Homemade Orange Sweet Rolls

Homemade Orange Sweet Rolls

Course: Breakfast / Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Cinnamon Rolls
Prep Time: 1 hour
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 35 minutes
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 398kcal
Author: Kris Longwell
These Homemade Orange Sweet Rolls are everything you think they should be...and more. Heavenly and delicious.
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Ingredients

FOR THE DOUGH

  • 3 2/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/4 oz package active dry yeast
  • 1/2 cup whole milk
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 6 tbsp unsalted butter cubed
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 2 tsp Kosher salt
  • 1 large egg lightly beaten

FOR THE SWEET ROLLS

  • 6 tbsp unsalted butter softened
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 tbs orange zest

FOR THE ICING

  • 1 tbsp orange zest
  • 2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 4 tbsp fresh orange juice

Instructions

MAKE THE DOUGH

  • In a large bowl of a stand mixer, fitted with the paddle attachment, combine flour and yeast.
  • In a medium saucepan, combine milk, sour cream, butter, sugar and salt and cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until mixture reads 120 F on a candy thermometer.
  • With mixer on low speed, carefully add milk mixture to flour mixture.
  • Add egg and beat until dough forms. Turn off mixer.
  • Switch to dough hook attachment and beat at medium speed until dough is smooth and elastic, approximately 5 minutes (Dough should pull away from sides of bowl, but still stick to bottom).
  • Spray a large bowl with nonstick cooking spray.
  • Place dough in prepared bowl, turning to coat top.
  • Cover, and let rise in a warm draft-free place until dough has about doubled in size, approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes.

PREPARE THE SWEET ROLLS

  • Spray a 9-inch round pan (2 inches in height works well) with nonstick cooking spray. Set aside.
  • Lightly punch down the prepared dough and on a lightly floured surface, roll dough into a 14"x10" rectangle.
  • Spread butter (6 tablespoons) evenly over dough.
  • In a small bowl, stir together sugar (3/4 cup) and zest (2 tablespoons) then sprinkle over butter.
  • Starting on one long side, roll dough into a log; pinch seam to seal.
  • Slice into 9 to 10 rolls.
  • Place rolls in prepared pan.
  • Cover, and let rise in a warm draft-free place until almost doubled in sized, approximately 45 minutes.
  • Pre-heat oven to 350 F.
  • Bake, uncovered, until golden brown, approximately 35 minutes.
  • Let cool in pan on a wire rack for about 20 minutes.

MAKE THE ICING AND FINISH THE ROLLS

  • In a medium bowl, stir together remaining 1 teaspoon zest, confectioners' sugar, and orange juice until smooth.
  • Drizzle and smear icing over warm rolls.

Nutrition

Calories: 398kcal