Friday, August 19, 2011

Making the Rolls:

1/2 cup warm water
3 tbsp. yeast
1 tbsp. sugar
1 egg (slightly beaten)
1 tbsp. salt
1/2 cup oil
1/2 cup honey
2 3/4 cup water
1 cup instant dry milk
1 cup instant potatoes
7-8 cups flour
2 tsp. finely grated orange rind
6 tbsp. sugar
1 cup butter (2 squares)

In a mixing bowl with a dough hook sprinkle yeast over warm water and then sprinkle sugar over yeast.  While mixing, add slightly beaten egg, salt, oil, honey, water, dry milk, instant potatoes and flour 1 cup at a time.  Add flour just until the dough pulls away from the sides of the bowl.  (Do not add too much flour or your rolls will be tough.)  Mix dough for 8-10 minutes.  Transfer dough to a well greased bowl, butter top of dough, cover and let rise until double in bulk in a warm place away from drafts.    

Divide dough in half.  Roll each half into a rectangle. Cream together 1/2 cup butter, 3 tbsps. sugar and 1 tsp. orange rind for each half.  Spread each rectangle with the butter mixture.  Starting at one end roll each rectangle into a jelly roll shape.  (Like you would cinnamon rolls.)  Cut dough into 1 inch slices using s string or a sharp knife.  With each round slice, slightly pull and twist dough to form a twisted shape.  Place rolls on a greased cookie sheet, cover and let rise until double in a warm place.  Bake at 400 degrees for 12 minutes or until lightly brown.  Glaze immediately when the rolls come out of the oven.


3 cups powdered sugar
2 tbsp. melted butter
1-2 tsp. grated orange rind
4-6 tbsp. milk

Combine powdered sugar, melted butter, orange rind and enough milk to make a thin glaze.

You might want to hide these until dinner time!

These are perfect for a bridal shower! 


Hi Elaine,

Thank you SO much for posting this recipe! I still talk about these orange rolls from when you used to send some over on Easter. They're amazing. I hope they come out as good when I make them as when you make them. I'm so excited for these!

Theresa D.


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