Soft and fluffy Guinness sweet rolls are filled with brown sugar and pistachios and topped with an Irish Cream cheese glaze.
Happy Monday my friends. Yes it is a happy Monday. I made these Guinness pistachio sweet rolls with Bailey’s cream cheese glaze over the weekend and I couldn’t wait to share them with you today. In fact, I was not supposed to share a recipe here today. I was just going to send you all over to my friend Nancy’s blog The Bitter Side of Sweet where I am guest posting today. But after the deliciousness that occurred when these Guinness sweet rolls rolled out of the oven, I had to tell you right away. I don’t keep secrets well and clearly this one was too big to hold on to for more than two days.
Let’s back up for a minute and let me tell you how these rolls came about. I wanted to make sweet rolls for brunch on Saturday and had all intentions to make these peanut butter rolls I’ve had my eyes on for weeks now. But my mind went to the Guinness beer I just purchased for some cupcakes for an upcoming St Patrick’s Day celebration. And the rest was history as I created these bad boys in my head. And boy were they amazing on the first try!! Like I had to share immediately!!!
I know what you are thinking. Beer in your breakfast? Are you kidding me? Well, I am telling you it’s amazing!! I don’t drink beer…hate the smell and taste of it. So I was very skeptical about the idea of making Guinness sweet rolls, but they surprised me. I had to go with a full-proof recipe for the rolls since I am a yeast novice. I used the Pioneer Woman’s famous cinnamon roll recipe. I infused some Guinness beer in the dough and the smell was just heavenly. I then filled the Guinness sweet rolls with brown butter, brown sugar and pistachios (for good luck!). The full-bodied stout marries the brown sugar filling perfectly and it cuts down the sweetness of the bread a little bit. But that’s not a problem, the Irish cream cheese glaze brings in the sweet factor with hints of Irish whiskey. These rolls are fluffy, sweet-and-salty, crunchy and just delicious. Goodness, mornings were made to start like this.