Orange Rolls


  • ¼ cup warm water
  • 1 tablespoon yeast
  • 3 eggs
  • ½ cut butter
  • ¾ cup milk
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ¾ teaspoon salt
  • 4 ½ – 5 cups flour


Dissolve yeast in warm water, set aside for 5 minutes.  In a large mixing bowl mix together eggs, sugar, and salt.  Set aside.


In a small saucepan, melt butter then add milk.  Slowly pour into egg mixture mixing all the time.  Add yeast mixture and 2 cups flour.  Mix until dough is smooth.  Add remaining flour 1 cup at a time.  Only use needed amount of flour to form a smooth yet sticky dough.  DO NOT ADD MORE THAN 5 CUPS OF FLOUR. Cover dough with plastic wrap or aluminum foil.  Place in refrigerator overnight.


Orange filling:

  • 1/2 cup butter – melted
  • 1 cup sugar
  • Juice from 1/2 orange
  • Zest from 1 orange


To make the orange filling:  Combine all ingredients in a medium size bowl and stir to blend.

Butter or grease 2 muffin pans then set aside. Roll into a rectangle.  Spread the melted butter and orange mixture on the dough leaving ½-inch border around the sides.  Roll dough from the long end.  Cut roll into 24 slices and place in prepare muffin pans.  Allow to rise until double in size.  Bake in a 375 degree oven for about 15 minutes or until golden brown.  Immediate remove from oven and flip rolls out onto a cookie sheet that has been lined with parchment paper.  Allow all the orange glaze to drizzle over the rolls.