Friday, June 22, 2012

Clover Orange Rolls

These orange rolls are delicious and incredibly easy! I make these for parties, sunday dinners, and treats for my neighbors.  You are going to love them on a special ocanssion, especially when you don't have a lot of time.
18 Rhodes Dinner Rolls, thawed but still cold
Zest from 2 medium sized Oranges
1/2 C. Sugar
1/4 C. Butter, melted

Icing Ingredients
1 C. Powdered Sugar
1 Tbs. Butter, melted
1/2 tsp. Vanilla
3 Tbs. freshly Squeezed Orange Juice

Spray one 12 hole muffin tin with nonstick cooking spray.

Combine sugar, zest, and 1/4 C. melted butter in a bowl.  Mix well. 

Cut each roll in half, and dip the entire 1/2 of each roll into the sugar mixture.  Then place 3 halves (so 1 1/2 rolls) into each muffin hole.  Cover with plastic (not tight just loosely) and let rise until they have doubled in size.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees and bake on the center rack for 10-12 minutes, until golden on top.

Cool the pan with the rolls still inside until slightly cool.  Then frost while they are still in the muffin pan.  Let the glaze harden a bit and eat!

For the Icing
Mix powdered sugar, butter, vanilla, and orange juice, into a bowl.  With a pastry brush, over each of the rolls while they are warm.  Sprinkle with a little more zest from an orange to finish off, and enjoy!

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