I came across this version of Orange Rolls in an old family History book . It was fabulous !!
Orange Rolls(printable version)
2 packages dry yeast (4 1/2 tsp.)
1/2 cup warm water
1 TB sugar
Combine in a large bowl. Let sit until frothy, about 10 minutes.
1 cup scalded milk
1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup sugar
3 eggs, beaten
5 cup flour
1 tsp salt
Melt the butter in the warm milk. Mix milk/butter mixture, sugar, yeast mixture, eggs and 1 cup of flour. It will be a very loose "dough".
Let rise 1 hour, or until light and bubbly. Mix remaining flour with 1 tsp. salt. Add to dough.
Stir well, then knead lightly until smooth. Place dough in a greased bowl, turning once to evenly grease dough; cover, let rise until dough doubles in size.
While the dough is rising, mix the Orange Filling.
1 cup butter, softened
1 1/2 cups sugar
3-4 grated orange rinds
Divide dough in half. Roll each half into a rectangle, 1/4 to 1/2 inch thick.
Spread Orange Filling evenly over dough. Roll up dough like a jelly roll, and cut horizontally into 1" thick slices. Place in well-greased muffin tins. Let rise until rolls double.
Bake 10 minutes at 400. Makes 3-4 dozen rolls!
I topped mine with a simple icing glaze and instead of vanilla I added orange juice.
4tbls of melted butter , the juice and rind of 1 small orange and powdered sugar to get the consistency you desire .. Enjoy