Best Orange Cinnamon Rolls

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Orange Cinnamon Rolls: Welcome to our comprehensive guide on making Orange Cinnamon Rolls – a delightful twist on a classic treat.In this article, we will provide you with detailed step-by-step instructions, tips, and tricks to ensure that your orange cinnamon rolls turn out perfectly every time.Get ready to impress your family and friends with this mouthwatering recipe!

Ingredients For Orange Cinnamon Rolls:

For the Dough:
All-purpose flour: 3 cups
Yeast: 1 packet (about 2 1/4 teaspoons)
Milk: 1 cup (warm)
Butter: 1/4 cup (melted)
Granulated sugar: 1/4 cup
Salt: 1/2 teaspoon
For the Filling:
Brown sugar: 1 cup
Cinnamon: 2 tablespoons
Orange zest: From 2 oranges
Butter: 1/4 cup (softened)
For the Glaze:
Powdered sugar: 1 cup
Freshly squeezed orange juice: 3-4 tablespoons
Vanilla extract: 1 teaspoon


Instructions
1. Prepare the Dough
In a large mixing bowl, combine the warm milk and yeast.Let it sit for 5-10 minutes until the yeast activates and becomes foamy.
Add the melted butter, granulated sugar, and salt to the yeast mixture.Stir well.
Gradually add the flour and mix until a dough forms.
Knead the dough on a lightly floured surface for about 5-7 minutes until it becomes smooth and elastic.
Place the dough in a greased bowl, cover it with a clean kitchen towel, and let it rise in a warm place for about 1 hour or until doubled in size.
2. Prepare the Filling
In a small bowl, mix together the brown sugar, cinnamon, and orange zest.
Once the dough has doubled in size, punch it down and roll it out into a rectangle on a lightly floured surface.
Spread the softened butter evenly over the dough, then sprinkle the cinnamon sugar mixture on top.
3. Roll and Slice
Starting from one long edge, tightly roll up the dough into a log.
Using a sharp knife, slice the log into 12 equal-sized rolls.
4. Bake
Place the rolls in a greased baking dish, leaving a little space between each roll.
Cover the dish with a kitchen towel and let the rolls rise again for about 30 minutes.
Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C).
Once the rolls have risen, bake them in the preheated oven for 25-30 minutes or until golden brown.
5. Make the Glaze
In a small bowl, whisk together the powdered sugar, freshly squeezed orange juice, and vanilla extract until smooth.
6. Serve and Enjoy
Once the rolls are done baking, drizzle the glaze over the warm rolls.
Serve the orange cinnamon rolls fresh out of the oven and enjoy the heavenly aroma and flavors!


Conclusion


With our easy-to-follow recipe, you can create delectable Orange Cinnamon Rolls that are sure to impress.Whether you’re baking for a special occasion or simply craving a sweet treat, these rolls are perfect any time of day.Get creative with the ingredients and toppings to make them your own.Happy baking! inspired by spendwithpennies

Quick Tips: Knead the dough on a lightly floured surface for about 5-7 minutes until it becomes smooth and elastic. Place the dough in a greased bowl, cover it with a clean kitchen towel, and let it rise in a warm place for about 1 hour or until doubled in size.

Best Orange Cinnamon Rolls

Difficulty: Intermediate Prep Time 20 mins Cook Time 30 mins Rest Time 90 mins Total Time 2 hrs 20 mins
Cooking Temp: 175  °C Servings: 12 Estimated Cost: 15 Calories: 280
Best Season: Winter

Description

The recipe below takes inspiration from the popular cinnamon buns and introduces a fresh orange flavor. This is a great way to improve your baking skills and amaze your guests with a unique treat.
 

Ingredients

Instructions

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  1. 1. Prepare the Dough

    In a large mixing bowl, combine the warm milk and yeast.Let it sit for 5-10 minutes until the yeast activates and becomes foamy.

  2. 2. Prepare the Filling


    In a small bowl, mix together the brown sugar, cinnamon, and orange zest.
    Once the dough has doubled in size, punch it down and roll it out into a rectangle on a lightly floured surface.
    Spread the softened butter evenly over the dough, then sprinkle the cinnamon sugar mixture on top.

  3. 3. Roll and Slice

    Starting from one long edge, tightly roll up the dough into a log.
    Using a sharp knife, slice the log into 12 equal-sized rolls.

  4. 4. Bake

    Place the rolls in a greased baking dish, leaving a little space between each roll.
    Cover the dish with a kitchen towel and let the rolls rise again for about 30 minutes.
    Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C).
    Once the rolls have risen, bake them in the preheated oven for 25-30 minutes or until golden brown.

  5. 5: Serve:

    Once the rolls are done baking, drizzle the glaze over the warm rolls.
    Serve the orange cinnamon rolls fresh out of the oven and enjoy the heavenly aroma and flavors!

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Nutrition Facts

Servings 12


Amount Per Serving
Calories 280kcal
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 9g14%
Saturated Fat 5g25%
Cholesterol 27mg9%
Sodium 180mg8%
Total Carbohydrate 48g16%
Dietary Fiber 3g12%
Sugars 25g
Protein 5g10%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Note

  • Spread the softened butter evenly over the dough, then sprinkle the cinnamon sugar mixture on top.
  • Once the dough has doubled in size, punch it down and roll it out into a rectangle on a lightly floured surface.
  • Place the dough in a greased bowl, cover it with a clean kitchen towel, and let it rise in a warm place for about 1 hour or until doubled in size.
Keywords: Orange Cinnamon Rolls, Baking, Breakfast, Dessert, Brunch

Frequently Asked Questions

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What's this 'orange cinnamon rolls' all about?

Orange cinnamon roll is a variety of cinnamon roll with orange flavoring. Usually they consist of a sweet dough rolled with cinnamon sugar filling and topped with a sour orange glaze.

Can I prepare orange-cinnamon rolls in advance?

Of course, you may make the dough and put the rolls together and keep them in the refrigerator overnight. In the morning, just let them stay at room temperature for about an hour and then bake them.

May I freeze orange cinnamon rolls?

Yes, you can freeze unbaked orange cinnamon rolls before the last rise. Put them together, tightly wrap them in plastic wrap and aluminum foil, and freeze for up to 1 month. Let them thaw in the refrigerator overnight, then let them come to room temperature and rise before baking as usual.
 

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