If you prefer, these lovely rolls may be shaped like Parker House rolls,placing a piece of orange with the membrane removed between the folds. From the Western chapter of the United States Regional Cookbook, Culinary Arts Institute of Chicago, 1947
- Soften yeast in water for a few minutes; add sugar, salt, butter and beaten eggs.
- Mix well until sugar and salt are dissolved; add orange juice and rind.
- Then add 2 cups flour gradually, beating hard for about 5 minutes.
- Mix in remaining flour, not adding any more flour than needed to allow handling as dough should be on the soft side.
- Knead well, cover and let rise until double in bulk.
- Divide dough in half; roll each piece into a circle 1/4" thick.
- Cut each circle into 16 pie-shaped pieces.
- Roll each piece from the wide end towards the point, as for crescent rolls.
- Place rolls on a greased baking sheet with the tip underneath the roll to hold shape; let rise until doubled.
- Bake in a preheated 425F oven for 12 minutes or until golden brown.
- Cool slightly and ice with orange butter icing.