My Kitchen Café and it was no surprise that she had a recipe that looked perfect.
These rolls turned out beautifully. I had to modify the dough recipe because I didn't have all the ingredients on hand but, it was tender and the filling a perfect balance of tangy and sweet with just enough orange flavor coming through. I may or may not have eaten four over the span of one hour (yes I realize I might have a problem.) I will be making more very very soon!
Mel’s Kitchen Café modified by A Cook’s Quest
1 recipe dinner rolls (below)
1/2 cup softened butter
1 cup sugar
2 T. freshly squeezed orange juice
Grated orange rind from two large oranges
2/3 cup milk or half and half
6-7 cups flour
In the large bowl of an electric mixer, combine yeast and water. Let stand 5 minutes. Add sugar, shortening, salt, dry milk, 2 cups flour and egg. Beat together until very smooth. Add 2 more cups flour, one at a time, and beat until smooth. Add about one more cup flour, 1/2 cup at a time until well mixed. Turn dough onto a lightly floured board and knead until it is smooth and satiny or utilize your stand mixer to do the work for you. Return dough to an oiled bowl and cover to let rise until about triple in size.
Turn out dough onto a floured board and let the dough rest for 10 minutes so it will be easier to manage if you roll it. Separate dough into three portions and follow orange roll directions above or roll out each portion into a circle and cut into 8 pie-shaped pieces (or 12 pieces if you want smaller rolls). Roll up crescent-style and place on baking sheet Bake at 350 degrees for 12 minutes. Makes 2-3 dozen rolls.
Total Cost $3.52 (.09 each) Not too bad for 36 Rolls!
Powdered Sugar $.26
2 Oranges $.95