I’m grateful . . .
I’ve been asked many times . . . “What is your favorite recipe?”
I believe that if I could only keep one “sweet” recipe on this blog,
it would be . . .
Why Orange Rolls?
They make people happy!
Put a nice warm glazed Orange roll in someones hand, and watch a smile appear from ear to ear.
If Orange Rolls aren’t “your thing,” you can make Cinnamon rolls instead.
Sometimes I make a pan of each, and both pans vanish instantly.
For Cinnamon rolls, I use the same roll recipe. I roll the dough out and spread a generous amount of melted or softened butter over the top of the dough. Sprinkle a very generous amount of brown sugar over the butter. Sprinkle a generous amount of cinnamon over the brown sugar. Top that with a handful of raisins and Roll. I’ve even had Cinnamon rolls with Chocolate Chips and and toffee bits and that is over the top delicious as well. If I made those in this home, my husband wouldn’t touch them! ugg.
I’ve posted this recipe before, but you asked and I answered. It’s also nice to get a chance to re-do old pictures that really stink! Slowly but surely, I hope to get rid of all the pictures that I posted, when this blog first began. Sometimes I don’t feel that I’ve learned one thing, until I view some of the oldie goldies.
I read and study my camera and articles on photography, and magically I’ve forgotten everything the next day!
This dough is versatile.
You can also skip the “sweet” and just make dinner rolls . . . or both like I did yesterday.
The bread dough has doubled, and is now ready to roll!
I wanted dinner rolls to go with the Chicken Pot Pie Crumbles.
I went ahead and prepped for the orange rolls.
I threw a few punches into the bowl of dough.
I stole just enough dough, for a pan of Crescent style rolls.
Roll it out into a big circle and brush with melted butter.
With a pizza wheel, cut the dough in half horizontally then vertically.
You have 4 sections now.
Cut each of those sections into 3 sections = 12 sections.
Start rolling from the wide end to the pointed end.
Make sure that the end of the point is on the bottom of your roll.
I place 12 rolls on a greased cookie sheet and brush with a bit of melted butter.
Cover with a clean kitchen towel.
Place in a warm area to rise and double in size.
FYI: I doubled the recipe below and got 12 dinner rolls and 3 pans of Orange rolls.
Now . . . on to the Orange rolls.
Take 1/2 of the dough that is left in the bowl.
Roll it out into a large oblong shape.
Spread with your butter/sugar/orange rind mixture.
Make sure that if you double the dough recipe . . . you also double the orange glaze as well.
I sprinkle the glaze with Cinnamon and also coconut for my husband.
Note: I actually rolled this starting on the long end . . . even though the picture is a bit deceiving!
Start rolling on the long end.
See all those finger marks across the top of the roll?
That’s where I pinched all the seams together . . . tightly.
I also do all my cutting with plain ol sewing thread.
It cuts perfectly.
My cuts are about 1 1/4 inches thick.
I like to place 12 rolls in my greased pan.
If you doubled the recipe below, you must repeat the whole procedure with the other half of the dough!
It’s COLD today in Idaho.
Crank up you heat or turn the fireplace on.
I cover the pans with clean kitchen towels and place them in front of the fireplace.
It makes for a quick rise.
FYI: The pan on the floor is the first shaped pan of rolls – the dinner rolls.
It started out in front of the fire . . . but got bumped to the floor when the others rolled in.
Let the rolls DOUBLE IN SIZE.
Heat the oven to 350 degrees when the first pan of rolls is ready.
In my case, the dinner rolls are ready to bake first.
When the rolls come out of the oven, brush them with a bit more melted butter.
Try not to eat more than one.
Keep moving . . .
Oh . . . Orange Roll heaven!
Hopefully you’ve made your Confectioners icing while the rolls were rising.
You MUST glaze the rolls hot from the oven.
The icing will sink down into the rolls and they will be over the top delicious.
You have a pan of dinner rolls and 3 pans of Orange rolls or Cinnamon rolls.
You can’t eat them all by yourself!
Give them away . . . quickly . . . nobody will refuse them . . . I promise.
There you have it,
my favorite “sweet” recipe.
For a full picture tutorial with somewhat crappy pictures . . . Click on ORANGE ROLLS.
Below is the original recipe, but I make a few changes.
Check out the full tutorial for those changes.
I glaze the rolls while still warm.
One package of powdered sugar
juice of one orange
1 stick of softened butter
Add enough milk to make nice glaze consistency – beat until nice & smooth.
This is the original recipe, and I change it up just a bit . . . follow the picture tutorial for exactly what I do.