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Orange Rolls

These Orange Rolls are light, fluffy, and glazed with a sweet orange glaze.

Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Yield 48 rolls



  • 2 cups milk
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup oil
  • 3 teaspoons salt
  • 6 cups flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 packages yeast
  • 1/2 cup warm water


  • 1/2 cup 1 stick softened butter
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • grated peel of one orange


  • 2 1/2 cups of powdered sugar
  • juice of 1 orange


  1. Stir milk, sugar, oil, and salt together until sugar is completely dissolved. Add 2 cups of the flour and beat well. Add 2 eggs and stir in. Dissolve the 2 Tablespoons yeast (2 packages) in a 1/2 cup warm water and add to flour mixture. Mix in the remaining 4 cups of flour.
  2. At this point you can knead with a Kitchen Aid mixer or put some flour on a pastry board or counter and knead until dough is smooth. Put dough into greased bowl and let rise until double (about an hour) in a warm place.
  3. Divide dough into 6 parts and roll each into a circle.
  4. Spread with 1/6 of the filling mixture and cut into 8 wedges like a pizza.
  5. Roll each into a crescent shape. Cover and let rise at least 1 hour in a warm place.
  6. Bake at 400 degrees for 8-10 minutes. Do not overbake! It's normal for a little of the filling to leak out. That's the nature of the beast.
  7. While rolls are baking prepare the glaze. For the glaze: The measurements don't have to be exact for this. I like to juice the orange and then add powdered sugar to my desired consistency.
  8. Brush on glaze when rolls are still warm.

Recipe Notes

Source: Lisa Poulsen