Grandma's Orange Rolls with Orange Cream Cheese Frosting
Orange cream cheese frosting--how can you miss?
- Serves: 30 persons
- 1(.25 ounce) package active dry yeast
- ¼cup warm water (105 - 115 degrees F; 40 - 45 degrees C)
- ¾cup warm orange juice (105 - 115 degrees F; 40 - 45 degrees C)
- ¼cup warm milk (105 - 115 degrees F; 40 - 45 degrees C)
- ¼cup shortening
- ¼cup white sugar
- 1egg, lightly beaten
- 1teaspoon salt
- 3¾ cups all-purpose flour, or as needed
- 1cup white sugar
- ½cup butter, softened
- 2tablespoons orange zest
- 2cups confectioners' sugar
- ½(8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
- 3tablespoons butter, softened
- 3tablespoons orange juice
- 2teaspoons orange zest
Step 1Dissolve yeast in warm water and warm orange juice in a bowl. Let stand until yeast softens and begins to form a creamy foam, about 5 minutes.
Step 2Beat warm milk, shortening, 1/4 cup white sugar, egg, and salt together in a separate bowl. Stir yeast mixture into milk mixture. Add enough flour to mixture to create a soft dough. Turn dough onto a lightly floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic, 6 to 8 minutes.
Step 3Grease a large bowl and two 11x7x2-inch baking sheets.
Step 4Place dough in the greased bowl and turn dough to coat all sides. Cover bowl with plastic wrap or a clean towel and let rise in a warm place until dough is doubled in size, about 1 hour.
Step 5Punch dough down and divide in half. Roll each half on a lightly floured surface creating two 15x10-inch rectangles.
Step 6Mix sugar, softened butter, and orange zest in a bowl until filling is smooth. Spread half of the filling onto each dough rectangle. Roll each rectangle around the filling, jelly roll-style, starting with the long end creating a log. Cut each log into 15 rolls.
Step 7Arrange rolls on the prepared baking sheets. Cover baking sheets with plastic wrap and let rolls rise until doubled in size, about 45 minutes.
Step 8Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Remove plastic wrap from baking sheets.
Step 9Bake rolls in the preheated oven until lightly browned, 20 to 25 minutes.
Step 10Beat confectioners' sugar, cream cheese, softened butter, orange juice, and orange zest in a bowl until frosting is smooth. Spread frosting on the warm rolls.