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Lemon curd rolls stuck together in a cake tin with a pot of lemon curd to the side. Tried & Tested

Lemon curd rolls

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These sweet and sticky rolls are wonderful to enjoy with a nice cup of tea or coffee. The zesty lemon curd filling is sure to tickle your taste buds.

Key Information

  • Prep:
  • Bake:
  • Serves:8
  • Skill level:easy

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Ingredients

For the rolls

  • 100g 3½ oz Butter (unsalted) melted
  • 2 2 Egg yolk(s) (free range)
  • 200ml 6⅞ fl oz Milk plus extra for the glaze
  • 1tsp 1tsp Lemon extract (we use Nielsen-Massey) Lemon extract
  • 2tbsp 2tbsp Unrefined golden caster sugar (we use Billington's) Unrefined golden caster sugar
  • 400g 14⅛ oz Self-raising white flour (we use Allinson) Self-raising white flour
  • Salt

For the filling

  • 4tbsp 4tbsp Lemon curd

For the icing

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The Method Enter Bake mode

  1. Classic mode Step 1

    Preheat the oven to 180°C (160°C fan, gas mark 4). Grease and line an 8in round tin.

  2. Classic mode Step 2

    Whisk the butter, egg yolks, lemon extract and milk together then add the flour, sugar and salt to make the dough.

    Ingredients for this step

    • 100g 3½ oz Butter (unsalted) melted
    • 2 2 Egg yolk(s) (free range)
    • 1tsp 1tsp Lemon extract (we use Nielsen-Massey) Lemon extract
    • 200ml 6⅞ fl oz Milk plus extra for the glaze
    • 400g 14⅛ oz Self-raising white flour (we use Allinson) Self-raising white flour
    • 2tbsp 2tbsp Unrefined golden caster sugar (we use Billington's) Unrefined golden caster sugar
    • Salt
  3. Classic mode Step 3

    Roll the dough out into a 30x23cm rectangle.

  4. Classic mode Step 4

    Spread the lemon curd filling across the dough and then roll up like you would a Swiss roll.

    Ingredients for this step

    • 4tbsp 4tbsp Lemon curd
  5. Classic mode Step 5

    Slice the dough into 8 even slices and fit them into the tin on their sides so the swirl is showing.

  6. Classic mode Step 6

    Lightly brush the top of the rolls with a splash of milk.

  7. Classic mode Step 7

    Bake for 30-35 minutes or until golden brown.

  8. Classic mode Step 8

    Once cool, mix the fondant icing sugar with a little water and vanilla extract, until you reach a smooth consistency. Drizzle the icing over the top of the rolls and finish with a touch of grated lemon zest.

    Ingredients for this step