Thursday, March 12, 2009

Oranga Gonna Come Over?

Jill is coming over for Coffee Catch Up tomorrow so of course, I use it as a chance to try out a recipe. As kids we both enjoyed orange rolls so I thought I would add some memories to our java...

I got this recipe out of Southern Living... definitely richer than the ones I had as a kid but so good. So easy especially since it is semi-homemade...

Orange Cream Cheese Rolls

Prep: 15 min., Bake: 30 min. Your family will definitely want to rise, shine, and dine when they smell these baking in the oven.

1/2 (8-oz.) package cream cheese, softened
1/4 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons orange zest
1 (11-oz.) can refrigerated French bread dough
2 tablespoons granulated sugar
1 tablespoon butter, melted
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1 tablespoon orange juice

Preheat oven to 375°. Beat cream cheese, light brown sugar, and orange zest at medium speed with an electric mixer until smooth. Unroll French bread dough onto a lightly floured surface. Spread cream cheese mixture over dough, leaving a 1/4-inch border. Sprinkle with granulated sugar. Gently roll up dough, starting at 1 long side. Cut into 11 (1 1/4-inch) slices. Place slices in a lightly greased 8-inch round cake pan. Brush top of dough with melted butter. Bake 25 to 30 minutes or until golden. Stir together powdered sugar and orange juice in a small bowl until smooth. Drizzle over hot rolls. Serve immediately.

For testing purposes only, we used Pillsbury Crusty French Loaf.

Southern Living, DECEMBER 2008

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