Monday, January 24, 2011

Orange Yum-Yum Rolls

Yum Yum!
Smell the citrus? the sugar?
That is about all I can say about this beautiful concotion of homemade bread, fresh grated orange rind with freshly squeezed orange juice and sugar!
So, I will say it again, "Yum-Yum!"

No, I really have much more to say, plus the recipe, so you can enjoy your own...

Orange Yum-Yum Rolls
from Granny's Kitchen
Makes 24
Great for wake-up time, or anytime!


1 pkg. active dry yeast
¼ C. lukewarm water
6 T. butter, melted
¼ C. Sugar
1 tsp. salt
2 eggs
½ C. sour cream, warmed
3 ½ C. flour, divided

4 T. butter, melted
¾ C. sugar
2 T. grated orange rind

1 C. confectioners’ sugar
2 T.butter, melted
1 T. orange juice


Dissolve yeast in warm water.

In large mixing bowl combine butter, sugar, salt, eggs, and sour cream.

Stir in dissolved yeast.

Add 2 C. of flour to liquid mixture and beat until smooth.

If using an electric stand mixer now switch to dough hook and add 1 ½ C. of remaining flour. Knead dough until smooth. (*note if do not have stand mixer just stir in remaining flour and knead by hand.)

Put dough in large greased bowl, turning to coat.

Cover with plastic wrap and let rise in a warm place until double in size.

Punch dough down; knead on a floured surface a few times.

Divide in half. Roll each ½ into a 12 inch circle.

Brush each with 2 T. of butter melted.

For filling: Combine ¾ C. Sugar and 2 T. grated orange rind.

Sprinkle each circle with half of the sugar-orange mixture.

Cut each half into 12 wedges (like a pie)

and roll each wedge up into a crescent shape

Place rolls, point side down, in a greased 9x13 pan.

Cover and let rise until double in size.

Bake at 350 degrees F for 20 to 30 min. or until golden brown on top.

Place on cooling rack.

Combine glaze ingredients , confectioners’ sugar, melted butter, and orange juice and drizzle over warm rolls.
Bon Appetit!
This is a really amazing recipe and treat! I was prompted to make these because I had a lot of oranges around the house and sour cream in the fridge but I will definitely be making this over and over.

I was impressed with the outcome. Bakery quality! (and I am not just saying that b/c I made them, it is more like I can't believe I made these!!!)

So if I can make them, you can make them and feel like you just went to an upscale bakery and paid a fortunate for this little piece of sweetness!

Until next time,
Happy Baking!


  1. These look so delicious !
    My sweet tooth is saying; " Please send me some "
    How much for a " Baker's Dozen " ?

  2. These sound like a great treat! I've never been a fan of cinnamon rolls, so these would be much better in my book :) Happy Monday!!

  3. Thanks for add on FoodBuzz! I love working with yeast, it's so amazing when you observe the dough huffing and puffing and than rising some more! Beautiful pictures and I especially like the personal touch with comments underneath the pics! Looking forward to find more yumminess on your blog:)

  4. I'm on your blog for the first time and I love it already! Thanks for sharing.

  5. R. Nesselrodt: Would glady send you some!

    Kori: The citrus flavor is great in these!

    Mateja: I am starting to love working with yeast dough as well. It is an amazing creation isn't it?! Thanks for the follow!

    Something good: Glad you love the blog! Appreciate your kindness! Love sharing!

  6. These look fabulous!! I love the crosshatched pretty :)

  7. Your whole blog is making my mouth water. I am not so sure these with sausage balls what I need to eat, but I am making these and sausage balls tommorrow, LOL!

  8. SweetSugarBelle: Thank you so much for visiting my blog! Hope you return often. Glad you are going to make some of these!!! I love both these and the sausage balls, but I definitely keep getting in my stash of these! The fam loves the sausage balls!!!

  9. I love citrus flavors - always brightens everything up. Perfect for tea time!

  10. These sound amazing! And they look so simple to make! Looks like a great breakfast to me.

  11. Your rolls look fabulous!!! My hubby adores orange rolls...he'd be thrilled to find these in our kitchen :)

  12. I love orange flavored rolls and these look fabulous.