Recipe for Orange Rolls

Thanks everyone for your kind comments. My boss let me leave my work trip because I was so sick, Josh came to my rescue. I am feeling better, not great, but better. Thanks again for all of your well wishes.


We enjoyed Easter dinner at the Dewey’s this year. They are not technically family, but close enough:) They always include us in their family events, they are too good to us! We had a huge feast on Easter: Honey Baked ham, roasted asparagus, fresh green beans, salad, fresh fruit, sweet potatoes, and orange rolls. Everything was super tasty.

Today I am sharing the orange roll recipe. We kind of cheated though, we used Rhodes rolls since we were short on time. We usually make homemade rolls, but we thought we would give these a try.

We let the dough thaw out on the counter and twisted them into knots. We then dipped them in butter and a mix of orange zest and sugar. We let them rise for about 40 minutes and baked them up. We let them cool for a bit and then smothered them in an orange glaze.

I usually turn my nose up to store bought baked goods and mixes, but these orange rolls were OH SO GOOD! I loved them! The rolls were light and fluffy and the orange sugar and glaze really made them special. Everyone devoured them. There were no leftovers and we made a ton! I think we will have to make these every Easter! A new tradition!



Rhodes Orange Rolls
(Printable Recipe)

1 package of Rhodes frozen roll dough

Butter, softened
Sugar
Orange zest
Powdered sugar
Fresh orange juice

1. Let the frozen dough thaw out on the counter for about two hours.
2. Once the dough is workable, but still cool, roll the dough balls into ropes and then tie a knot.
3. Dip the knots in softened butter.
4. Combine the sugar and orange zest with your fingers. Dip the buttered knots into the orange/sugar mixture.
5. Place rolls in a greased pan and let rise for at least 40 minutes or until doubled in size.
6. Bake at 350 degrees for about 15-20 minutes, until they are golden.
7. Let the rolls cool. Make a glaze by combining powdered sugar, orange zest, and fresh orange juice. Whisk until smooth. I didn’t measure but you want the consistency to be a glaze.
8. With a spoon ice the rolls with the orange glaze.
9. Eat up!

Maria

I’m Maria and my husband is Josh. We share a love of cooking, baking, and entertaining. We enjoy creating recipes that are simple, fresh, and family friendly. We love sitting around the table with good food, good conversation, and good friends and family! Our kitchen is always open!
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  1. So glad you’re home. Ugh- the flu is the worst! Josh rocks for coming to get you!

    Glad you had such a nice easter. These rolls sound awesome! I love how big knots in rolls only make them better!

  2. There is nothing worse than traveling when you are sick. Ugh. Glad to hear you are home and feeling a bit better.

    What a great idea to put some homemade touches to store-bought rolls. Excellent!

  3. I think being in your own home is a medicine in itself!

    I like how you made them in knots and the orange glaze looks really yummy!

  4. So glad you are home!
    You have a good boss too.
    Nice rolls, I think I love the glaze, could lick the glaze off all the tops! LOL

  5. These look fabulous and wonderful for an Easter celebration. Wait, they would be great anytime.

    Sorry to hear you have the flu. I’ll keep you in my prayers for a speedy recovery.

  6. i’m glad that you’re home resting – hope you continue to rest up and get better!

    you and josh are so cute; i hope that one day i’ll have a husband who is that adventurous in the kitchen, as well. COOKING, i mean.

  7. Maria what a great idea to make the knot. They are my favorite looks great. Are you sure you only have the flu?????(Just Kidding) I hope you are feeling better.

  8. Happy to hear you are feeling somewhat better.

    I like the addition of the orange to the rolls. Nothing wrong with frozen heck saves a ton of time especially if they are good quality and you have other stuff you are trying to cook.

  9. wow! those look so amazing! I’d add some candied peel to it, or some raisins or something!
    hope you feel better!

  10. Glad you got home safely! What a nice husband you have to drive out to pick you up. These rolls are just lovely!

  11. Your easter sounded fabulous! And those rolls look yummy πŸ™‚ keep feeling better! hope you can start eating a little more today!

  12. OMG that is amazing! I have never heard of orange rolls, but that looks incredible!!! I hope you are recovering!

  13. Hope you’re starting to feel better Maria!! Those look amazing. I love when orange is incorporated into anything baked.

  14. Glad your starting to feel better.
    I LOVE orange rolls. My MIL makes some killer ones, but we helped once for Thanksgiving and they were LOADED with melted shortening, among other things. They were SO good! Rhodes does sound like a great, easy way to have those yummy rolls!

  15. I’m sorry to hear you were sick! I must have missed your last post – it’s been a crazy week! I LOVE Rhodes rolls! Yours look delicious.

  16. ooh these look great! I once bought orange rolls you buy and bake, you know, ones from the can and I loved the orange flavor. I bet these were better, and homemade ones would be even better! πŸ™‚

  17. First off, I’ve been craving orange rolls and second I almost bought frozen dough last night and I talked myself out of it- Darn it!

  18. I hope you get well really soon πŸ™‚ These rolls look superb– I hope you continue to make your dad’s, though! πŸ˜‰

  19. Feel better, honey.. I love your shortcut rolls. LOVE them.. Thanks for this.. I can actually make these and everyone in my family will eat them!

  20. A Quick Survey:

    We had asparagus for Easter.
    Is the word “asparagus” singular or plural?

    I would like one asparagui? Oh forget it make it two asparagus?

    Or two Asparaguesses?

    Maria,

    Let me splain something, that I take offense to in your post. “Technically” not family. Josh is my brother…and when you chose to marry him….You just ended up with two sets of in-laws.

    Besides if your marriage didn’t get you adopted into the Dewey family I think Swimming Pool Blood Basketbrawl sealed the deal.

  21. Ha, Maria! See it’s okay to like “semi-homemade” desserts. Bet you’d like those monkey bread muffins, too. πŸ™‚

    Thanks for sharing this recipe. It’s one I know we’d love!
    ~ingrid

  22. glad you’re beginning to feel better!
    meanwhile, i don’t consider what you’ve done here cheating in any way, shape, or form. your rolls are luscious and that’s all there is to it. πŸ™‚

  23. hope you’ve fully recouped πŸ™‚ Orange is good because it has Vitamin C, which is good for flu πŸ™‚ I love the glaze on the rolls!

  24. Mmm, I love orange rolls. They’re one of my favorite breakfast (or really, all-day) treats. I need to make these right away; I’m super craving them now. Hope you’re feeling better!

  25. I made this rolls this morning for my sister in law’s bridal shower. They tasted amazing, everyone loved them. They are perfect because they are not too rich.

    Thanks for the great recipes!

  26. Those Pillsbury orange rolls were me and my siblings absolute fav for breakfast. We used to beg my mom to make them and then fight over who would use up the most icing. Too bad my husband doesn’t like orange – what a weirdo! πŸ™‚

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