Sunday, February 12, 2023

Strawberry and Cream Rolls

These strawberrylicious rolls with a cream cheese icing make the most delicious breakfast for your special day! These rolls are loaded with tons of flavors from natural strawberries. 

These rolls are just like cinnamon rolls but there is no cinnamon at all. The strawberries are in the dough as well as in the filling, and with a cream cheese icing these rolls have top notch flavors that you’ll love to go for seconds.

 Like the name suggests there are strawberries and cream in the dough. Heavy cream is used instead of butter. Whenever I have some heavy cream leftover after making my soups or paneer curries, I use it to make rolls or breads. 

Strawberry powder is used in this recipe. Fresh strawberries are rich in water and it would add too much liquid to the dough. It is convenient to use freeze-dried strawberries in baking as  that gives the flavor naturally, like in these Strawberry Ombre Pancakes

Strawberry jam is used as the filling in these rolls adding to the strawberrylicious flavors in these rolls. Fresh homemade or store-bought strawberry  jam can be used. 

The sugar content is a little high in these rolls, so give ample time for the dough to prove and double in size. It may take a little longer than an hour to two hours depending the weather. For the second proving too, let it double and then bake. This ensures softer rolls.

These rolls have a cream cheese icing on top and that makes it heavenly. It is optional but I highly recommend it. It is like having sweet strawberry rolls and cheesecake and that sounds delicious. Sometimes, I drizzle strawberry or sugar glaze. Strawberries and cream (and cream cheese) are the most loved and delicious flavor pairing. That makes rolls extra special for extra special days.

Valentine’s Day is here and make these rolls for the special day. These rolls can be made ahead which makes life easier to celebrate and have fun on special occasions. When serving, pop the rolls for a quick 12-15 seconds run in the microwave and they are ready as if they are just right out of the oven. Life gets simpler with these delicious rolls! 

Have you though about what to make for Valentine's Day. Check the links at the bottom of the post for great recipes by our fellow bloggers for the event hosted by Christie in #ourfamilytable group.We share Recipes From Our Dinner Table! Join our group and share your recipes, too! While you're at it, join our Pinterest board, too!

Here are a few Valentine’s Day recipes that are strawberry based that you can make even at the last minute.

Makes 12 rolls

All purpose flour - 2 and 3/4 cups 
Milk powder - 1/2 cup
Strawberry powder - 1/2 cup
Food color - 1/6 tsp
Heavy cream - 3/4 cup
Milk - 1/2 cup
Salt - 3/4 tsp
Sugar - 1/4 cup
Instant yeast - 2 and 1/4 tsp
Aquafaba - 1 tbsp


Strawberry jam - 1/2 cup

For the Cream Cheese Icing

Butter - 2 tbsp
Cream cheese - 6 tbsp
Powdered sugar - 2/3 cup
Vanilla - 1/2 tsp
Strawberry powder - 1 tbsp
Pink color - 1 drop


Add the heavy cream, milk, sugar, aquafaba and food color to the bread machine bowl. Next add the flour, milk powder, salt, strawberry powder, and instant yeast. Close and set the machine on dough cycle. It may take longer than the dough cycle for the dough to double in size.

Transfer to a flour dusted surface, punch and knead. Roll into a 16X12-in rectangle. 

Spread half a cup strawberry jam.

Roll from the longer side into a log. Mark at about each one and a half inch. With a thread cut into 12 pieces.

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Place the rolls on a greased and cornmeal dusted pan. Cover and let it rise until doubled for about 40-45 minutes.

Bake for 20-21 minutes. Remove from the oven and cool.

Beat the cream cheese, powdered sugar, butter, vanilla, strawberry powder, and pink food coloring until light and fluffy. 

Spread on the rolls. Serve warm rolls.

Celebrating Valentine's Day


  1. Oh my that strawberry frosting looks amazing! Such a fun take on a sweet roll.

  2. This is genius! Who doesn't love everything strawberry!

  3. The use of the strawberry powder is fun to see! I use it when I make macaron all the time. It's such a great addition to baked goods.