Lemony Twist Sweet Rolls

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Nothing beats the aroma of these sweet rolls as they are coming out of the oven. They are a perfect fit in the DoveWare Casserole dish for when I have a brunch, house guests or making a special breakfast treat for the family; any excuse for baking them! Yogurt makes the dough tender and the fresh lemon flavor really comes through.

Ingredients
DOUGH
¾ cup plain yogurt
¼ cup milk or half & half
4 tbsp unsalted butter, melted and cooled
3 eggs
2 tbsp sugar
2 ¼ tsp yeast, or 1 envelope
1 ¼ tsp salt
3 cups flour, or more as needed
FILLING
1 c prepared lemon curd
6 oz whipped cream cheese
Optional 1 c chopped nuts
GLAZE
1 c powdered sugar
2-3 tbsp fresh lemon juice

DoveWare Casserole

Directions
To make the dough, combine the first seven ingredients in a large mixing bowl and mix well. Add the flour one cup at a time, either using a mixer with dough hooks or with a large spoon. Depending on the humidity, additional flour may be needed. When the dough comes together into a ball, place onto a floured board and continue to knead by hand for 8-10 minutes. Place the dough into an oiled bowl, cover with a towel and set aside in a warm spot for 2 ½ hours or until almost doubled in size.
FILLING
Mix the lemon curd and cream cheese together until combined. For a lighter tasting filling, use more cream cheese. For a tangier filling, add some fresh lemon zest.
To Assemble
Gently deflate the dough and roll into a 12” x 8” rectangle. Spread with a thin layer of the lemon filling, leaving a ½” margin at the top edge. Sprinkle with ½ c chopped nuts. Starting with the long edge, roll up into a tight log. Use a small amount of melted butter on the edge to help seal the dough. With a sharp knife cut into 1- 1 ½” slices, twist into a figure 8 shape and place into the casserole dish. Cover and let rise again for another 1 ½ – 2 hours. Bake in preheated 350 degree oven for 25-30 minutes or until golden brown. When slightly cool, brush tops with the glaze and remaining chopped nuts.
GLAZE Mix together until smooth and pour over the warmed rolls.

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