Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Orange Rolls

When I saw this recipe on Tastes Better From Scratch, I knew that I wanted to make it right away!  And that I did!  These orange rolls were so light and fluffy.  They were a delicious spring morning treat!  I split this recipe in half and I'm glad I did because we still got 12 giant rolls out of it!

For the Rolls:
1 3/4 cups warm water
2 Tbsp yeast
1/3 cup sugar
2 eggs
1/2 cup butter (1 stick), melted
1 tsp salt
5 cups flour
1/2 cup butter (1 stick), softened
1/2 cup sugar
zest of 2 large oranges

For the Glaze:
2 cups confectioner's sugar
1/2 tsp grated orange zest
2 Tbsp freshly squeezed orange juice

In a small bowl combine the warm water, yeast and sugar. Set to the side for 15 minutes to proof.   In an electric mixing bowl add the eggs, butter, salt, flour and yeast mixture.  Using the dough hook attachment begin to kneed the dough.  Let it combine on low speed until combined then turn up to high speed for 3 minutes.  Cover the bowl and let the dough rest for 10 minutes.  Kneed on medium speed for another 3 minutes then again cover the bowl and let the dough rest for 10 minutes.  Kneed one last time and then let it rest again for 10 minutes. While the dough is resting combine 1/2 cup butter, 1/2 cup sugar and orange zest and set to the side. Divide the dough into 3 balls.  Roll out the dough into 15 x 8 rectangles. Spread the sugar mixture over the dough and roll up.  Using a sharp serrated knife cut the dough into 1 1/2 inch piece and place on a greased sheet pan.  Cover and let rise for 30 minutes.  Heat oven to 400 and bake for 10 to 12 minutes.   While the orange rolls are cooking whisk together the glaze.   Remove the orange rolls from oven and let them sit for 5 minutes before removing from pan and glazing.  Serve warm. 

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