Cook2 hrs 30 mins
Posted in response to a request for Orange Cinnamon Rolls, similar to the Pillsbury refrigerated rolls. Recipe is from Betty Crocker's "Breads" cookbook, published in 1974. The first time I try a recipe, I like to write the date beside it. I see that I first made these on May 30, 1977 and my comment was: "VG" ("very good")... (Cooking time includes 2 hrs for letting the dough rise.)
- 1 package active dry yeast
- 1⁄2 cup warm water (105-115 degrees)
- 1 1⁄2 teaspoons orange zest
- 1⁄2 cup orange juice
- 1⁄4 cup sugar
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 egg
- 2 tablespoons butter or 2 tablespoons margarine
- 3 -3 1⁄2 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 tablespoon butter or 1 tablespoon margarine, softened
- 1 cup confectioners' sugar
- 1 tablespoon orange juice
- 1 tablespoon orange zest (optional)
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Dissolve yeast in warm water in lg mixer bowl.
- Add orange peel, orange juice, sugar, salt, egg, butter and 1 1/2 c of the flour.
- Beat 30 seconds on low, scraping bowl constantly; increase speed to medium, beat 2 minutes, scraping bowl occasionally.
- Stir in enough of the remaining flour to make a dough easy to handle.
- Turn dough out onto floured surface and knead 5 minutes and dough is smooth and elastic.
- Cover; let rise in warm place until double, about 1 to 1 1/2 hours (dough is ready if an indentation remains when dough is touched).
- Punch dough down and, on a lightly floured surface, roll into a rectangle 15x9".
- Spread w/ 1 T butter and sprinkle w/ combined 2 T sugar and 1 t cinnamon.
- Roll up, beginning at one of the long sides; pinch edge of dough into roll to seal well; stretch to make roll even.
- Cut roll into 15 slices about 1" wide.
- Place slices slightly apart in a greased oblong baking pan, 13x9x2", or in greased muffin cups.
- Cover and let rise until double, about 30 minutes.
- Bake in a 375 degree preheated oven until rolls are golden brown, about 25 to 30 minutes.
- If desired, mix together confectioner's sugar, orange juice, orange peel, and vanilla; frost while warm.
- Recipe is easily doubled.