The other day our friends had us over for dinner and I volunteered to bring something, I was having a hard time deciding what to bring. I was waffling between rolls or a dessert. So instead of choosing between the two I combined them and possible made the yummiest thing EVER. (not to pat myself on the back or anything) Ok, so I only made Fancy orange roll pull-a-parts but seriously they were scrumptious.
The pictured really doesn’t do it justice.
This is how I did it.
First you’ll need some dough I used my PLEASE RESTRAIN ME! Dinner Rolls that recipe will give you more than enough dough, you could actually use only 1/2 the batch.
After I had made the dough AND after it had risen the first time I punched it down and kneaded it a few times (I did that right in the bowl). Then I ripped off little chunks of dough and rolled them in melted butter then I rolled then in a combination of sugar and orange zest. About 1 cup of sugar to the zest of 1 & 1/2 oranges (depending on their size). Then I layered them in my bunt pan and sprinkled it with sugar in the raw. I filled the bunt pan up about half way. I let it rise again for about 30 min. Then I baked it at 350 degrees for about 34 min. After it was done I glazed it with some vanilla frosting (1/4 cup?) that I thinned by adding orange juice and more zest.
FYI- I should tell you that I live at sea level so if you ever make something from here you should adjust accordingly
VARIATION: My husbands favorite citrus fruit by far is limes. His birthday is on Friday and I think I’ll be making him the lime version I can’t wait to see how it turns out.