Lost City Orange Honey Buns

Recipe by Baby Kato
READY IN: 2hrs 10mins




  • In a large bowl, add warm milk.
  • Sprinkle yeast over milk and stir till yeast dissolves.
  • Next add sugar, honey, salt, eggs, orange rind, and half of the butter and flour; beat well.
  • Now mix in the remaining butter and enough flour to form a soft dough.
  • Knead, cover and let rise about 1 hour till doubled.
  • Mix the white sugar, orange rind and sliced almonds together, set aside.
  • Divide dough in half and roll out into an 8 x 12-inch rectangle.
  • Brush both dough rectangles with melted butter and sprinkle the orange sugar filling over top.
  • Roll up from the long edge and slice into 1" pieces.
  • The next step is to combine the honey topping ingredients into a small pot, bring to a rapid boil then pour into a 9x13-inch pan.
  • Place all the sliced buns into the pan with the honey topping, the buns should just fit, cover and let rise 30 minutes, till doubled in size.
  • Bake for 25 minute in a 375°F oven till golden.
  • Upon removing from oven immediately turn the pan upside down onto foil.
  • * Please Note* These buns are best if eaten the same day. Serve warm or at room temperature. Do not put in the refrigerator.
  • *Rising time is included in preparation time (1 1/2 hrs).