Freshness at its Best with Orange Sweet Rolls

Next to the Caramel Pecan Rolls, these are my favorite!  Well, really it is a toss-up.  I love how fresh the orange juice and zest make these rolls taste.  Added with the delicious butter and you have a hit.  These rolls are also a great idea for a hostess gift.  They freeze perfectly and are always a welcome sight.  Just add some bacon or ham along with coffee or tea and you have the perfect holiday breakfast.  Great for brunch too!

Caramel Pecan Rolls 1 I know, I know these look like Caramel Pecan Rolls but my family couldn’t wait for me to get the photo of the Orange Sweet Rolls.  I pulled the rolls out of the oven, went to get the camera and when I returned, the rolls were gone!.  That is how awesome these Orange Sweet Rolls are.

Orange Sweet Rolls

1 Recipe of Brioche Dough

filling

  • 6 Tablespoons sugar
  • 1 Teaspoon orange zest (more if you like)
  • 1 Tablespoon orange juice
  • 4 Tablespoon unsalted butter, softened to room temperature

Mix together the sugar and butter until smooth and slightly fluffy. Add the orange juice and zest. Continue mixing until well combined.

Roll out the brioche dough into a 12 x 24 inch rectangle and spread the filling evenly over the top leaving a ½ inch border along the one long edge. Roll up the dough and cut into equal pieces.

Arrange the rolls in an 8 or 9 inch cake pan leaving space for the rolls to proof. Cover and proof until double in size.

Bake for 20 minutes at 350 degrees F or until brown on the top and baked through.

Allow to cool slightly then carefully turn out onto a serving plate and top with the glaze.

GLAZE

cup confectioners’ (powdered) sugar

2 Tablespoon orange juice

fresh orange zest from 1 orange

1 teaspoon vanilla paste

Mix everything together until smooth and the consistency of honey. You make need to add more orange juice or powdered sugar to get the right consistency.

Evenly spread over the baked orange sweet rolls. Serve warm

NOTE:  Make some Orange Butter to go along side the rolls.  Just combine soft butter with orange juice and zest using an electric mixer.  Mix until smooth and well combined.  Super easy to make and you will look like a culinary rock star!

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