Saturday, January 15, 2011

Grandma's Orange Rolls

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

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