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Speedy Orange Rolls

"The soft and tender pillows are simply irresistible warm from the oven, fragrant with fresh orange filling and frosting. Make a double batch for your family and start a sweet new tradition."  Laura K

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This recipe makes 14 rolls
Ingredients
Red Star Platinum or Active Dry Yeast2+1/4 tsp (one packet)
Water1/2 cup
Egg1
Bread Flour1+3/4 cups
Sugar1 TBSP
Salt1 tsp
Soft butter or margarine2 TBSP
Filling / Frosting
Confectioners' sugar1+1/2 cups
Grated rind of 1 orange1
Soft butter3 TBSP
Orange juice2 TBSP
Directions

Recipe featured at Tutti Dolci.

 

Have water at 110°-115°F and all other ingredients at room temperature.

 

Dissolve the yeast in water. Let stand 3 to 5 minutes; stir. Blend in the egg, 1/2 the flour, sugar salt and butter. Beat until smooth. Stir in more flour a little at a time. First use a spoon, then the hand. Dough should clean sides of bowl. Knead on lightly floured board until smooth and elastic. Place dough in lightly oiled bowl and turn to grease top. Cover; let rise until dough tests ripe. Grease 9-inch round pan. Blend Filling/Frosting ingredients. Beat until creamy.

 

Roll dough to a 7 x 14-inch rectangle. Spread with 1/2 the Filling/Frosting. Roll, starting at the wide side. Pinch edge of dough into roll to seal. From 14-inch side, mark dough into 14 equal parts. "Tie-off" (see below) each piece with strong thread. Place in pan (10 around outer edge, 4 in the center). Let rise in warm place until indentation remains after lightly touching. Bake 20 to 25 minutes in preheated 400°F oven. Turn rolls upside down on a rack. Spread with syrup left in the pan. After this has "set", place a piece of waxed paper on the bottom of the rolls, turn right-side-up and place on a rack. Brush rest of Filling/Frosting over rolls.

 

To "Tie-Off" dough, take a piece of strong thread, or dental floss, about 16 inches long, slip under roll of dough and cross on top to cut slices smoothly and quickly.

 


NOTE:  Depending on how tight you roll the dough, you can also place 9 rolls in a 9-inch greased round pan and remaining 5 rolls in another greased small baking dish. Bake at 350°F for 20 minutes, until golden.

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