Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Sweet Orange Rolls

Drizzled with Orange Reduction.

These sweet orange rolls have a special filling as they use lime zest to flavor the powder sugar, all laid on a bed of melted butter spread evenly on the dough - just before rolling.
They do puff up quite a bit and when you lay them in your baking dish, be careful to leave approx. 1 inch between them.
I chose to use a Pyrex dish with tall rim as I did not want the glaze to pour down on my stove.
They are so good, you will come to the kitchen for more !
They keep well in the fridge up to a week and can easily be reheated in the microwave for 15 seconds.
Let's get bakin' !

For he dough:
1/8 cup milk (use water if you are out of milk)
4-5 gr instant yeast
1/8 cup sugar
1 egg, beaten
3 TBSP butter
1/4 cup sour cream or thick yogurt
1/2 teaspoon salt
220-259 gr flour (almost 2 cups)

For the filling:
1/4 +1/8 cup powder sugar
1/2 to 1 TBSP lime zest (or lemon or orange if you prefer)

For the glaze:
1/4 cup butter (4 TBSP)
1/4 + 1/8 cup sugar
1/4 cup sour cream
1/3 cup orange juice

Soften the yeast in the milk and then stir in the sugar and mix until dissolved.
Transfer that to a large mixing bowl or into your bread machine and add the egg, soft butter, sour cream, salt and flour - and mix until you get a soft, smooth pliable dough. Knead at least 10 minutes by hand and let rise for 1 hour.
If using the bread machine, use the dough cycle.
Grease a baking pan and set aside.
For the filling combine the powder sugar with the zest and set aside.
Now punch down the dough and knead on a lightly floured surface for a few seconds, then roll it into a 12 inch circle.
Spread the melted butter evenly and top with the sugar .
Cut in into 12 equal pieces and start rolling and bend into a crescent shape.

Lift and place point-side down in the baking pan 1 inch apart and let them rise covered loosely until they double in size, which can take between 1 and 2 hours.

Here after rising.

Preheat the oven to 350 F and bake the rolls for 15 to 20 minutes until golden-brown and delicious, keeping an eye on them.

Prepare the glaze while the rolls are in the final step of baking,
Combine all the glaze ingredients into a small saucepan and keep it over medium heat until it comes to a boil.
Boil for 3 minutes stirring constantly so it does not burn.
Pour over the rolls right after taking them out of the oven.
Then indulge !


  1. Never had a roll like these... I love it..thanks!

  2. Ce fain arata ...cred ca sunt minunate, am de slabit 2 kilograme si ma tem ca nu reusesc daca tot ma uit pe blogul tau :)). O sa ma straduiesc sa nu le fac prea curand, desi in gand am inventariat deja daca am tot ce-mi trebuie, sper sa rezist tentatiei ...macar o vreme.

  3. Poti sa faci reteta intreaga si sa pui la congelator jumatate din aluat. Asa ai doar 6 cornuri. Nu e mult, mai ales daca mai ai pe cineva cu care sa imparti.

  4. Wow, these orange rolls look absolutely delicious!

    All that is needed is a good cup of coffee and a couple of these tasty treats.

  5. The photos look great, I will try this recipe soon.

  6. Velva,they really are ! And if paired with coffee or even a glass of tall milk, they are just wonderful. Let me know how they turned out if you make them.

  7. Fresh Local and Best - Please let me know how they turned out !

  8. Very cool blog. Great pics! Welcome to the Foodie Blog Roll, by the way.

  9. Thank you! Feels good to know people appreciate my work.