Homemade raspberry jam infused with fresh thyme stuffed into freshly baked rolls.
Instead of making traditional cinnamon rolls we went with a jam filling while keeping the same dough and ended up with the most amazing jam rolls with a subtle twist of fresh thyme. The sweet and herbaceous combination of raspberries mixed with thyme is a nice balance to the natural sweetness of the raspberries and added sugar used to make jam.
During the process of making the jam we wanted to also add a bit of warmer spices like cinnamon, cardamom, all spice and ginger to take away some of the sweetness and tie it back to comforting flavors you typically taste during the winter season. The amount of added spices isn’t enough where they are noticeable and change the flavours of the jam completely rather they seem to blend in perfectly and here and there you may get a bite where you can taste it but for the most part we find that they don’t over power the taste.
The recipe for the jam makes exactly the right amount you need to spread across the rolls. If you’d like a little bit extra jam to spread on toast or add extra to the rolls after they cook feel free to increase the amount of raspberries to account for that.
If jam on toast is you’re thing this is exactly the kind of recipe you’d enjoy. A bit of a step up from toast, they make the perfect breakfast treat, afternoon snack or even for a late night treat.