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Two Peas and Their Pod: Recipe for Orange Rolls

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Recipe for Orange Rolls

Thanks everyone for your kind comments. My boss let me leave my work trip because I was so sick, Josh came to my rescue. I am feeling better, not great, but better. Thanks again for all of your well wishes.

We enjoyed Easter dinner at the Dewey's this year. They are not technically family, but close enough:) They always include us in their family events, they are too good to us! We had a huge feast on Easter: Honey Baked ham, roasted asparagus, fresh green beans, salad, fresh fruit, sweet potatoes, and orange rolls. Everything was super tasty.

Today I am sharing the orange roll recipe. We kind of cheated though, we used Rhodes rolls since we were short on time. We usually make homemade rolls, but we thought we would give these a try.

We let the dough thaw out on the counter and twisted them into knots. We then dipped them in butter and a mix of orange zest and sugar. We let them rise for about 40 minutes and baked them up. We let them cool for a bit and then smothered them in an orange glaze.

I usually turn my nose up to store bought baked goods and mixes, but these orange rolls were OH SO GOOD! I loved them! The rolls were light and fluffy and the orange sugar and glaze really made them special. Everyone devoured them. There were no leftovers and we made a ton! I think we will have to make these every Easter! A new tradition!

Rhodes Orange Rolls

(Printable Recipe)

1 package of Rhodes frozen roll dough
Butter, softened
Orange zest
Powdered sugar
Fresh orange juice

1. Let the frozen dough thaw out on the counter for about two hours.
2. Once the dough is workable, but still cool, roll the dough balls into ropes and then tie a knot.
3. Dip the knots in softened butter.
4. Combine the sugar and orange zest with your fingers. Dip the buttered knots into the orange/sugar mixture.
5. Place rolls in a greased pan and let rise for at least 40 minutes or until doubled in size.
6. Bake at 350 degrees for about 15-20 minutes, until they are golden.
7. Let the rolls cool. Make a glaze by combining powdered sugar, orange zest, and fresh orange juice. Whisk until smooth. I didn't measure but you want the consistency to be a glaze.
8. With a spoon ice the rolls with the orange glaze.
9. Eat up!

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Blogger LizNoVeggieGirl said...

Hope you continue to feel better!!

Mmm, luscious orange rolls.

5:11 AM  
Blogger Erica said...

So glad you're home. Ugh- the flu is the worst! Josh rocks for coming to get you!

Glad you had such a nice easter. These rolls sound awesome! I love how big knots in rolls only make them better!

5:18 AM  
Blogger Foodie with Little Thyme! said...

These look so good. I'm going to make them this weekend.

Glad you are on the mend.

5:27 AM  
Blogger Steph said...

I'm glad you're feeling better! Those orange rolls look yummy.

5:30 AM  
Blogger Meg said...

Keep feeling better!

These look delicious and I love how they are tied in little knots.

5:35 AM  
Blogger Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

These rolls are so tempting! A flavorful breakfast treat!



5:40 AM  
Blogger sugarlens said...

There is nothing worse than traveling when you are sick. Ugh. Glad to hear you are home and feeling a bit better.

What a great idea to put some homemade touches to store-bought rolls. Excellent!

5:43 AM  
Blogger Allie said...

I think being in your own home is a medicine in itself!

I like how you made them in knots and the orange glaze looks really yummy!

5:47 AM  
Blogger vanillasugarblog said...

So glad you are home!
You have a good boss too.
Nice rolls, I think I love the glaze, could lick the glaze off all the tops! LOL

6:19 AM  
Blogger The Purple Carrot said...

Your Easter dinner sounds delicious and those rolls looks so very tasty ... mmm!!

Glad you're feeling better!

6:23 AM  
Blogger Katherine Roberts Aucoin said...

These look fabulous and wonderful for an Easter celebration. Wait, they would be great anytime.

Sorry to hear you have the flu. I'll keep you in my prayers for a speedy recovery.

6:26 AM  
Blogger Debbie said...

They look wonderful! Great idea.

6:36 AM  
Blogger Jersey Girl Cooks said...

Sometimes shortcuts are the way to go and surprise you with how good they taste. Hope you feel better!

7:02 AM  
Blogger Pearl said...

i'm glad that you're home resting - hope you continue to rest up and get better!

you and josh are so cute; i hope that one day i'll have a husband who is that adventurous in the kitchen, as well. COOKING, i mean.

7:26 AM  
Blogger Netts Nook said...

Maria what a great idea to make the knot. They are my favorite looks great. Are you sure you only have the flu?????(Just Kidding) I hope you are feeling better.

7:31 AM  
Blogger Jeff said...

Happy to hear you are feeling somewhat better.

I like the addition of the orange to the rolls. Nothing wrong with frozen heck saves a ton of time especially if they are good quality and you have other stuff you are trying to cook.

7:34 AM  
Blogger Sophia Lee said...

wow! those look so amazing! I'd add some candied peel to it, or some raisins or something!
hope you feel better!

7:42 AM  
Blogger Daziano said...

Oh, I didn't know you were sick! I'm glad to hear you're feeling better now!

7:52 AM  
Blogger Leslie said...

I hope you feel back to normal soon.
Frozen dough can be a lifesaver!

8:26 AM  
Blogger The Food Librarian said...

Glad you got home safely! What a nice husband you have to drive out to pick you up. These rolls are just lovely!

8:54 AM  
Blogger Sara said...

I love Rhodes dough! These look great...I've never had an orange roll.

9:39 AM  
Blogger Gaby said...

Your easter sounded fabulous! And those rolls look yummy :) keep feeling better! hope you can start eating a little more today!

10:31 AM  
Blogger Teanna DiMicco said...

OMG that is amazing! I have never heard of orange rolls, but that looks incredible!!! I hope you are recovering!

11:10 AM  
Blogger Cookie baker Lynn said...

Glad you're feeling better. These rolls look like a wonderful addition to an Easter brunch!

11:27 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Hope you're starting to feel better Maria!! Those look amazing. I love when orange is incorporated into anything baked.

11:27 AM  
Blogger Tangled Noodle said...

I'm in such trouble when something this delicious-looking is so easy to make!

12:49 PM  
Blogger Snooky doodle said...

hope you ll feel better soon! these orange rolls look delicious :)

12:57 PM  
Blogger Katrina said...

Glad your starting to feel better.
I LOVE orange rolls. My MIL makes some killer ones, but we helped once for Thanksgiving and they were LOADED with melted shortening, among other things. They were SO good! Rhodes does sound like a great, easy way to have those yummy rolls!

1:05 PM  
Blogger Meghan said...

I'm sorry to hear you were sick! I must have missed your last post - it's been a crazy week! I LOVE Rhodes rolls! Yours look delicious.

1:09 PM  
Blogger Barbara Bakes said...

I know I would love these rolls! I have some Rhodes dough in the freezer right now!

2:49 PM  
Blogger Half Baked said...

Glad your feeling better. Those orange rolls sound divine!

3:29 PM  
Blogger Bunny said...

I need these, no seriously!

4:14 PM  
Blogger Shannon - said...

yumyumyum those look DELISH! Thanks for sharing the recipe ;)

4:49 PM  
Blogger Reeni said...

They look scrumptious!! Hope your feeling better!

5:35 PM  
Blogger Rachelle S said...

ooh these look great! I once bought orange rolls you buy and bake, you know, ones from the can and I loved the orange flavor. I bet these were better, and homemade ones would be even better! :)

6:03 PM  
Blogger Pam said...

Glad you are on the mend. The orange rolls look wonderful! I wish I had a few for dessert right now.

7:27 PM  
Blogger Dragon said...

I love these adorable rolls!

7:28 PM  
Blogger Heather said...

those are gorgeous and so creative! feel better :)

7:29 PM  
Blogger Monica H said...

First off, I've been craving orange rolls and second I almost bought frozen dough last night and I talked myself out of it- Darn it!

7:58 PM  
Blogger Manggy said...

I hope you get well really soon :) These rolls look superb-- I hope you continue to make your dad's, though! ;)

10:22 PM  
Blogger Donna-FFW said...

Feel better, honey.. I love your shortcut rolls. LOVE them.. Thanks for this.. I can actually make these and everyone in my family will eat them!

4:58 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OH MY GOODNESS!! Those would make me feel better no matter HOW badly I felt! YUM!

6:57 AM  
Blogger Lincoln said...

A Quick Survey:

We had asparagus for Easter.
Is the word "asparagus" singular or plural?

I would like one asparagui? Oh forget it make it two asparagus?

Or two Asparaguesses?


Let me splain something, that I take offense to in your post. "Technically" not family. Josh is my brother...and when you chose to marry him....You just ended up with two sets of in-laws.

Besides if your marriage didn't get you adopted into the Dewey family I think Swimming Pool Blood Basketbrawl sealed the deal.

7:20 AM  
Blogger Mermaid Sews said...

Yummy, these look so good, wish I could have one right now.

7:56 AM  
Blogger Ingrid_3Bs said...

Ha, Maria! See it's okay to like "semi-homemade" desserts. Bet you'd like those monkey bread muffins, too. :)

Thanks for sharing this recipe. It's one I know we'd love!

10:04 AM  
Blogger grace said...

glad you're beginning to feel better!
meanwhile, i don't consider what you've done here cheating in any way, shape, or form. your rolls are luscious and that's all there is to it. :)

10:07 AM  
Blogger pinkstripes said...

Those look wonderful. I hope you are feeling better!

10:40 AM  
Blogger A_and_N said...

hope you've fully recouped :) Orange is good because it has Vitamin C, which is good for flu :) I love the glaze on the rolls!

11:56 AM  
Blogger Jennifer said...

I love anything with orange zest added! My kids/hubby love fresh rools so this is must make.

4:18 PM  
Blogger Cristine said...

So yum! Glad you are starting to feel better!

12:26 AM  
Blogger Kyla said...

MMMMM, orange rolls. Jon thought you would tease him and write how he ate eight of them!

10:11 AM  
Blogger Elyse said...

Mmm, I love orange rolls. They're one of my favorite breakfast (or really, all-day) treats. I need to make these right away; I'm super craving them now. Hope you're feeling better!

10:41 AM  
Blogger Heather said...

I made this rolls this morning for my sister in law's bridal shower. They tasted amazing, everyone loved them. They are perfect because they are not too rich.

Thanks for the great recipes!

3:48 PM  
Blogger Culinary Wannabe said...

Those Pillsbury orange rolls were me and my siblings absolute fav for breakfast. We used to beg my mom to make them and then fight over who would use up the most icing. Too bad my husband doesn't like orange - what a weirdo! :)

10:13 AM  

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