Friday, 10 February 2012

Orange Cinnamon Buns

Happy Friday! Thank god! This week has been a little crazy for me, but I've got skiing to look forward to tomorrow and I was still in high enough spirits to make these beauties tonight after my super long work week. They turned out great considering it was the first attempt. This recipe was a request someone made :) and I encourage more suggestions!

  • 2 1/2 - 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 4 1/2 teaspoons quick rise yeast ( I used Fleischmann's)
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup luke-warm milk
  • 1/4 cup butter, at room temperature
  • egg, at room temperature

  • 2 tablespoons butter, at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  •      2 teaspoons cinnamon
  •      zest from one orange


  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons butter, at room temperature
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3 tsp freshly squeezed orange juice (or milk if you just want to make a plain glaze)

1. Combine 2 cups of flour, yeast, sugar, and salt.
2. Heat milk at a low power in the microwave until lukewarm.

3. Add the warm milk, 1/4 cup butter and egg to the flour mixture and mix at a low speed until ingredients are combined, scraping sides of bowl frequently.
4. Continue to add the remaining flour, 1/2 cup at a time until the dough begins to leave the sides of the bowl.
5. Turn dough out onto lightly floured board and knead until it is smooth and elastic.

6. Spray bowl with cooking spray and place dough in bowl, turning once to bring greased side of dough up.

7. Cover and let rise in a warm place until double in size (about 1 hour).

8. Punch down dough, pull edges into center, and turn over in the bowl; let rise again (20-30 min)
9. While dough is rising, combine sugar and cinnamon for filling.

10. Roll dough into 9"x18" rectangle then spread 2 tablespoons softened butter over dough and sprinkle with sugar and cinnamon mixture, and then orange zest.
11. Roll up tightly beginning at wide side and seal well by pinching edges of roll together.
12. Cut roll into 1" slices by placing a piece of dental floss under roll, bringing ends of floss up and crossing at the top and pulling the ends in opposite directions, cutting through the dough.
13. Spray a large baking pan with cooking spray and place rolls in pan a little apart from each other.
14. Cover pan and let rise until double in bulk (about 20-30 minutes). **I wouldn't say mine necessary doubled after 20-30 minutes, but they did rise a bit more.
15. Bake in a 375°F oven for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown and completely baked through.

16. To make glaze, combine powdered sugar, 2 tablespoons butter, and vanilla in a small bowl; gradually stir in OJ/milk until desired consistency.
17. Cool rolls for about 5 minutes, then spread or drizzle glaze over rolls and serve warm.

* Recipe slightly adapted from Dulce Dough

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