Monday, November 19, 2012

RUTH'S ORANGE ROLLS

This is my friend, Ruth Jack's recipe. Very yummy!    
Yield:  about 24 rolls

1 cup scalded milk
1/2 cup warm water
1 Tbsp. yeast
1/3 cup sugar
5 Tbsp. shortening or butter or oil (I use half oil and half butter)
1  tsp. salt
2 eggs
4-5 cups flour

Filling:
Mix together:
     Zest of one orange
     3/4 cup sugar
     1 cube softened butter
  1. Proof yeast with water and 1 teas of the sugar. 
  2. Let rise 15 min while milk cools. 
  3. Add salt to flour. 
  4. Mix all wet ingredients with dry ingredients. 
  5. Add enough flour so dough forms into a tacky ball. 
  6. Oil bowl and coat dough with oil. 
  7. Cover.  Let rise until double. 
  8. Roll out thinly – about 1/4"-1/2” - and cover with filling. 
  9. Roll up in jellyroll style.
  10. Slice at about 1"-1 1/2" thickness, and put onto cookie sheet.  
  11. Bake 400 for 12-15 min.