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Valentine Sugar Hearts

in quick and easy whole grain dairy free gluten free overnight guaranteed classic


Simple and classic, these soft, sweet, buttery white rolls are delicious warm out of the oven (or frozen and reheated), and a perfect accompaniment to tea or coffee.

At a glance

20 rolls
Nutrition information


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  1. Combine all of the dough ingredients — by hand, mixer, or bread machine — and mix and knead until you've made a soft, smooth dough, about 7 to 12 minutes.
  2. Place the dough in a lightly greased bowl, and set it aside to rise, covered, for 30 minutes. It'll become quite puffy.
  3. Divide the dough into 20 ping-pong ball sized pieces (1 to 1 1/8 ounces, 28g to 32g each).
  4. Gently roll each ball into a 12" to 14" rope, and curl the ropes into heart shapes. (Try shaping them first like a rounded capital "M", then bringing the legs of the M together at the bottom.)
  5. Place the shaped rolls on lightly greased or parchment-lined baking sheets, cover them, and let them rise for 30 minutes; they'll become somewhat puffy.
  6. Bake the rolls in a preheated 450°F oven for about 9 minutes, until they're golden brown.
  7. Brush them with the melted butter, and sprinkle them with extra-fine sugar (or cinnamon-sugar, if you prefer).
  8. Serve warm. (See "tips", below, for freezing/reheating tips.)
  9. Store, wrapped, for 2 days at room temperature, or freeze for a month. (See "Tips", below, for freezing/reheating tips.)

Nutrition Information

  • Serving Size 36g
  • Servings Per Batch 20
Amount Per Serving:
  • Calories 113
  • Calories from Fat
  • Total Fat 6g
  • Saturated Fat
  • Trans Fat
  • Cholesterol 25mg
  • Sodium 89mg
  • Total Carbohydrate
  • Dietary Fiber
  • Sugars 2g
  • Protein 2g

* The nutrition information provided for this recipe is determined by the ESHA Genesis R&D software program. Substituting any ingredients may change the posted nutrition information.