Here, the smaller amounts of lemon accent the blueberries, but don’t take over. So the blueberries, ensconced in the middle of the roll, play the central flavor part while the lemon accents the flavor through the bread and in the icing.

When you make desserts you can think about this, and play with combinations to allow your own flavor accents. A vanilla cake can be accented with vanilla added again to the icing. Or add a contrasting flavor like grated orange or lemon that plays up and emphasizes the cake’s flavor without dominating it. Chocolate cakes can be emphasized with chocolate chips in the cake, cocoa and melted chocolate in the cake recipe and more chocolate, possibly emphasized with coffee or espresso, in the frosting. Enjoy this blueberry and lemon roll today. It is quick and easy to make, looks glorious, and will meet with plenty of appreciation from your family.Find out how to make this recipe and many others at the website, Something Swanky, by following the link below.

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