Friday, December 30, 2011

Perfect Orange Rolls

So what makes this a Perfect Orange Roll you ask??
 How about the kind that melts in your mouth...
 and has the perfect blend of orange sunny sweetness with an orange zesty pop!
Topped with an orange kissed icing that will leave your taste buds singing!
 Yep, they are that GOOD!!
Happy baking!   

1 1/2 tbsp active dry yeast
 1/4 cup warm water
 1 1/4 cups milk; scalded
 1/2 tsp salt
 1/2 cup sugar
 1/2 cup butter softened
 3 eggs beaten
 5-5 1/2 cups flour
 *Orange sugar mix*
1 cup sugar
 1/2 cup butter softened
 Grated orange zest from 2 oranges (about 2 tbsp)
*Orange icing*
2 cups powdered sugar
juice from 1 orange (enough to get a thin icing consistency)

 Dissolve yeast in warm water and set aside. Scald milk over med-high heat, add sugar, butter, & salt. Stir to dissolve sugar. Cool milk mixture to lukewarm & add yeast. Add beaten eggs and 2 cups flour. Stir to combine. Add the rest of flour and then knead on a floured surface for 5 minutes. Cover and allow to rise till doubled in bulk. About 1 hour. Divide dough in half. (I store other half covered in fridge and make another batch the next day) * Combine 1 cup sugar with 2 tbsp orange zest & set aside. On a floured surface roll out dough into a 12x18 inch rectangle and spread softened butter evenly over dough and to the edges. Sprinkle all of the orange sugar over butter. Roll up dough jelly roll style. (like you would a cinnamon roll) and cut into 1-2 inch slices depending on how big you want your rolls and how many you want. I get 1 dozen per half of dough. So 2 dozen total. Place rolls in a greased 13x9 inch baking dish and cover. Allow to rise till doubled in bulk. About 50 minutes. Bake in preheated oven at 375 degrees for 12-15 minutes or till rolls are a light golden brown. Whisk together powdered sugar and orange juice for icing. Drizzle over warm rolls. Heaven sent!!


  1. Oh heck yes! YUM!! So tell me about these rolls? How did you find or come up with the recipe? What's your inspiration?

  2. Thank you for cooking recipes. It really helped me to provide food and beverages for family

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