Homemade Orange Rolls: Tangy Citrus Bliss in Every Bite! 🍊🥐

Homemade Orange Rolls will elevate your breakfast or brunch with their delightful aroma and tantalizing flavor. These rolls, bursting with the zesty essence of fresh oranges and wrapped in a soft, pillowy dough, are a citrusy take on the classic cinnamon roll. They’re perfectly sweet and tangy, and they’ll brighten your morning while leaving your taste buds wanting more. Join us as we walk you through the steps to make these irresistible treats that will have your family and friends asking for seconds!

Ingredients:

For the Dough:

  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 packet (2 1/4 teaspoons) active dry yeast
  • 1 cup milk, warmed
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 2 large eggs
  • Zest of 2 oranges

For the Filling:

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • Zest of 1 orange

For the Orange Glaze:

  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2-3 tablespoons fresh orange juice
  • Zest of 1 orange

Instructions:

  1. Activate the Yeast:
  • In a small bowl, combine the warm milk and a pinch of sugar. Sprinkle the yeast over the surface and let it sit for 5-10 minutes until foamy.
  1. Prepare the Dough:
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour, sugar, and salt. Stir in the melted butter, eggs, orange zest, and activated yeast mixture.
  • Knead the dough on a floured surface for 5-7 minutes until smooth and elastic. Place the dough in a greased bowl, cover with a clean kitchen towel, and let it rise in a warm place for 1-2 hours until doubled in size.
  1. Make the Filling:
  • In a small bowl, mix together the softened butter, granulated sugar, and orange zest until well combined.
  1. Roll and Fill the Dough:
  • Punch down the risen dough and roll it out into a large rectangle on a floured surface.
  • Spread the prepared filling evenly over the dough, leaving a small border around the edges.
  • Starting from one long edge, tightly roll up the dough into a log. Cut the log into 12 equal slices.
  1. Bake the Rolls:
  • Place the rolls in a greased baking dish, leaving space between each roll for rising.
  • Cover the dish with a kitchen towel and let the rolls rise for another 30-45 minutes.
  • Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Bake the rolls for 20-25 minutes until golden brown and cooked through.
  1. Prepare the Glaze:
  • In a small bowl, whisk together the powdered sugar, fresh orange juice, and orange zest until smooth.
  1. Glaze and Serve:
  • Drizzle the warm orange rolls with the prepared glaze. Serve them warm and enjoy the tangy citrus flavor with every delicious bite!

With our Homemade Orange Rolls recipe, you can add a burst of citrusy sunshine to your breakfast table. These soft and fluffy rolls, filled with orange-infused sweetness and topped with a zesty glaze, make an excellent treat for any occasion. These rolls are sure to become a family favorite, whether served fresh from the oven or as a midday snack. So, roll up your sleeves and prepare to enjoy the pleasure of baking and eating these delectable Homemade Orange Rolls! 🍊🥐