Orange Rolls

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    These orange rolls would go perfectly with a cup of coffee for breakfast

    Another sweet PW Wednesday’s! It’s funny that this second go-round we’re all turning to sweets. I guess we’ve kind of kicked the savory out the door although, we still have two more ladies that have to do the picking so maybe we haven’t completely kicked savory’s bum out the door yet — we’ll see! Clearly me and Megan (who chose the recipe this week) got bitten by the sweet tooth bug!

    These orange wannabe cinnamon rolls were fantastic! I seriously had my doubts with this sweet treat because the last sweet PW Wednesday we had, it didn’t go well with everyone because everyone thought it was too sweet and way too fattening. Albeit, I liked my choice, but this roll tops it! Definitely.

    There definitely was quite a bit of tweaking this time around too and I think that if I hadn’t tweaked it the way I did, the orange flavor wouldn’t have come out as much. These orange rolls were the right amount of sweetness and the orange flavor just perfumed my senses! It was like an orange blossom in my mouth. They were soft and gooey too. Don’t you love the bottom of the roll pictured above? The brown sugar just caramelizing the bottom of the dough. Yum!

    Rachel helped me with the measurements because I completely suck at math. It’s laughable. She was able to cut hers down to a very tiny amount, I think her version made 6 but I don’t really remember. Mine definitely only made 6. I only pictured 5 above because I accidentally smushed the 6th one, haha

    Here were my tweaks:

    • Cut down on butter and oil
    • Added a bunch more orange zest to the dough and the filling to bring out the orange flavor
    • I skipped out on the orange marmalade. I’m not a fan of it.

    There weren’t as many tweaks this time, mainly just cutting down the amount. I seriously don’t get how PW, as lovely as she is, made 48 (FORTY-EIGHT) rolls from her recipe. That’s just insane. Who needs that many rolls?! I mean, geez, I get she feeds farmers and stuff, but still, you’d gotta think they’d have more on the menu than just rolls. Although, my 6 rolls that I ended up making would be perfect just by themselves with a nice cup of coffee.

    Grab the recipe over at Megan’s blog today!

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  • RosaLovesDC says:

    Oh these look so yummy!!!

  • Rachel Cooks says:

    Your rolls are so cute and round and perfect!

  • Aimee @ ShugarySweets says:

    Too funny, I made orange rolls (based off PW cinnamon rolls) a few weeks ago, just hasn’t made it on the blog yet…a little back log going on right now! I didn’t know she had an orange roll recipe. Now I need to check mine against yours and see how close they might be!

  • Carrie @ Bakeaholic Mama says:

    These look super good. I have an orange cinnamon roll recipe that I like, now I’m curious to try this one! Still need to snag a copy of PW’s book.

  • Gina @ Running to the Kitchen says:

    Looking at the bottom of that roll is literally making me salivate. I’m going to my kitchen and giving in to one more now. Thanks for that, Julie ;)

  • Jennifer @ Mother Thyme says:

    Such pretty pictures! I love your tweaks to the recipe. Who wants an orange roll if you can’t taste the orange, right? I like your suggestion of adding more zest. These look so good!

  • Rachel @ Baked by Rachel says:

    I’ll continue to be baffled by where the quantities of food go in her house. She couldn’t possibly always have a crowd over so what gives with the massive quantities? … I’m laughing at Gina’s comment cuz I was sort of just wishing for another roll right now.

  • Mary says:

    These look scrumptious. I’m so not a baker, but I may give these a shot. You had me a “orange blossom in my mouth”. I went to college in a town full of orange groves and the smell of their blossoms still lingers for me!

  • Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious says:

    Dude I’m just about to leave for work and I can’t stop thinking about how I want to go over to your house right now and pick this up so I can have it for breakfast!!

  • claire @ the realistic nutritionist says:

    The first photo is STRAIGHT out of a cookbook good. Gorgeous.

    • Julie says:

      Wow, thanks Claire!! That means a lot!! xoxo

  • Laurie {Simply Scratch} says:

    Beauteous to the MAX! I agree with Claire! That first pic is gorgeous!

    • Julie says:

      Aw thanks for the photo compliment, Laurie!! That’s so sweet :)

  • sally @ sallys baking addiction says:

    Ok umm… my mouth is totally watering. You guys really outdid yourselves because I am just *in love* with sweet orange rolls. Dare I say I like them better than cinnamon rolls? I like your recipe tweaks too, Julie. I would def up the orange zest amount. I love an overwhelming orange zing in my orange buns, pleeeeeeeeeease. ;)

  • Erin @ Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts says:

    These look gorgeous! I love the orange zest instead of marmalade. Sounds like the perfect breakfast to me!

  • Katie @ Blonde Ambition says:

    Yum, I’m lovin how the bottom of that bun looks! That sounds unintentionally inappropriate….. lol

  • Kathryn says:

    I definitely wouldn’t want more than 6 of these on hand, I don’t think I could restrain myself with all that lovely orangey carb-laden goodness!

  • Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love. says:

    48 is sure a lot of rolls! I would probably only want to make a few too. I really like that these have the orange zest in the dough. I love citrus flavors!

  • Carla @ Carlas Confections says:

    Mmmm… these look so good and a refreshing breakfast. And seriously beautiful pictures Julie! I need to spend a week with you to learn your skillzzzz! ;)

  • Anna @ hiddenponies says:

    I love that you increased the orange flavour – that freshness is a cinnamon bun is so good!

  • I’ve been craving cinnamon rolls like crazy! Ugh these look so good.

  • Nina says:

    They look so perfect…yummy flavor:)

  • amanda @ fake ginger says:

    Ooh I love orange rolls! Yours are beautiful!

  • Tracey says:

    I love sweet rolls, but I don’t think I’ve ever made orange flavored ones. They sound really awesome! I love scaling back recipes – unless you’re feeing an army like PW you just have to sometimes :)

  • Jenny @ BAKE says:

    I love this summer twist on the spicy classic bun

  • Kim Bee says:

    I saw Megan’s already. Fabulous recipe you ladies did this week. They looks so fresh and I swear I can almost smell them right now. I always have to remember to cut PW’s recipes down a ton. Only 4 of us here most days so 48 would just be gluttony. Not that I’m opposed to a little gluttony here and there.

  • ATasteOfMadness says:

    This is making me so hungry! This looks SO good!

  • Caroline says:

    I always have trouble when I cut a recipe in half or quarters. Does this one work out easily if you quarter the recipe or are more of certain ingredients needed?

    I can’t wait to make these! :)

    • Julie says:

      This one in particular was cut down a lot, I believe by more than half, so I think you’ll be fine :)

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