MOM'S ORANGE ROLLS

 

  • Cooking Time: 8 - 10 minutes
  • Servings: 2 dozen
  • Preparation Time: overnight

Ingredients

  • THE DOUGH
  • 1 cup butter-flavored Crisco
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 t salt
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • Instant yeast
  • 4 eggs
  • 7 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup cold water
  • THE ORANGE SPREAD
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup soft butter or margarine
  • rind from 2 large or 3 medium oranges
  • Filling:

Directions

  • THE DOUGH:
  • In a mixing bowl combine shortening, 3/4 cup sugar, salt, boiling water.
  • Allow water to cool.
  • Mix until combined.
  • Stir in yeast.
  • Add eggs.
  • Alternate adding 1/4 cup cold water with 2 cups of flour while mixer running, using dough hook. Dough should be very sticky once all flour is added.
  • Move dough to well greased bowl.
  • Cover dough with greased plastic wrap and place in refrigerator to rise over night.
  • ORANGE SPREAD:
  • Combine the sugar, butter or margarine and orange rind and mix well.
  • ASSEMBLY:
  • Roll out the dough into a triangle on a well-floured surface until it is about 1/4-inch thick.
  • Spread the orange spread on the dough leaving a 1-inch margin on all sides.
  • Begin rolling from the long side until reaching the other side.
  • Pinch the loose end to the roll.
  • Slice the roll into 1 1/2 inch slices.
  • Place slices in well-greased muffin tins.
  • Allow to rise covered for 2 hours or until double in size.
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 8 - 10 minutes.

Notes

This is a favorite at holiday meals. My kids always hope there are left overs so that they can take them to school in their lunches.

Categories: Roll 

Author Credit: Marsha Newman

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