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ORANGE ROLLS TO DIE FOR

I usually triple this recipe, so that I have some to freeze for later.

Ingredients

Scale
  • 1 cup milk scalded and cooled
  • 3 TBSP Butter
  • 1 cup flour
  • 3 eggs beaten
  • /2 cup white sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon active yeast
  • Beat the above ingredients together and rise for at least 1 hour. You can leave this mixture to rise at least 2 hours if you like.
  • Then add:
  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • Mix that in and rise until double in size.
  • Roll out in 2 rectangles about 28×10
  • Spread dough with:
  • 6 tablespoons melted butter
  • mixed with 1/2 cups sugar
  • rind of one orange
  • GLAZE:
  • One 2 lb bag of powdered sugar
  • juice of one orange
  • 1 stick of melted butter
  • enough added milk for desired consistency
  • 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.

Instructions

  1. Roll dough cinnamon roll style and cut in healthy 1″ sections. I like to use sewing thread. It works wonders. Place in greased 9×13 inch pans. I usually do 3 across and 4 down. It really depends on the size you cut them. Rise until double. Bake at 375 degrees until done through – about 20 minutes. Check the bottom of the rolls, and make sure they slightly brown as well. You don’t want a doughy cinnamon or orange roll.
  2. Glaze the rolls while still warm.
  3. GLAZE:
  4. Melt butter, and let cool slightly. In a large mixing bowl, combine powdered sugar, melted butter, juice of one large orange and blend with mixer as well as you can. It will be very thick. Slowly . . .
  5. Add enough milk to make nice glaze consistency – beat until nice & smooth.
  6. This is the original recipe, and I change it up just a bit . . . follow the picture tutorial for exactly what I do.

Notes

Note: Sometimes when I’m in a huge hurry, I add all the flour & also the salt in the beginning, and skip the 2 hour dough rest, before you add the remaining 3 cups flour and 1 tsp. salt.
Important – Just make sure that you let the dough rise – fully doubled in size, before you roll the dough out to form pull-apart bread or Orange rolls. Once placed in greased pans, let rise again, until fully double in size.
They still turn out beautifully!