Monday, January 28, 2013

Orange Rolls in Cast Iron Skillet

I saw the picture of these rolls on the cover of Taste of the South, annual cast-iron issue,  and knew I had to give the recipe a try.  Somehow I've been on an orange kick lately and am so glad that my hubby has been freezing the zest for me.  It sure has come in handy.  I've adapted this recipe for a Kitchen Aid mixer.   The flavor of these rolls is exceptional!!  Here's the recipe:

My bloggy buddy, Marsha, from The Better Baker, sent me some
Orange Spice tea to try.  Thanks, Marsha! It was perfect with
these rolls.  My daughter gifted me with the cute mug
 several years ago.
1 cup warm water (about 120 degrees)
3 1/2 cups flour
6 T. unsalted butter, softened
1 package. active dry yeast (or 2 1/4 t.)
3 T. sugar
2 t. salt
1/4 cup nonfat dry milk
2 T. orange zest
1/2 cup orange marmalade
1/2 t. ground ginger


4 ounces cream cheese, softened
4 T. butter, softened
2 cups powdered sugar

1.  In the bowl of the mixer, combine warm water, flour, butter, yeast, sugar, salt, dry milk powder, and orange zest.  Beat at low speed until combined and then use the dough hook and mix for about 4 minutes.  Spray the sides of the bowl with nonstick spray and lightly spray the top of the dough.  Cover and let rise in a warm place, until doubled for about 1 hour.

2.  Remove the dough from the bowl and place on a lightly floured surface.  Roll into a 20 x 12-inch rectangle.  In a small bowl, stir together the marmalade and the ginger.  Spread evenly over dough.  Beginning on one long side, roll tightly into a log.  Slice into 8 rolls (I made 12 rolls in order to not have such large ones.)

3.  Spray a 10-inch cast- iron skillet with nonstick spray.  Place rolls in pan; cover and let rise in a warm place for 1 hour.

4.  Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Bake rolls until light brown, about 35 minutes.

5.  In a bowl, beat cream cheese and butter at medium speed of mixer.  Add powdered sugar on low speed and then beat on high until fluffy.  Spread icing over warm rolls.  (This is a very thick icing.  If you like a thinner one, add a little milk.)

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  1. WOW!!!!!!!!!!! I want these! I love Orange and Cream Cheese together. A baker after my own heart! Thanks for sharing <3 :)

  2. Your orange rolls look fantastic, Kitty! Sounds great with a cup of orange spice tea alongside.

  3. Oh, I could eat the whole pan!! Yummy!!! I love orange spice tea, favorite brand is Constant Comment. xo

  4. The rolls look and sound yummy...but WOW!...your new pages is beautiful! I love it. What a clever Kitty...wish I could do this. I am very impressed! Love you. <3

  5. Mmm, do these rolls ever look good. Pairing them with an orange flavoured tea was a good idea.

  6. Those rolls look DIVINE. YUM!!!!

    Carolyn/A Southerner's Notebook

  7. They look great Kitty-bet they're amazing! I also love the sound of a magazine having a "cast iron" issue:@)

  8. Oh Kitty, those look fantastic! I wish I could have one right now!

  9. I'm wishing for a skillet of these right now! They look amazing, Kitty.

  10. Can you please send them over this way? I'd love to have them in the morning with my coffee! :) I love citrus flavors and will definitely try these.


  11. Mmmm, do those rolls ever look good, Kitty! Pity we live so far apart! A cup of orange tea would be splendid with these. As always, your tea post is a treat! Thank you for sharing with us.


  12. Yumm! Kitty, these look wonderful. Count me in on some.....I wish we were neighbors.....XO Linda

  13. These look divine! I'd love to share one (or two) with you :)

  14. I agree with Barbara - I could eat the whole pan too! These look absolutely divine :)

    Hugs and blessings,

  15. Oh what gorgeous rolls...I was so surprised when I saw you made them from scratch. YUMMM! And the tea would be perfect with them. I love orange too. I know these rolls were a very special treat for you and yours. It's such a treat to be 'virtual' neighbors on the net. =)

  16. Oh, my goodness. My tummy is growling ... I love orange....

  17. Hi Kitty,
    its really hard to see this photos without the possibility to enjoy just one finger tip from this super yummy looking icing. I am so craving for that treat. I will bake it for myself next time. And then I will eat it all alone! LOL Thank you for sharing your special recipes and for your sweet comment on my snow lady. She is already gone now. What a luck she had her tea already.
    Best greetings, Johanna

  18. These look real tasty! I have never had orange rolls. What a nice treat this would be.

  19. These orange rolls look super delicious! I haven't tried baking like this in an iron skillet, but they look wonderful!

  20. I love orange rolls, and these look like real beauties. How interesting that they contain ginger and a healthy portion of marmalade. I've made orange rolls in the past, but they've only had the juice and zest. I just got a bunch of Seville oranges to make marmalade, so I'm going to try these. Yummy!

  21. Kitty,
    Your recipe is awesome and I love the iron skillet, thank you so much for sharing it with Full Plate Thursday.
    Have a great weekend and come back soon!
    Miz Helen

  22. Kitty,
    I remember loving the Pillsbury Orange Rolls, but these take it to a whole nother level! They look incredible and this recipe is going in my recipe file! Thanks for sharing it.

  23. Yummy -- I am saving this. Maybe for Valentine's breakfast -- who knows? The husband might get lucky.

  24. Hi Kitty, I just wanted you to know that I will be featuring this amazing looking recipe as my personal pick this Friday! :) I am learning to overcome my fear of yeast, one batch of crescents at a time, and can't wait to try these. I have a cast iron skillet calling their name! :)
    Thanks for linking up to Weekend Potluck...
    ~Tonya from 4 little Fergusons

  25. Oooooh, I could eat all of this! Thank you for sharing this at the Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Hope to see your prettiness again on Monday. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse


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