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Orange sweet rolls are fluffy soft, and come together in just 90 minutes
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90 Minute Orange Rolls

Easy 90 Minute Orange Rolls are a classic sweet roll with an orange glaze, and added orange zest for fresh, fun flavors! Soft, fluffy, big as hub caps, and absolutely delicious, these 90 Minute Orange Rolls are a family favorite for good reason.
Prep Time1 hr
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time1 hr 15 mins
Course: Bread
Cuisine: American
Keyword: 90 minute recipe, orange rolls
Servings: 12 large rolls
Calories: 322kcal
Author: Rachael

Ingredients

Rolls

  • 1 3/4 cups warm water 110 degrees
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup oil
  • 4 Tbs yeast
  • 1/2 Tbs salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 5 1/2 -6 cups flour
  • Oil for the cupboard 1/4 cup should be plenty

Filling

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/2 cups white sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 T. cinnamon

Orange Glaze

  • 3 cups Powdered Sugar
  • 1/4-1/2 cup orange juice
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 Tbs orange zest a fresh orange for zesting

Instructions

Rolls

  • In a large mixing bowl, combine warm water, sugar, oil, and yeast.
  • Stir it a few times, then let it sit for a full 15 minutes.
  • Start oven to preheat to 400 degrees.
  • Now add the salt and eggs and mix together.
  • Slowly add flour to the yeast mixture, and knead using the kneading hook, while adding.
  • Once all the flour is added, continue to let the mixer work, kneading for 10 minutes. I often make these in my Kitchen Aid, and it may climb up the mixer some, keep an eye on it, and push it down if you need to.
  • Once it has mixed for ten minutes, let it sit for 10 minutes. Set it near your oven so it can benefit from the extra heat if your kitchen is cold. It should double in size. It will take longer if your kitchen is cold.
  • After it has doubled in size, pour some oil onto the counter (not flour) to keep dough from sticking, and turn it over onto the counter.
  • Using your hands, press it into a rectangle.
  • Melt butter in a microwave safe bowl, and pour it onto the dough rectangle.
  • In a separate bowl, mix white and brown sugar, and cinnamon together. Sprinkle over the melted butter.
  • Tightly roll into a log and cut into 12 even sized pieces.
  • Place on baking tray with a Silicone Baking Mat on it, and let rise more. You can let them rise as short or as long as you want. You do not want them to get more than double in size. I usually say 15 minutes rise time is great. They will continue to rise in the oven.
  • Bake 12-15 minutes.
  • While the rolls bake, mix all of the ingredients for the orange glaze together using a hand mixer, in a medium sized bowl, until nice and smooth.
  • When you pull the rolls out of the oven, let them sit for a minute or two, then slather frosting over the top and let it melt into the rolls.

Notes

** Zest directly into frosting bowl to get the most flavor
Top with zest for garnish if desired.
The colder your kitchen, the longer the rise times.

Nutrition

Calories: 322kcal | Carbohydrates: 51g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 47mg | Sodium: 375mg | Potassium: 70mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 52g | Vitamin A: 285IU | Vitamin C: 3.3mg | Calcium: 16mg | Iron: 0.3mg