Tag and Orange Rolls

First Off I’ve been tagged by Stephanie at Fun Foods On a Budget! This is something new and fun. It’s the Seven Random Things tag. So here are The Rules:

Link the person that tagged you and post the rules on your blog.
Share 7 random and/or weird facts about yourself.
Tag 7 random people at the end of your post and include links.
Let each person know that they’ve been tagged by leaving a comment on their blog.

1. About 1 ½ years ago I lost 40 pounds by doing weight watchers. It hasn’t been easy keeping the weight off with my love for cooking. However, I may go up and down slightly but for the most part I have learned proper portion control and a few lifestyle changes, I can keep the weight off.
2. I work part-time for a local newspaper covering city government.
3. My youngest child and only daughter has a genetic disorder called turner syndrome. In addition to that, she was recently diagnosed with high functioning autism and ADHD. Every day is a challenge with her but there is also not a day that she doesn’t bring joy into our lives.
4. I love the Twilight books and will be seeing the movie this weekend.
5. I have lived in Utah my entire life.
6. I am a huge Country music fan. My favorites include Rascal Flatts (been to their concert), Keith Urban (been to his concert), Diamond Rio (been to their concert), Taylor Swift, and Carrie Underwood.
7. I love Dancing with the Stars. If I could be anything else in this life, it would be a Professional Ballroom Dancer. I love to dance and think that it would be a blast. However, I would never trade being a mom to my kids for that. I’ll just have to follow my other passion for cooking.

I am tagging:

Melanie at My Kitchen Cafe
Tina at Mommy’s Kitchen
Amy at The Sisters Dish
Emily at The Open Pantry
Christy at Southern Plate
Sara and Rachel at My Sisters Cucina
Deanna at Deanna’s Corner Cooking

Now on to the recipe! This recipe is one of my absolute, all time favorite roll recipes. This recipe comes from my mom and I’m not sure where she got it, but she’s been making them as long as I can remember. These rolls to often make it to the Thanksgiving dinner table. So if you are looking for something to make for next Thursday on Turkey Day, these would be wonderful. I will be making them again this year. Now these rolls aren’t hard to make, but they do take time letting the dough sit in the fridge and letting the rolls rise. Let me tell you though, they are well worth the wait. These rolls turn out so tender and delicious, you’ll be in heaven! This recipe is good to use for Thanksgiving because you make the dough the night before and put it in the fridge. Then in the morning you can roll them, put on your orange mixture, shape them, and leave them. These babies have to sit for 3-4 hours to raise. I can usually cook them after 3 hours. These rolls are also great to serve at a luncheon, baby shower, or breakfast. The aren’t quite as tender the second day but still taste fabulous.

This is what the dough looks like before it goes in the fridge. I also always mix it by hand with a wooden spoon.

Here is what the look like after baking.
Here’s the finished product, icing and all.

Orange Rolls

2 pkgs. Yeast (1 pkg = 2 ¼ tsp)
½ cup warm water
Combine water and yeast and let sit.
½ cup margarine or butter
½ cup sugar
1 cup hot water
2 tsp salt
Combine butter mixture with yeast mixture.
3 eggs well beaten
4 to 4 ½ cups flour
Let dough sit in refrigerator in fridge overnight in a covered bowl. Dived dough into two balls. Roll each ball out to rectangle.
Melt ½ cup butter and add ½ cup sugar and the rind of 1 orange. Spread mixture over both rectangles. Roll up dough from long size. Cut each roll into 12 pieces and place in greased muffin tins. Let rise 3 to 4 hours. Bake at 375 degrees for 10 to 12 minutes
Top rolls with icing made from powdered sugar and orange juice. (I just use the juice from the orange I got the rind from)
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11 comments on “Tag and Orange Rolls

  • Can I make this dough 3-4 days ahead of time? Can I freeze it?
    I want to save some time because I have to cook every Thanksgiving meals so I want to make it on Sunday instead of day before. Please let me know if it’s possible. Thanks.!

  • First, love your new look! I’m sorry they did away with your cherries. Second, currently on WW and glad to hear of your success! Third, so in love with Twilight (just a recent convert by my students). I have decided that my next husband will have to be a good vampire. Nice to learn some new things. The orange rolls sound yummy!

  • I love orange rolls! They are always so sweet and delicious!

  • Those look so yummy. I am doing our traditional gingerbread house making day next week (Yes, we are a little early, but my niece is a junior now and has too much scheduled for December.). I am going to do this for the morning that we do that.

  • Oh, I will be making these rolls soon. They sound and look just heavenly. Thanks for the tag.

  • Yum, the rolls look divine! I liked reading all the facts about you. You are an amazing mom, I can tell!

  • Those rolls look so good! A must for this holiday season.
    Great Post!

  • Those rolls look fabulous! I am definitely trying this recipe!!

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