Orange Rolls

Recipe by Molly53
READY IN: 2hrs 12mins
SERVES: 32
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • 1
    cake yeast, softened in
  • 14
    cup water, lukewarm
  • 12
    cup sugar
  • 34
    teaspoon salt
  • 12
    cup butter, melted
  • 2
    eggs, beaten
  • 1
    orange, juice and grated rind of (you'll need 3/4 cup of juice)
  • 4 12
    cups flour, sifted (amount approximate)
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DIRECTIONS

  • 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.
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