Total Time
1hr 20mins
Prep 1 hr
Cook 20 mins

Delicious warm rolls with a hint of citrus, from the Lion House Recipes Collection.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Dissolve the yeast and pinch of sugar in 1/4 cup water.
  2. Heat milk, butter, 1/2 cup sugar and salt until butter is melted.
  3. Cool to lukewarm and beat in yeast mixture, eggs and 1 cup of flour.
  4. Let rise until bubbly.
  5. Gradually add remaining flour and beat well with spoon or mixer.
  6. (It is not necessary to knead.) Cover and let rise till double in bulk.
  7. Mix 1/2 cup softened butter, 1/2 cup sugar and grated orange rind.
  8. Roll dough out on lightly floured surface into rectangle and spread with sugar-orange mixture.
  9. (Save a little sugar mixture to sprinkle over rolls when done.) Roll up as for cinnamon rolls.
  10. Cut into slices and place in greased muffin tins.
  11. Let rise till double.
  12. Bake at 375 degrees F for 15 to 20 minutes.
  13. Sprinkle with reserved sugar mixture.


Most Helpful

Amazingly delicious, the perfect breakfast bread! After I zested the orange I juiced it, and added milk to that to make up the 1 cup of liquid called for in the recipe. My favorite way to eat this is with a shmear of cream cheese and then a little orange marmalade on top. My youngest Dornette, Adiya, likes them with chocolate spread inside (chocolate and orange, yummmmm!). Leta, you've added another addiction to this household. I can't wait to try this as a challah!

Mirj May 12, 2003

These are very nice rolls with a subtle orange flavor. I changed the method on this recipe a bit. I mixed the orange zest with the sugar, but instead of mixing in the butter, I melted it (used half the amount) and brushed it on the dough. Then I sprinkled over the orange sugar and reserved some for the topping. I also brushed a mix of orange juice and butter on the rolls when they came out of the oven. I thought the dough was too soft and difficult to work with, but didn't want to add more flour and risk tough rolls. I thought these turned out a bit bland, but not sure what to do to liven them up without upsetting the delicate flavor.

SassyStew September 05, 2007

Leta, the end result of these rolls was absolutely delicious! Nice and light-tasting! I had a little problem with the recipe not being very clear in places. I wasn't sure what 'let rise until bubbly' meant (it was bubbly right after I stirred it)...I let it sit for 15 min. Also, a size for the rectangle would have been helpful (I chose 18"X12") as would a size for the slices (I used 1"). And because of the butter, my sugar mixture was pastey so I wouldn't have been able to 'sprinkle' it over the rolls...instead I used all the mixture on the inside and just before baking, brushed the tops with 3 tbsp orange juice concentrate mixed with 1 tbsp brown sugar. As I said...absolutely delicious and I will definitely be serving this to my brother and his wife when they visit...they own a B&B in Yellowknife! Thanks Leta! M&Mers

M&Mers October 13, 2003

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