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Lemon Curd Sticky Buns

This Lemon Curd Sticky Buns Recipe has been compensated by Smart & Final. All opinions are mine alone. 

Have you ever wanted cinnamon rolls, minus the cinnamon, plus some lemon? Great! Cuz I’m got the recipe for these delicious lemon curd sticky buns which are perfect for serving at a weekend brunch or for Mother’s Day! Make some Lemon Curd Sticky Buns this weekend or for Mother's Day! // Salty CanaryI love everything lemon. Last year, I made this Lemon Cream Cheese Stuffed French Toast and loved it, but I also had a lot of fun making homemade cinnamon rolls last Christmas, so I thought why not combine them and make Lemon Curd Sticky Buns. Make some Lemon Curd Sticky Buns this weekend or for Mother's Day! // Salty CanaryMake some Lemon Curd Sticky Buns this weekend or for Mother's Day! // Salty CanaryFirst, you’ll need to make the dough, then some lemon curd. Here’s the full recipe:Make some Lemon Curd Sticky Buns this weekend or for Mother's Day! // Salty CanaryMake some Lemon Curd Sticky Buns this weekend or for Mother's Day! // Salty Canary

Lemon Curd Sticky Buns
 
Lemon Curd Sticky Buns
Ingredients
  • Sticky Buns:
  • 3 tsp yeast
  • 1 cup milk
  • ⅓ cup butter, softened
  • ⅓ cup granulated sugar
  • 4 cups flour, sifted
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1 tsp salt
  • Lemon Curd:
  • 2 lemons
  • ½ cup lemon juice
  • ⅔ cup sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1.5 sticks butter, diced
  • Cream Cheese Frosting:
  • 6 Tbsp unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 cups powdered sugar, sifted
  • 4 Tbsp milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • ¼ cup cream cheese
  • ⅛ tsp salt
Instructions
  1. Start by heating half your milk over medium heat on the stove. Heat it to a simmer, then pour it into a small bowl with the other half of your milk, so it comes to 110 degrees F. Add your yeast to the warm milk with a couple pinches of sugar, whisk it, and let it sit for 5 minutes.
  2. While the yeast is dissolving, add your butter, sugar, salt, eggs, and flour to your stand mixer with the mixing hook and mix to combine.
  3. Then switch to the dough hook, and when your yeast's 5 minutes are up, add the milk/yeast to the mixer and mix.
  4. Then cover your bowl with a towel and let the dough rise for 1 hour.
  5. While the dough is rising, make your lemon curd. Using a vegetable peeler, remove the colored zest from the lemons in strips, leaving the white pith.
  6. Combine the lemon zest strips, lemon juice, sugar, and eggs in a small saucepan and heat over medium heat, whisking constantly.
  7. Bring the mixture to a simmer, whisking the entire time for at least 10 minutes.
  8. Place the diced butter in a medium bowl.
  9. After 10 minutes of whisking constantly, remove the pan from the heat and, using a strainer, strain the mixture onto the butter keeping out the lemon zest strips, seeds, etc.
  10. Whisk together.
  11. Let the lemon curd cool in the fridge. It will harden a bit which will be better when it's time to spread into the dough.
  12. When the dough is done rising, roll it out on a lightly floured surface to about the size of 16-18" x 12" at ¼" thick.
  13. Then spread your lemon curd over your dough, leaving a 1" frame all around the dough.
  14. Next, take the far long edge of your dough and roll it towards you and the bottom edge.
  15. Grease your roll pan.
  16. Then slice the dough roll into 1½" slices using a knife or a piece of floss (I used floss, it was EASY! And minty.) and add the rolls to your greased pan.
  17. Once full, cover your rolls with a towel and let them rise again for 30 minutes.
  18. You might want to set a timer for 15-20 minutes and preheat your oven to 350 degrees F for the last 10-15 minutes.
  19. Then bake your sticky buns for 25-30 minutes.
  20. While the sticky buns are baking, make your frosting by combining all of the frosting ingredients in a stand mixing bowl and whisking until smooth.
  21. Allow the sticky buns to cool a bit, then frost generously and serve.
  22. Enjoy!
  23. Note: prep time does NOT include proofing times.
  24. Note: if you would like dough to be fluffier, add 1 potato (mashed) into the dough.

Make some Lemon Curd Sticky Buns this weekend or for Mother's Day! // Salty CanaryMake some Lemon Curd Sticky Buns this weekend or for Mother's Day! // Salty CanaryMake some Lemon Curd Sticky Buns this weekend or for Mother's Day! // Salty CanaryWhile the sticky buns were baking, I whipped up some cream cheese frosting. Make some Lemon Curd Sticky Buns this weekend or for Mother's Day! // Salty CanaryMake some Lemon Curd Sticky Buns this weekend or for Mother's Day! // Salty CanaryMake some Lemon Curd Sticky Buns this weekend or for Mother's Day! // Salty CanaryI picked up all of the ingredients for my Lemon Curd Sticky Buns from Smart & Final. Everything from the flour to the organic lemons. I use a lot of First Street ingredients when I’m baking including sugar, flour, butter, milk, powdered sugar, and even cream cheese! I love that I can get such great baking ingredients at a low price. Make some Lemon Curd Sticky Buns this weekend or for Mother's Day! // Salty CanaryAnd by the beginning of summer, Smart & Final will have opened more than twenty new stores across California. And Smart & Final now features S​mart & Final Extra! stores which are terrific new format stores that offer expanded “every day” groceries including shampoos, fresh produce, baked goods, to­-go meals, and baby products, all at warehouse prices.  Smart & Final Extra! can be your one-stop shop for everything you need. Plus, you get in and out the door without standing in long lines or paying club card fees. Make some Lemon Curd Sticky Buns this weekend or for Mother's Day! // Salty CanaryIf you love shopping at Smart & Final or need an incentive to start, Smart & Final is hosting a Grand Opening sponsored Twitter chat on Wednesday April 27, 11AM-­1PM PST, where they are giving away a $250 Smartcash Card to one random winner. They will be posting questions throughout the day about their Grand Openings and what makes Smart & Final great. Anyone who follows the @SmartFinal handle, and tweets at least once with the #SFsnackchat tag, will be qualified and entered for a chance to win. I’ll be participating in the Twitter chat at some point, so be sure to stop by and say hello. I’m @thesaltycanary over on Twitter!

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