Thursday, March 26, 2009

Barbara's Orange Rolls

This is a recipe I got from my mother-in-law (I don't know where she got it). It is super yummy. We only get to have them a couple times each year or we would all weigh ten thousand pounds. Make sure you make enough for everyone to have two or three. They'll be glad you did.

12 dinner rolls
1 grated orange rind
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup melted butter

for two dozen - triple the orange and sugar part but not the butter part.

Spray muffin tins WELL. Even the tops of the pans, because these rolls rise. Sometimes a lot.
Roll each blob of roll dough into a snake shape. You will want to roll out all rolls before dipping any.
Mix together the rind and the sugar. Dip each roll into butter and then into the orange sugar.
Tie each roll into a knot as you go and then put each one into a well of the muffin tin. ( I have also just put them on a well sprayed cookie sheet before when I didn't have enough muffin tins.)
Let rise then bake at 350 degrees for 15 - 20 minutes. Watch them closely toward the end because the sugar mixture can burn easily. This will make the rolls yucky and will cause you to "test" your smoke alarm. Ah, good times. Good times.
Take the pans out of the oven and dump them out onto tin foil to cool. DO NOT LET ANY OF THE SUGAR MIXTURE TOUCH YOUR SKIN!!! It burns immediately.
Soak the tins immediately or you will just have to throw them out. Dried cooked sugar does not come off easily.

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