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Fresh and flavorful Orange Sweet Rolls take just one hour to make and are perfect for Mother's Day, or any special breakfast or brunch!

Orange Sweet Rolls

Fresh and flavorful Orange Sweet Rolls take just one hour to make and are perfect for Mother's Day, or any special breakfast or brunch!

Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Prep Time: 25 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Yields: 12 rolls
Recipe by Tessa Arias

Ingredients

For the dough:

  • 1 cup lukewarm milk
  • 1/3 cup lukewarm water
  • 1 package (2 1/4 teaspoons) instant yeast*
  • 3 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 3 1/2 cups (445 grams) all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon fine salt

For the filling:

  • 3 tablespoons (43 grams) unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 cup (200 grams) orange marmalade
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup (100 grams) light brown sugar

For the icing:

  • 3 tablespoons heavy cream
  • 1 cup (125 grams) powdered sugar
  • 2 teaspoons orange zest

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F.

For the dough:

  1. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the dough hook, combine all the dough ingredients and stir until combined. Turn the mixer on medium speed and knead for 5 minutes, or until smooth. Remove the dough to a floured work surface, cover, and let rest for 10 minutes.

For the filling:

  1. In a small bowl combine the butter, marmalade, and salt.
  2. After the dough has rested, use a floured rolling pin to roll it out into about a 9 by 15-inch rectangle. Spread the butter mixture all over, leaving a 1/2-inch border at the far edge. Sprinkle the sugar all over. Roll the dough up, pinching with your fingers to keep it tightly rolled. Press the seam to seal before positioning the log seam side down.
  3. Use a very sharp knife to cut off the ends then cut the dough into 11 to 12 equal pieces. Place in greased pie pan or 9 by 13-inch baking pan.

MAKE AHEAD:

  1. At this point you could cover and refrigerate the rolls overnight then let them come back to room temperature for 1 hour before baking.
  2. Bake for about 20 to 25 minutes, or until lightly golden brown. Let cool on a wire rack for at least 5 minutes.

For the icing:

  1. While the rolls cool, whisk together the icing ingredients until smooth. Drizzle all over the warm rolls and serve.

Recipe Notes

This recipe works so quickly because of the instant yeast!