Orange Cinnamon Rolls

I am not a huge cinnamon rolls except for Pillsbury Orange cinnamon rolls, I LOVE them, I wanted to make Adam and I a special Easter breakfast so I found this recipe and mixed them up.

I also have been wanting to buy a microplane and finally bought one to participate in the blogging event Joelen is hosting called Tasty Tools. I used it for the orange for this recipe, but plan to get lots of use out of it in the coming months.
These were not as good as I was hoping, but I will try them again maybe using some frosting to top with.

Sticky Orange Cinnamon Rolls (Razzle Dazzle Recipes)

  • 1/2 cup lukewarm milk
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 tsp active dry yeast

Orange Spread:

  • 3/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 2 tbsp freshly squeezed orange juice
  • 1 tbsp grated orange zest
  • 1 tbsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup almonds or pecans, toasted

Combine all ingredients except orange spread ingredients and nuts in bread pan.

Process on dough setting.

Prepare orange spread by placing butter I bowl of heavy duty electric mixer fitted with flat beater.

Add sugar, honey, orange juice, orange zest and cinnamon.

Cream together for 3 to 4 minutes or until completely incorporated and set aside.

When cycle is complete on dough, turn dough out onto well floured surface.

With rolling pin, roll dough out into a rectangle about 1/4 inch thick.

Using spatula, spread half of the orange spread evenly over dough. Sprinkle nuts over the spread.

Line 10 inch square baking pan with foil and spread remaining orange spread over the foil.

Beginning with long bottom edge, roll up dough jelly roll style and pinch seam together firmly to seal.

Using serrated knife, but dough into 6 rolls. Evenly space rolls in foil lined pan and cover with plastic wrap.

Let rolls rise in warm place for 40 minutes or till doubled.

Place baking stone on middle rack of oven and preheat to 375. Bake rolls for 30 to 35 minutes or till spread in pan is bubbling and dark and the tops of the rolls are dark brown.

Let rolls cool in pan for 5 minutes.

Place another pan over rolls and invert baking pan so the rolls re resting in second pan and the orange spread on the foil is on top of them. Remove the foil. Serve warm from pan.

1 comment:

~Amber~ said...

These sound tasty, but I agree that some frosting on top with probably make them better. :)