Strawberry Lime Buns

Quick Strawberry Lime Jam

2 c sliced strawberries
1/4 - 1/2 c (50-100g) sugar
1 lime, juice and zest of

Combine all ingredients in a saucepan and cook over low to medium low heat, stirring frequently, until soft and thickened, about 30 minutes. Allow to cool.

Sweet Dough

1 c (237 ml) milk at 110F-115F (43-46C)
2 1/2 tsp yeast
1/2 c (100 g) sugar
4 1/2 c (563 g) bread flour
1 tsp salt
1/3 c (78 g) butter, melted and cooled to room temp
2 eggs, room temp
3 Tbsp poppy seeds

Pour the milk over the sugar and yeast in a large bowl. Let set ten minutes. If bubbles form, you can continue. If not, toss and try again!

Meanwhile, in another bowl, combine the bread flour and salt.

After yeast has been activated, add eggs and melted butter. Begin adding the flour in 1/2 to 1 c increments until it is firm enough to roll by hand. Pour onto a lightly floured counter and knead, working in remaining flour, until gluten is fully developed. About 15 minutes.

Place dough into a well oiled bowl, oil the top and cover with plastic wrap. Place in fridge overnight or at least 8 hours.

In the morning, oil a 9"x13" baking dish. After dough has at least doubled, roll out to about 1/4" thick rectangle on a lightly floured surface. The ideal dimensions are 16x21. With the long side parallel with the edge of the counter in front of you, spread strawberry lime jam over the dough, leaving 1" clear on the side farthest from you. Sprinkle poppy seeds over filling and brush the 1" boarder with water. Roll tightly toward the wetted edge, pinching to seal. Cut into 12-15 pieces with floss and set each individual piece into prepared baking dish. Be sure there is at least an inch between each roll or the rise will be affected. Let set, covered, in a warm place until doubled in size, about 30 minutes.

Preheat oven to 400F (204C).

Bake risen rolls until just golden brown, about 15 minutes. While rolls are baking, prepare the cream cheese frosting.

Cream Cheese Frosting
3 oz (85 g) cream cheese, room temp
1/4 c (50 g) butter, room temp
1 1/2 c (234 g) confectioners' sugar (may need more or less depending on desired consistency)
1/8 tsp salt
1/2 tsp vanilla
Lime juice, to taste.

Beat together cream cheese and butter until well combined. Sift in confectioners' sugar, bit by bit and add salt. Beat about 5 minutes until light and fluffy, then briefly beat in vanilla and lime juice. Spread frosting on warm rolls before serving.
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