Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Orange Rolls

I love the smell of fresh baked bread in the morning. Especially these orange rolls or cinnamon rolls. mmmm , I love the smell of the yeast in the breads. I also love the look on every ones face when they wake up in the morning and come into the kitchen because they smell something good. ("Now that's what I'm talkin bout ya'll, it just don't git no better then that!")

Sorry, I was born in Texas and sometimes I just blurt stuff like that out. Anyway.......Here is the recipe, enjoy!

Out Of This World Orange Rolls

2 pkg dry yeast
1/4 C. warm water
1/2 C. butter
1/2 C. sugar
3 eggs beaten
1 C. warm water
4 1/2 C. flour
2 tsp. salt

soften yeast in the 1/4 cup warm water

In large bowl combine butter, sugar, eggs, the 1 C. warm water and salt. Stir in yeast then 2 1/2 C. of flour. Beat with mixer until smooth. Add the rest of the flour and mix well. Cover and let rise in a warm place until double (1 hour).

Punch down, wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight. The next morning about two hours before baking divide dough into 2 sections and roll out on a floured surface to 1/2 in. thick. Spread with a thick layer of softened butter and sprinkle with grated orange rind. Roll each section up just like you would cinnamon rolls and cut into 1 in. slices. Place on greased baking sheets, cover and let rise in a warm place for 20 to 30 minutes until they look nice and puffy.

Bake at 350 for 11-12 minutes
Frost while still a little warm

1 1/2 C. powered sugar
1 TBSP grated orange rind
2 TBSP orange juice concentrate
3 TBSP butter

Beat well with mixer and spread on warm rolls.
(I used my Kitchen-aid stand mixer until I burned it up...:o( good thing it was still under warranty and they are sending me a new one....Red, of course!)

I have used this dough recipe for cinnamon rolls before and they were wonderful.
Also I have used the dough right away without refrigerating over night and that worked just fine too. I have not made these with fresh whole wheat flour but I am going to give it a try. I would think that you might still want to use part all purpose flour but I'm not sure, I will have to experiment with it and see. If you try it before I do let me know how it works for you.

Try these sometime, your family will love them.
Happy baking!



A Baker's Dozen Barnhouse News said...

Yummy! These sound SO good. I can just see lots of sticky little hands and not so little hands! I'm going to have to try some since I have orange juice!



Paula said...

Mmmmm... these sound wonderful! I'll bet your kitchen smelled heavenly, Susan!