Friday, February 20, 2009

Sweetheart Rolls


Sweetheart Rolls from Bisquick Breakfast & Brunch (2002)*
(for Not Your Aunt Bea)

4 1/2 cups Original Bisquick
1 1/3 cups soy milk
1/4 teaspoon almond extract**
2 T. dairy-free margarine, softened
1 package (4-serving size) raspberry- or strawberry-flavored gelatin (not sugar-free)
Powdered Sugar Icing, if desired

Heat oven to 425 degrees. Line cookie sheet with cooking parchment paper or grease with shortening. Stir Bisquick, soy milk, and almond extract until soft dough forms. Place dough on surface generously dusted with Bisquick; gently roll in Bisquick to coat. Shape into ball; knead ten times.

Divide dough in half. Roll or pat each half into 12x7-inch rectangle. Spread 1 tablespoon of the margarine over each rectangle. Sprinkle half of the gelatin over each rectangle; spread evenly with back of spoon. Roll up each rectangle tightly, beginning at 12-inch side. Pinch edge of dough into roll and seal. Cut each roll into 12 one-inch slices. Place on cookie sheet. To make heart shape, pinch one side of slice to form a sharp point; make deep indentation in opposite side of dough with knife to make top of heart.

Bake 12 to 15 minutes or until golden brown. Remove rolls from cookie sheet to wire rack; spread Powdered Sugar Icing over warm rolls.
* I made half of a batch (12 rolls) which was more than enough for us.
** or vanilla

Powdered Sugar Icing

2 cups powdered sugar
2 to 3 tablespoons soy milk or water
1 teaspoon vanilla

Mix all ingredients until smooth and spreadable.

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If you can ever find a copy of Bisquick: Breakfast & brunch (Gold Medal Flour), buy it! There are a lot of cute recipe ideas in it.


  1. I've been waiting for the recipe! Can I replace the almond extract with vanilla? Almond extract and I are not friends.

  2. Oh I'm sure you can! I forgot to make a note about that.

  3. Mmmm, that sounds really good. My mom loves picking up those little cookbooks at the store. She finds lots of great recipes that way.

  4. Did you use milk alternative or milk? Not trying to bust you, I just couldn't remember if Bisquick was dairy-free and thus if this recipe could be!

  5. I used soy milk. And yes, Bisquick is dairy free.

  6. Yay Bisquick! When I first found out about whey, I was throwing out everything containing it. I read my Bisquick box and was SO happy to see it's DF! I'm so happy with this company for keeping their product DF - esp. since their competitors (Jiffy, etc) have whey!

  7. Bisquick is dairy-free? Seriously? Can't wait to try this!

  8. This looks good! And I have to get a hold of that book...great tip!

  9. I'm so excited to find this recipe *and* another mother who is dealing with a dairy allergy! I was beginning to feel like a lonely freak.

  10. Can this be made with rice milk or do you think there's something about the soy? We're trying to avoid too much soy too.