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Why Blackberry Rose Buns are the Perfect Midsummer Breakfast

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Do you have blackberry bushes in your backyard? Blackberry rose buns are perfect for a midsummer breakfast because they utilize natural resources and they can be made fresh from your own backyard!

Not to mention, they are so beautiful! 

Blackberry Rose Buns

Blackberry rose buns

Rose Buns are the most beautiful recipe you’ll ever make with fresh blackberries!

Where do Blackberries Grow Wild?

Blackberries grow abundantly in my home city of Portland, Oregon and I often found myself inundated with buckets full of plump, juicy, delicious blackberries. In fact, Oregon is the leading commercial blackberry producer, producing 42,600,000 pounds a year. Yes, that’s 42 million!

Humid climates are essential for blackberry growth and can be found in multiple states throughout the US. Not just in Oregon, but even south in North Carolina, and in the midwest in Missouri! 

My blackberry rose buns are also a perfect tribute to Portland, the city of roses. 

rose buns close up

What if I Don’t Have Blackberries in my Backyard?

Of course you can make these from fresh blackberries store bought as well!

What Else Are Blackberry Rose Buns Perfect for?

  • Summer Picnics
  • Thanksgiving
  • Christmas
  • Easter
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch 
  • Dinner 
  • Brunch
  • Midnight Snack 
  • Dinner Rolls or Dessert

I think you get it. These blackberry rose buns are a perfect food. Just look at them, they are gorgeous! 

rose buns

How to Make Blackberry Rose Buns

You make this recipe the same as you would cinnamon rolls!

You just knead to make the dough, let it rise, roll it out and cover it with the blackberry filling, and let it rise again inside the rose shaped pans! 

Rose Buns recipe photo

Fresh Blackberry Rose Buns

Catherine Olson
Rose Buns are the most beautiful recipe you'll ever make with fresh blackberries!
Prep Time 6 hours
Cook Time 25 minutes
Course Side Dish
Cuisine French
Servings 18 Roses


Blackberry Rose Buns

  • ½ cup lukewarm water
  • 4 teaspoons dry active yeast
  • 1 cup hot water
  • 1 cup ice
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup butter
  • 6-7 cups flour

Blackberry Rose Bun Filling

  • 1 cube butter room temperature
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 8 oz whole blackberries


Blackberry Rose Buns

  • Proof the yeast in water
  • Set aside until bubbly
  • Heat 1 cup of hot water with butter, sugar and salt
  • When butter is melted, remove from heat
  • Add 1 cup of ice
  • When mixture has reached room temperature add to a stand mixer fitted with a dough hook
  • Add 2 cups of flour and turn on low to knead
  • Add yeast mixture and 1 cup of flour
  • Add eggs and knead until well combined
  • Add flour 1 cup at a time until dough is combined and pulls away from the sides of the bowl, but does not form into a ball
  • You may not need all the flour
  • Transfer to a large well buttered bowl and leave to rise in a warm room covered (I use my garage) until doubled
  • Grease your pans with either spray oil, or using a pastry brush paint the cavity of your rose pan with butter
  • Deflate dough and separate into thirds
  • Flatten dough into a large rectangle and spread blackberry rose bun filling mixture on top of the dough
  • Roll out from the top down and seal the ends, just like you would with cinnamon rolls
  • Cut 6 equal sized pieces and depress into rose pan making sure to fill in the creases
  • Leave to rise for 2 hours
  • Bake at Fahrenheit 350° for 20-25 minutes until just golden on the edges
  • Immediately remove from pan, invert onto serving dish and serve warm

Blackberry Rose Bun Filling

  • Mix together until berries are incorporated, and sugar dissolved
Keyword Rose Buns

Where Can I Find a Rose Bun Shaped Pan? 

Amazon, of course!

Do I Have to Have a Rose Pan to Make These Rolls?

You can also make these in muffin tins, or in a casserole dish. 

Muffin Tin

If making Blackberry Rose Buns in a muffin tin, separate dough into thirds and cut 12 equal sized pieces for each section of dough.

Bake at Fahrenheit 350° for 10-12 minutes. Recipe will make 36. 

Casserole Dish

If making in a casserole dish, complete the above steps, but place 12 equal sized pieces in a casserole dish 3 across by 4 down. Make sure to leave space between for the rose buns to rise. 

Bake at Fahrenheit 350° for approximately 20 minutes. Recipe will make 36. 

Can I Substitute Other Filling Mixtures?

This recipe originally comes from my Bammieroo. Her favorite filling was an orange marmalade filling. 

I’ve also made these with a raspberry filling, a cinnamon filling, and a chocolate filling. 

The bread dough in this recipe is unparalleled. It’s delicious with any type of filling, or plain for regular sweet dinner rolls!

Things You Need to Make Rose Buns on Amazon

I am an Amazon affiliate and Amazon sometimes pays me an incredibly small stipend from the sale of these items, and it does not cost you anything to click on them!

In addition to the rose shaped pans above, you need a nice French rolling pin. These are so versatile for any recipe!

That’s really it, it’s a fairly simple recipe.

If you prefer silicone over metal, Amazon offers these rose bun pans also.

Make Rose Buns

If you make Blackberry Rose Buns, tag @Fahrenheit350sweets on Instagram so I can see it! And I’d love it if you left a review and a comment below! 

blackberry rolls

More Yummy Blackberry Recipes to Bake at Fahrenheit 350°!


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  1. Ya know… I thought I'd take a few minutes to write to you.

    I've been following your blog for maybe a month or 2, now.

    I honestly don't know what I enjoy the most… the actual dishes, the food, the photography or your delightful writing or the recipes! *VBG*

    I'm not ambitious enough to try one of your recipes, but I do love to read what you're up to and gawk at the pictures! *VBG*

    Tks.. your blogging IS appreciated!

    Rosa Robichaud
    Saint John, New Brunswick
    P.S. I truly LOVED the way you broke down how to make your own cookies!!! Even printed it out for my co-worker!

  2. I finally got caught up reading my blog reader updates and saw your award comment!

    Thanks so much! I just posted about it. And thanks for all of the dessert fun you feature! 🙂

  3. the only thing i knew about buns (before reading your post) was that they were something very american. now, especially after seeing the pics, i'm dying to test the recipe! they look so delicious!
    have a sweet day!

  4. These are divine and I simple ADORE the name! They really do look like roses- and that blackberry color is beautiful. I bet they're delicious.

  5. i was soo excited thinking you were posting your sweet bread recipe..haha. oooh man! those look DIVINE! seriously DIVINE! how fun! i wish we lived close, we could eat and then workout together! :O) love you!

  6. First, the Blogiversary had me stopping in my tracks and doing a double-take. Then I read Badge of Glory and Warm Buns Part 3.

    You got me hook, line and sinker! I am an official "follower" now and I am so going to try these Buns.

    I wonder what kind of bribe it would take to get that Secret Recipe. 😉

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