Sunday, May 8, 2011

Linda Schlauder's Famous Orange Rolls

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!


Kc said...

Yum these sound so good!! :) May have to try them sometime soon...


Grama Linda said...

Thanks for putting this recipe on your blog...and I'm so happy your family enjoyed them. They are pretty addicting, my brother once ate 12 at one family gathering!!