A kiss of citrus in these moist, sweet yeast rolls will brighten up your breakfast or a brunch buffet.

Source: Midwest Living


Recipe Summary

25 mins
1 hr 30 mins
18 mins
2 hrs 13 mins
24 rolls


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Instructions Checklist
  • In a large bowl, combine 1-1/2 cups of the flour and the yeast; set aside. In a medium saucepan, heat and stir milk, the 2 tablespoons granulated sugar, shortening, and salt just until warm (120 degree F to 130 degree F) and shortening almost melts.

  • Add milk mixture to flour mixture along with egg. Beat with an electric mixer on low to medium speed for 30 seconds, scraping bowl. Beat on high speed for 3 minutes. Using a wooden spoon, stir in as much of the remaining flour as you can.

  • Turn the dough onto a floured surface. Knead in enough of the remaining flour to make a moderately soft dough that's smooth and elastic (3 to 5 minutes total).

  • Shape dough into a ball. Place the ball in a lightly greased bowl; turn once to grease surface. Cover and let rise in a warm place until the dough is doubled in size (about 1 hour).

  • Punch dough down. Turn onto a lightly floured surface. Divide in half. Cover and let rest 10 minutes. Lightly grease two 9x1-1/2-inch round baking pans. In a small bowl, mix the 1 cup granulated sugar, the butter, and the orange peel.

  • Roll each portion of dough into a 12x8-inch rectangle. Spread half of the filling mixture over each. Starting from a long side, roll up into a spiral. Seal seam. Slice each roll into twelve 1-inch pieces. Place in prepared pans. Cover and let rise in a warm place until nearly doubled (about 30 minutes).

  • Bake in a 375 degree F oven for 18 to 20 minutes or until golden. Cool on a wire rack for 2 minutes; remove from pans.

  • If you like, drizzle Powdered Sugar Icing over the rolls. Makes 24.


Prepare and shape rolls as directed. Cover with plastic wrap and then foil. Refrigerate for 2 to 24 hours. Let stand at room temperature for 20 minutes. Bake in a 375 degree F oven about 20 minutes or until golden. Cool on wire rack for 2 minutes. Remove from pans. Serve as directed.

Nutrition Facts

153 calories; fat 6g; cholesterol 15mg; carbohydrates 23g; sodium 133mg.