Vanilla Cream Rolls Recipe

Vanilla cream rolls are a delightful pastry treat, featuring a light and fluffy dough filled with a creamy vanilla filling. Perfect for a special breakfast or dessert, these rolls are sure to impress with their delicate flavor and satisfying texture.


For the Dough:

  • 2 1/4 teaspoons (1 packet) active dry yeast
  • 1/4 cup warm water (110°F/45°C)
  • 1 cup warm milk (110°F/45°C)
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 large egg
  • 4 cups all-purpose flour

For the Vanilla Cream Filling:

  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter

For the Glaze:

  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. Prepare the Dough:
  2. In a small bowl, dissolve the yeast in warm water. Let it sit for about 5 minutes until it becomes frothy.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, combine the warm milk, sugar, melted butter, and salt. Mix well.
  4. Add the egg and the yeast mixture to the milk mixture. Stir until combined.
  5. Gradually add the flour, one cup at a time, mixing until a soft dough forms.
  6. Knead the dough on a lightly floured surface for about 5-7 minutes until it is smooth and elastic.
  7. Place the dough in a greased bowl, cover with a damp cloth, and let it rise in a warm place for about 1 hour or until doubled in size.
  8. Prepare the Vanilla Cream Filling:
  9. In a medium saucepan, heat the milk over medium heat until it begins to simmer.
  10. In a separate bowl, whisk together the sugar and cornstarch. Add the egg yolks and whisk until smooth.
  11. Gradually pour the hot milk into the egg mixture, whisking constantly to avoid curdling.
  12. Return the mixture to the saucepan and cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until it thickens and comes to a boil.
  13. Remove from heat and stir in the vanilla extract and butter. Let the cream cool completely.
  14. Assemble the Rolls:
  15. Preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C). Grease a baking sheet or line it with parchment paper.
  16. Punch down the risen dough and roll it out on a lightly floured surface into a large rectangle, about 1/4-inch thick.
  17. Spread the cooled vanilla cream filling evenly over the dough.
  18. Roll the dough up tightly, starting from one of the long sides, to form a log.
  19. Cut the log into 12 equal pieces and place them on the prepared baking sheet, cut side down.
  20. Cover the rolls with a cloth and let them rise for another 30 minutes.
  21. Bake the Rolls:
  22. Bake the rolls in the preheated oven for 20-25 minutes, or until they are golden brown and cooked through.
  23. Remove from the oven and let them cool slightly on a wire rack.
  24. Prepare the Glaze:
  25. In a small bowl, whisk together the powdered sugar, milk, and vanilla extract until smooth.
  26. Drizzle the glaze over the warm rolls before serving.

Enjoy your delicious homemade vanilla cream rolls!

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