After enjoying a few recipes from the KitchenAid Recipe Collections Cookbook we decided to try our hand at the Orange Cinnamon Rolls Recipe. My husband made them early on Saturday morning, using the bread machine to kneed the dough, and what a perfect creation for breakfast. These Orange Cinnamon Rolls were gone in a day and a half, I’m surprised we had that much resistance as they were delicious. I hope my husband makes them again soon.
1/4 cup warm water (100 degrees to 110 degrees)
1 package (1/4 ounce) active dry yeast
1/2 cup fat free milk
1/4 cup granulated sugar
2 tablespoons butter, melted and cooled
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 1/2 to 2 3/4 cups all purpose flour divided
1/3 cup granulated sugar
1 tablespoon grated orange peel
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
2 tablespoons butter, melted
3/4 cup powdered sugar
1 to 2 tablespoons orange juice
To prepare the dough, but all of the wet ingredients including the egg into the bread machine first. Then place the flour, salt, granulated sugar in the bread machine. Next make a small indention for the yeast and set the bread machine to dough and your good to go.
If you want to make them by hand follow these directions.
Combine water and yeast in a large bowl and let stand 5 minutes, stirring until yeast dissolves.
Then whisk the milk, 1/4 cup granulated sugar, butter, egg, vanilla and salt in medium bowl; add yeast to mixture. Add 2 1/2 cups flour and stir until soft dough forms. Then knead the dough until smooth and elastic, about eight minutes (which is why I suggest using the bread machine). Keep slowly adding flour until it is no longer sticky.
Place the dough in a large bowl sprayed with cooking spray, turn over to coat all the dough with spray. Then cover it with a towel and let it rise in a warm place for about an hour or until it has doubled in size.
Now you can make the filling. Combine 1/3 cup granulated sugar, orange peel and cinnamon in small bowl. Coat 2 (8 inch) round cake pans with cooking spray. Divide dough into 2 portions. Working with 1 piece at a time, roll dough into 12 x 8 inch rectangle. Then brush with 1 tablespoon of melted butter. Sprinkle half of filling mixture over dough. Roll up longwise into a jelly roll. Cut into 12 1 inch slices and arrange in the cake pan. Then repeat with the other half of the dough.
Next Cover the dough and lit it rise in warm place for about 1 hour or until doubled in size.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Uncover dough and bake for 18 minutes to 20 minutes or until rolls are golden brown. Then let them stand for 5 minutes on a wire rack to cool.
Prepare the glaze by combining powdered sugar and 1 tablespoon orange juice in a medium bowl. stirring to mix. Add remaining orange juice as needed only a few drops at a time until the mixture is easy to drizzle over the orange cinnamon rolls. Serve warm.