These orange rolls are the best! My family goes crazy for them!
prep time 45mins
cook time 24mins
total time 1hr9mins
servings: 12sweet rolls
author: Salt & Baker
3/4cupbuttermilk, room temp
1/2 cup granulated sugar
2 1/2tablespoonsactive dry yeast
grated rind of 1 orange
1tablespoonfresh orange juice
1/4 + 1/8cuporange juice
In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the dough hook, add the water, buttermilk, sugar, melted butter, and yeast. Mix. Let sit for 15 minutes. Add salt, eggs, and flour. Mix for 8-10 minutes. After mixing, allow the dough to rest for 10 minutes.
In the meantime, prepare the filling. In a small bowl add the sugar, orange zest, and orange juice. Stir to combine.
Preheat the oven to 400°F. Place a silicone baking mat on a baking sheet. Or you can use parchment paper. Roll out dough on a greased countertop. (I lightly spray my counter top with cooking spray... I used Bakers Joy). Roll the dough into a 13 (or 14)"x18" rectangle. Using the back of a spoon, smear the softened butter over the top of the dough. Sprinkle the orange sugar filling evenly over the softened butter.
Roll the dough up. Making sure to start rolling on the longer side, so that then resulting cinnamon roll measures 18" in length. Cut into 12 large rolls.* Place the rolls onto the prepared baking sheet. 3 rolls across, and 4 rolls down. Lightly cover the orange rolls and set them in a warm place to rise for 20 minutes. Bake for 20-24 minutes or until lightly golden brown on top, and cooked throughout.
In the bowl of a stand mixer, or with a hand held mixer, beat the butter until smooth. Add the powdered sugar, orange zest, and orange juice. Beat until well incorporated.
When the orange rolls are finished baking, remove from the oven, and let them sit for 3 minutes or so. Frost the rolls when warm. ** Best when served warm and eaten in the same day. However, you can store these in an airtight container for 3 days.
** This frosting recipe makes a lot of frosting. You don't have to use all of it! However, we enjoy a good smear of frosting on our sweet rolls :) Recipe Source: adapted from my Cinnamon Rolls recipe