Orange Rolls Recipe

Orange Roll Dough – 30g or ¼ cup all purpose or bread flour – 120g or ½ cup water – 7g or 1 packet instant yeast – 60g or ¼ cup warm water – 1 tablespoon granulated sugar – 520 g or 4 cups all purpose flour – 125g or ½ cup greek yogurt vanilla or plain – 50g or ¼ cup canola or other flavorless oil – 50g granulated sugar optional, sweetens the dough – 175g or scant ¾ cup freshly squeezed orange juice – Zest of two large orange – 1-2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract or paste – ½ tsp fine sea salt Brown Sugar Orange Filling – 145g or ⅔ cups brown sugar – 75g or ⅓ cup butter softened, salted or unsalted – Zest of 2 orange – 8g or 1 tablespoon all purpose flour – Pinch fine sea salt – 120g or ½ cup heavy cream Cream Cheese Orange Glaze – 2 tablespoons cream cheese – 2-4 tablespoons fresh orange juice – 195g or 1 ½ cups organic powdered sugar – 1 tsp pure vanilla extract or paste – Pinch fine sea salt




Blend 1/2 cup water and 1/4 cup flour in a small pot. A thick paste forms when mixed on low. Reserve after cooking. Add 1/4 cup warm water,  

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STEP  1 .

yeast, and sugar to a dough hook-equipped stand mixer bowl. Let mixture foam for a few minutes. Add flour to yeast, then dough and roux.  

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Slowly knead for 7-10 minutes to clean the bowl. In an oiled bowl, coat, cover, and rise 2-3 hours until almost doubled. Warm kitchens: 2–1.5 hours. Soften butter when rising.

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After nearly doubling, punch and flour the dough. Cream softened butter, brown sugar, and orange zest. Tbsp flour, pinch salt. 

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A 12x16-inch dough rectangle with a half-inch border should be filled. Log dough, ending with the unfilled side. Pan 13x9" grease before baking. 

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Cut the log into 11 large 1" rolls in rows of 2,1,2,1,2,1 with a bread knife or unwaxed dental floss. Under a tea towel, let the dough rise 45 minutes until it leaves a pan indentation.

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Heat the oven to 350 F. Pour heavy cream around rolls before baking. Bake 30 minutes until golden. Your thermometer should read 190 in the center of the rolls.

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Beat cream cheese and orange juice. Smoothly mix vanilla, salt, and powdered sugar. If icing is thick, add juice. Too thin? Add powdered sugar. Serve glazed rolls.

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See Also

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