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Orange Rolls

We travel to my in-laws house in Florida every year after Christmas in Kentucky. I love to bake, especially when we are on vacation because I can make things I have never done before, and while in Florida, orange rolls seemed like a no brainer. This will make approx. twelve rolls.


2 cups whole milk

1/2 cup sugar

1/2 cup vegetable oil

put all these ingredients in a pot and heat til just before boiling... the milk mixture should be warm to the touch, if its too hot then let it cool down. I like to think of it as testing the warmth of a baby bottle on my wrist. Then you are going to add one small packet of dry active yeast (approx 3/4 tablespoon) to the milk mixture and stir til combined. Slowly add the yeast mixture to 4 cups of flour and mix with your hands til combined... don't be afraid to get messy! Cover and let it rise in a non drafty area of your kitchen for one hour.

In a bowl put in 1/2 cup of flour with 1 1/2 teaspoons salt, 1/2 teaspoon baking soda and 3/4 teaspoons of baking powder. Then knead into the dough until all combined.

You have options at this point... you can go ahead and roll out your rolls now and bake or you can cover in saran and put in the fridge to roll out later (up to 3 days)

Filling: 3/4 cup white sugar, 3/4 softened butter, 1 TBSP orange zest and a squeeze of orange juice

Spread some flour out on the counter and then roll out into a large rectangle. The dough should be about 1/2 inch thick, then spread the filling mixture across the dough. Starting at the top slowly roll the dough towards you into a long roll. The easiest way to make even rolls is to cut the long in the middle, then half each of those and then cut them in thirds to make it 12 even rolls.

Bake at 350 for 25-30 mixtures til the tops are browned and the rolls pull apart from each other without being doughy.


2 cups powdered sugar with 2 TBSP orange zest then squeeze in a little fresh orange juice at a time and stir in til the right pouring consistency.


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