A while back, I mentioned some amazing orange rolls that a friend's mom makes for holiday gatherings. Having spent many Thanksgiving dinners at this home, I (and many others) have come to love and adore these orange dinner rolls. Linda was kind enough to share this recipe me.
Today, I brought these to a Mother's Day family gathering and they. were. a. hit. I may have actually cursed myself because everyone has now asked for these rolls to be brought to all future family gatherings. I am okay with this because they are not incredibly difficult. (No kneading.)
These are delicious.
3 Tablespoons dry yeast
2/3 cup lukewarm water
1 cup butter, chopped
1/2 cup sugar
2 teaspoons salt
2 cups milk, scalded
2 eggs, beaten
6 cups flour
14 Tablespoons butter, softened
1 cup sugar
Grated peel of 2 oranges
In a small bowl, dissolve the yeast in the water. Combine the chopped butter, 1/2 cup sugar and salt in a large bowl. Add the hot milk and mix to dissolve butter. Let stand until lukewarm.
Add the yeast, eggs and flour and mix well to form a sticky dough. (The dough should actually be sticky so don't feel the need to add more flour.) Let rise, covered, in the refrigerator for 8 hours or longer.
Remove dough from the refrigerator 2 to 2 1/2 hours before baking.
Divide the dough into halves and roll each into a rectangular shape on a floured surface. Mix the softened butter, 1 cup sugar, and grated orange peel in a bowl. Spread on the dough. Roll up the dough to enclose the filling. Cut the dough into 1-inch pieces using dental floss or thread. Place into greased muffin cups and let rise until doubled in bulk (about 20-30 minutes).
Bake at 375 degrees for 10-12 minutes or until tops are golden brown. Enjoy!