Lion house orange rolls will be a hit for Easter morning. They are light and fluffy and packed with amazing flavor.  Topped off with wonderful cream cheese frosting. I don’t thing that you can stop with one!

If you do not want to make these Easter morning go ahead and make the dough the night before and place it in the fridge. The next morning, punch the dough down and continue with the directions. You might have to let the dough rise for 2 hours after you place the rolls in the pan, just because the dough will be cooler and take a little longer to rise.

Lion house orange rolls are a nice change and do not be afraid to try making them, they are easy to make, but they do take a little bit of time. 

 

Lion House Orange Rolls

 

What Ingredients Do I Need For Lion House Orange Rolls?

Rolls:

  • Nonfat dry milk
  • Active dry yeast
  • Granulated sugar
  • Butter or margarine
  • Egg
  • Flour or bread flour
  • Salt

Filling:

  • Butter melted
  • Zest of 2 oranges
  • Granulated sugar (optional)

Orange Butter Cream Frosting:

  • Cream
  • Cream cheese
  • Powdered sugar
  • Vanilla extract
  • Orange zest

 

How Do I Make Lion House Orange Rolls?

Rolls:

  • In a large mixer with the dough hook, or mixing bowl, combine water and the dry milk powder, stirring until the powder is completely dissolved.
  • Add the yeast, sugar, butter, egg and 2 cups of the flour; mix on low for 1 1/2 – 2 minutes.
  • Then add the salt and 2 more cups of flour; add more flour in small increments until the dough no longer sticks to the sides of the bowl and the dough is slightly tacky, but not too tacky.
  • It is not necessary to use the entire amount of flour, mix for 3 – 4 minutes.
  • Scrape the sides of the bowl, then in a different large bowl, butter or grease the bottom of the bowl.
  • Remove the dough and place it in the prepared bowl.
  • Cover with plastic wrap and and allow the dough to rise until doubled in size, or about 1 hour.
  • Sprinkle the counter top or a cutting board with flour, or I like to use non stick spray.
  • Punch down the dough and place on the prepared surface and roll into a rectangle about 18″ long by 8″ wide.

Filling:

  • In a small pan, or micro wave safe bowl, melt 1/2 cup butter.
  • Zest 2 oranges and add to the butter.
  • Brush the dough with the orange butter, and 1/4 cup sugar if desired. (I use a cream cheese frosting so I leave out the sugar here).
  • Starting with the long ends, roll the dough, pinching the ends to seal them.
  • Take a sharp knife or a piece of dental floss and cut the dough into equal parts.
  • Makes about 18 rolls.
  • Place on a lightly greased baking sheet and cover with plastic wrap.
  • Allow the dough to rise until doubled in size about 1 – 1 1/2 hours.
  • Bake at 375 degrees for 15 – 18 minutes.
  • Remove from the oven and brush with melted butter.
  • Allow to cool about 10 – 15 minutes: frost with orange butter cream frosting.

Orange Butter Cream Frosting:

  • In a mixing bowl, whip the cream until it starts to thicken.
  • Then add the cream cheese, mixing the two together.
  • Add the powdered sugar, vanilla and the orange zest.
  • Mix well.
  • Frost the slightly cooled orange rolls.

 

 

What is the Difference Between Orange Zest and Orange Peel?

  • The term zest refers to the outer colored part of any citrus fruit.
  • Orange peel refers to all of the skin, which means that orange peel includes orange zest, but orange zest does not include orange peel.

 

How Do I Make Orange Zest?

  • Grate the orange peel with a food grater.
  • Move the orange around so you mostly get the outside colored part of the orange peel.

 

 

What if I Don’t Have Orange Zest or Don’t Want to Make Orange Zest for my Lion House Orange Rolls?

  • If you do not have orange zest, you can use an orange flavoring.
  • Or even use orange juice in place of the zest.
  • You could even use a couple of cuties (little oranges) in place of a big orange.

 

 

More Delicious Cinnamon Roll Recipes For You:

Easy Homemade Cinnamon Rolls

Caramel Apple Cinnamon Rolls

Vanilla Pudding Cinnamon Rolls

 

Yield: 18 rolls

Lion House Orange Rolls

Lion House Orange Rolls

Lion House Orange Rolls will be the best Spring treat. Try them for breakfast, lunch or dinner. They are light and fluffy and packed with flavor.

Prep Time 3 hours
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 3 hours 15 minutes

Ingredients

Rolls:

  • 2 cups warm water (110 - 130 degrees)
  • 2/3 cup nonfat dry milk
  • 2 Tablespoons active dry yeast
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter, or margarine
  • 1 egg
  • 4 1/2 - 5 cups flour or bread flour
  • 2 teaspoons salt

Filling:

  • 1/2 cup butter melted
  • Zest of 2 oranges
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar (optional)

Orange Butter Cream Frosting:

  • 4 ounces cream
  • 2 - 4 Tablespoons cream cheese, softened
  • 2 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 Tablespoons orange zest

Instructions

Rolls:

  1. In a large mixer with the dough hook, or mixing bowl, combine water and the dry milk powder, stirring until the powder is completely dissolved.
  2. Add the yeast, sugar, butter, egg and 2 cups of the flour, mix on low for 1 1/2 - 2 minutes.
  3. Then add the salt and 2 more cups of flour, add more flour in small increments until the dough no longer sticks to the sides of the bowl and the dough is slightly tacky, but not to tacky.
  4. It is not necessary to use the entire amount of flour, mix for 3-4 minutes.
  5. Scrape the sides of the bowl, then in a different large bowl, butter or grease the bottom of the bowl.
  6. Remove the dough and place it in the prepared bowl.
  7. Cover with plastic wrap and and allow the dough to rise until doubled in size, or about 1 hour.
  8. Sprinkle the counter top or a cutting board with flour, or I like to use non stick spray.
  9. Punch down the dough and place on the prepared surface and roll into a rectangle about 18" long by 8" wide.

Filling:

  1. In a small pan, or micro wave safe bowl, melt 1/2 cup butter.
  2. Zest 2 oranges and add to the butter.
  3. Brush the dough with the orange butter, and 1/4 cup sugar if desired. (I use a cream cheese frosting so I leave out the sugar here).
  4. Starting with the long ends, roll the dough, pinching the ends to seal them.
  5. Take a sharp knife or a piece of dental floss and cut the dough into equal parts.
  6. Makes about 18 rolls.
  7. Place on a lightly greased baking sheet and cover with plastic wrap.
  8. Allow the dough to rise until doubled in size about 1 - 1 1/2 hours.
  9. Bake at 375 degrees for 15 - 18 minutes, or until the rolls are golden brown.
  10. Remove from the oven and brush with melted butter.
  11. Allow to cool about 10 - 15 minutes: frost with orange butter cream frosting.

Orange Butter Cream Frosting:

  1. In a mixing bowl, whip the cream until it starts to thicken.
  2. Then add the cream cheese, mixing the two together.
  3. Add the powdered sugar, vanilla and the orange zest.
  4. Mix well.
  5. Frost the slightly cooled orange rolls.

Nutrition Information

Yield

18

Serving Size

1

Amount Per Serving Calories 453Total Fat 17gSaturated Fat 10gTrans Fat 1gUnsaturated Fat 6gCholesterol 52mgSodium 356mgCarbohydrates 154gFiber 5gSugar 27gProtein 20g

 

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