Sunday, September 6, 2009

Sweet Orange Rolls

The Houston Junior League serves the world's best orange rolls. Considering they are the only orange rolls I have ever eaten, there isn't much competition. That being said, they are quite delicious and I really wanted to try my hand at them at home. We have a breakfast club at work every Thursday morning and this past week was my turn. This recipe made enough for two pans, perfect for a large crowd. Next time I will use the big oven, because the ones on the bottom rack got a little overdone on the bottom.

Orange Rolls

1 (.25 ounce) package active dry yeast
1/4 cup warm water (105 degrees to 115 degrees)
1 cup warm milk (110 to 115 degrees F)
1/4 cup shortening
1/4 cup sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1 egg, lightly beaten
3 3/4 cups all-purpose flour

1 cup sugar
1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened
2 tablespoons grated orange peel (about two oranges worth)

1 cup confectioners' sugar
Juice from two oranges

In a small bowl, dissolve yeast in water. In a large mixing bowl, mix milk, shortening, sugar, salt and egg. Add yeast mixture and blend. Stir in enough flour to form a soft dough. Knead on a lightly floured surface until smooth and elastic, about 6-8 minutes. Place in a greased bowl, turning once to grease top. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 1 hour. Punch dough down; divide in half. Roll each half into a 15-in. x 10-in. rectangle. Mix filling ingredients until smooth. Spread half the filling on each rectangle. Roll up, jelly-roll style, starting with a long end. Cut each into 15 rolls. Place in two greased 11-in x 13-in. baking pans. Cover and let rise until doubled, about 45 minutes. Bake at 375 degrees F for 20-25 minutes or until lightly browned. Mix glaze ingredients; spread over warm rolls
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Nukem said...

I made these the other day, they were so good! I want to eat the whole pan!

Laura said...

Oh goodness, I can't wait to try these. Orange rolls are a Thanksgiving morning staple in my family!

Anonymous said...

:D yummyyyyy!

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