Prep 4 hrs
Cook 15 mins
Convent Cookery. Looks like something David Lee would like, wouldn't you boy. I didn't tie these in a knot and they still were nice. They have a light orange flavor--really good.
- 1 teaspoon yeast
- 1⁄4 cup warm water
- 1 cup scalded milk
- 1⁄2 cup shortening
- 1⁄3 cup sugar
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 5 1⁄2 cups flour
- 2 eggs
- 2 tablespoons grated orange rind
- 1⁄4 cup orange juice
- Soften yeast in warm water.
- Combine hot milk, shortening, sugar and salt; cool to lukewarm.
- Add remaining ingredients. Makes a soft dough; cover and let rise 10 minutes.
- Place dough in a greased bowl; cover; let rise until doubled, about 2 hours.
- Punch down; let rest 10 minutes.
- Roll out in 18" x 10" rectangle, 1/2 inch thick.
- Cut strips 10 inches long x 3/4 inch wide.
- Roll strip and tie in knot.
- Put on baking sheet.
- Let rise until double.
- Bake for 12 minutes in a 400°F oven.
- You can ice with orange icing.
Just did these today, I used the dough cycle on my bread machine (only way possible with a boy going through the "terrible twos") I iced them with orange icing and garninshed with more orange zest. these are very good! I don't know if using a bread machine may have altered the taste or texture any, but they were still yummy. I am certainly going to be making these again, maybe with choc or cream cheese icing also.