Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Orange Rolls.

My mother in law's Orange Rolls are one of my favorite recipes that she makes.  They're soft and fluffy and just about melt in your mouth.  They've become a bit of a Christmas tradition in our house!

Orange Rolls

1 cup shortening
1 cup boiling water
2 tsp. salt
3/4 cup sugar
4 eggs
1 cup cold water
7 1/2 to 8 cups flour
3 pkg instant yeast (6 3/4 tsp) dissolved in 1/2 cup warm water
1 Tbsp sugar

Dissolve yeast and 1 Tbsp sugar in warm water and allow to activate until almost double in size. Set aside. Pour boiling water over shortening, sugar, and salt. Stir until shortening is melted and add cold water, eggs, and dissolved yeast mixture. Mix. Stir in flour and mix well until dough is soft and pliable.  Dough will be quite sticky.  Store in refrigerator overnight. This is a must. Doing so makes for very light and fluffy rolls.

1 cup softened butter
1 cup sugar
Grated orange peel and juice from 2 oranges.

Cream the butter and sugar with a fork. Add grated orange peel and squeeze all of the juice from the oranges over the mixture. Stir until well combined.

Punch down the dough and roll out into a large rectangle, about 1/4 inch thick.  Then spread your filling on and roll up. {I normally do them cinnamon roll style, but I've done them Butterhorn style also and got about 70 smaller rolls} Place on greased cookie sheets and allow to raise for 3 hours.

Bake at 400 degrees for 12-14 minutes.

1 1/2 cup sugar
4 Tbsp frozen Orange Juice Concentrate
1 cup sour cream
1/2 cup butter
Grated orange peel from 1 orange

Put all ingredients into a saucepan and boil for 3 minutes. Brush liberally onto each roll and enjoy! 


Brooklet said...

yum. those pictures looks so yummy. i love this orange roll recipe. I might just have to break it out for the holidays too. Thanks for posting. I am still drooling.

Anonymous said...

I just gained 10 lbs reading this post! Thank you for sharing. :)

Marilyn said...

Ok, I think I totally missed the boat when I didn't trade you cd's for orange rolls. Just sayin'.

tharker said...

It's on! Let me know when you're back and I will bring you some!!

Rachel said...

oh the deliciousness. those look so so so so good. holy awesome, i've got to try them. said...

Wow! These look AMAZING. I would love to try making some homemade orange rolls so I can control how much frosting I put on it! I can't have enough.

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