Orange Pull Apart Rolls
On Thanksgiving we were in charge of making the rolls. Of course we made my dad's famous potato rolls, it is a Dixon family tradition and they are the best:) But we also wanted to try something different...baking one thing just wasn't enough. So we tried an orange roll recipe from Martha Stewart.
The rolls were pull apart rolls. Martha wanted us to cut them into squares and stack them in a muffin tin, but we decided to stick with the classic clover leaf rolls. So you still could pull them apart, just in a different fashion:)
The rolls were good. We added extra orange zest and juice, so the flavor was nice and sweet! Between both kinds of rolls we were in heaven...Josh had nine on Turkey Day, but who is counting. It was a day for indulgence:) The potato rolls were my favorite. I liked the orange rolls but I am still on a search for the perfect orange roll recipe. So if anyone has one, please share!
Orange Pull Apart Rolls
Adapted from Martha Stewart
1/4 cup warm water mixed with a pinch of sugar
1 cup scalded milk, cooled slightly
2 large eggs
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
Finely grated zest of 2 oranges
1/4 cup vegetable shortening
3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for dusting
2 1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
5 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
2 tablespoons freshly squeezed orange juice
Vegetable oil cooking spray, for bowl and tins
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Make filling: In a small bowl, mix remaining zest, 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar, and butter. On a well-floured work surface, gently knead dough 3 to 4 times to release air pockets. Roll out dough to an 18-by-14-inch rectangle, dusting with flour as needed. Brush some of the filling over bottom half; fold to enclose. Brush half with filling, and fold again to enclose. Let rest about 5 minutes.
Roll out dough again to a 16-by-10-inch rectangle. Brush half with remaining filling, and fold. Cut into small squares (about 2 inches). Place squares in coated muffin tins, with layers facing up. (We didn’t do the squares. We rolled the dough into three balls, for clover leaf rolls.) Let rise until almost doubled in bulk, 12 to 15 minutes.
Bake until golden, about 15 minutes. Remove from oven; let rest 1 minute in tin, then transfer rolls to a cooling rack.
Make a thick icing by whisking together remaining 2 cups confectioners' sugar and the juice. Drizzle over cooled rolls. Serve.
these rolls look so appetizing!!!! Great for snack!!! ^_^
mmm the rolls are sooo important at thanksgiving and it looks like you brought two awesome types! Hope you had a lovely time :)
These look fabulous! If we were having Thanksgiving together, I'd have to stop myself from trying to put you in charge of everything, because I know that it would all be so wonderful if you made it! These orange rolls look pretty perfect to me. Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving!
These rolls look fantastic!
They look incredible even though I am not a big citrusy bread type. Love good ol fashion bread n buttah! :)
Yum! Those would be great for breakfast!
These little guys look so good! I wish I had some oranges on hand to try them.
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The glaze looks absolutely divine!
These look delicious!
Those rolls look so tempting I just would like to pick one or two *giggle* from my screen and tuck in - YUM
pull-apart rolls are loads of fun to begin with, but flavoring them with orange and topping them with a glaze just makes them irresistible. to me, anyway. :)
there is a bakery in Provo that makes the BEST orange rolls. I wish I could get their recipe...
Yum. What great recipes. I love rolls. My husband loves them even more. I always say he likes to eat "small units of bread".
I was seriously considering baking rolls for Thanksgiving, but I had too much on my proverbial plate as it was.
your orange rolls look so perfect! they're lovely dripping with their glaze and I'll bet they're tender too! You can't beat freshly baked rolls!
Your orange rolls look awesome! I just ran across your blog, and I am loving it! I will be back soon.
I can't get enough of rolls...I'm so addicted. These look yummy!
Yum! I'm going to give this a try with grapefruits!
These pull apart rolls are absolutely beautiful! I could easily throw back nine in a day! No problem! Hope you had a lovely holiday!
Oh yum. These looks so good - I love the dripping glaze. Delicious.
OMG, they look beautiful! A luscious treat! Yummy!
Those rolls look beautiful!!
These rolls look so appetizing - I'll be trying them very soon.
Oh yummy. Homemade rolls are my absolute favorite part of any meal, yours look AMAZING!
I want one.
mmm, these look great :D and i love your list in the previous post - those are some of my favorite things, too :)
I have to try these, I love anything orange! They look wonderful!!
I have been meaning to try orange rolls at home, but there are so many things to make and not enough time! These look yummy. I am interested in the potato rolls too. My brother used to eat at least 20 at Thanksgiving. I think it is funny that you knew how many your hubby consumed :)
NONE rolls??!!!!! I dont want to think about how much food I ate!
Orange rolls sound FAB!!!
Thanks for your SUPER SWEET comment on my blog!!!
Hey, you guys are on a roll! Get it? Hee hee hee. I'm not sure which one I'll love more-- potato or orange-- so can I just hoard them all? ;)
Oh my God these look delicious! Do you know those orange danish rolls made by Pillsbury? Those are my favorite and these looks just as delicious...even more so because they're homemade. Too bad I'm terrible at yeast. :( I may have to try it anyway! :)
I want some for breakfast.
Yum, those look soooo delicious!
I love orange in baking. Those rolls look so cute!
I love the rolls, I am a real bread person.
I haven't tried making clover leaf rolls but have been seeing a lot of them this (Am.) Thanksgiving.
Orange sounds good, I shall give them a try one day soon.
what a lovely treat!!! looks so soft and appealing, i just want a bite... :)
Oh yum!!! I love the clover shape! They are always great to pull apart and douse in butter!
WOW...these look really really good to me! Hope thanksgiving was great Marie! Thanks for stopping by! Cheers Deeba
Those look yummy! The bread is one of my favorite things about Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners.
These look wonderful!
I am definitely going to try these Maria, they look and sound awesome.
They still look perfect!
I love Orange rolls, we had a sister in our last ward that was famous for her orange rolls. She told me that her recipe was in her head and wasn’t very forth coming with ingredients so I never got the recipe but wish I had!
Oh my these look good and amazingly soft!
these look delish! my goodness.
Those rolls look great but I think I'm going to try your potato rolls! I'm currently in search of a great dinner roll and I'm hoping they're it.
Wow those look absolutely divine!
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