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Orange Rolls with Orange Creme Icing

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Orange Rolls with Orange Creme Icing are a refreshing twist on the classic cinnamon roll. You might be surprised how easy they are to make from scratch.

holding an orange roll with icing

Last month I traveled to All Steak in Cullman, Alabama, to try their “world famous” orange rolls.  (I even wrote about it here.)  Some people go crazy over All Steak’s rolls which are made with thin ribbons of dough rolled tightly up with an orange-y syrup poured over top.  I prefer for my rolls to be made with a light and fluffy dough, so I set out to make some orange rolls that are just that – fluffy.  To top them off, I prefer a cream cheese icing.

Orange Sugar

I started off by making orange sugar for the filling.  There is only a light filling in these rolls.  If you like them really sweet, you can double the recipe and use brown sugar for a more intense filling.

Dough sprinkled with orange sugar

The dough is basically a clone for Texas Roadhouse rolls.  I like to place the ingredients in my bread machine and let it do all of the hard work.  Once the dough cycle has finished, I roll the dough out into a rectangle, spread butter on the dough, and then sprinkle it with the orange sugar.  I then roll the rectangle up and then slice it.  I place the slices into a pan that has been prepared with non-stick spray.

Don’t have a bread machine?  Don’t worry.  You can still make them.  Click here to read an article on Taste of Home on how to convert bread machine recipes to regular.

Unbaked orange rolls

I let them rise until they doubled and then bake them until they are golden.

Baked orange rolls in a pan

Once they have cooled, I make an orange creme icing to drizzle over the top.  It is made with some cream cheese and freshly grated orange rind.  Oh my!  I love the icing on top.

squeezing icing on top of baked orange rolls
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Iced Rolls

Orange Rolls with Orange Creme Icing Recipe

Yield: 24 rolls

Orange Rolls with Orange Creme Icing

Orange Rolls with Orange Creme Icing

Orange Rolls with Orange Creme Icing are a refreshing twist on the classic cinnamon roll. You might be surprised how easy they are to make from scratch.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Additional Time 2 hours 30 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 55 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1¼ cups milk
  • ¼ cup honey
  • 4 Tablespoons butter, softened
  • 4 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 packet rapid rise yeast
  • 1 egg

Orange Sugar Filling

  • 4 Tablespoons butter, softened
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons orange zest

Orange Creme Icing

  • 2 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 2 Tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1 & one-third cups powdered sugar
  • 2 teaspoons orange zest
  • 2 Tablespoons orange juice

Instructions

  1. Heat milk in microwave for one minute. Place in bottom of bread machine pan followed by remaining ingredients. Set machine for dough cycle.
  2. When the cycle has finished, remove dough and place on lightly floured surface.
  3. Divide dough in half and roll each half into a large rectangle.
  4. Slather 2 tablespoons of butter on each rectangle and sprinkle with half of the orange sugar.
  5. Starting at longer end, roll the dough up tightly. Cut into 12 slices and place cut-side down in a round pan that has been coated with non-stick spray. Repeat with other half of dough.
  6. Allow to rise for 1 hour or until doubled in size.
  7. Bake at 350 degrees for 12-15 minutes or until golden. Allow to cool and then drizzle with icing.
  8. Orange Sugar
  9. Combine orange zest and sugar.
  10. Orange Creme Icing
  11. Mix cream cheese and butter in a large mixer. Add remaining ingredients and mix until smooth, adding additional orange juice if needed.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

24

Serving Size:

1 roll

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 171Total Fat: 6gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 24mgSodium: 144mgCarbohydrates: 26gFiber: 1gSugar: 9gProtein: 3g

Nutrition information is an approximation.

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These rolls are great for breakfast, with a cup of coffee, or even dessert.

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