Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Glazed Cranberry Orange Breakfast Rolls

This is a good recipe to make for breakfast on Thanksgiving or Christmas.        Here are the ingredients for the dough:

3 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 cup granulated sugar
2 1/4 teaspoons rapid rise yeast
pinch salt
1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted (1 stick)
1/2 cup buttermilk
the zest of 1 orange
                                                   2 large eggs                                                                
Pour the buttermilk into your mixer bowl.  Add the eggs, sugar, yeast and butter.

Add the orange zest.  Add the flour and knead until you have a smooth dough.  Place it in a buttered bowl, cover and let rise until doubled.

After it has risen, roll it out on a floured surface to about 1/4 inch thickness.  Spread cranberry sauce over the dough.  I forgot to take a pic of this step.  I used my homemade sauce.

Roll the dough into a log.  Slice them about 1 inch thick.

Place them in a buttered bowl, cover and let rise again.

Bake them at 375 degrees for about 30 minutes or until they are browning on the top.

Make the glaze:

Orange Glaze
1/4 cup orange juice
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups confectioners' sugar
about 3 tablespoons milk
3 teaspoons orange zest

Pour the glaze over the warm rolls.

Let them sit for a few minutes so the glaze can sink in.