I’m joining my friends Cindy and Mary Ann for Sunday favorites, and these old-fashioned orange rolls will be perfect for any Sunday or maybe even Easter brunch! I love an “old school” recipe that reminds me of something my grandmother would have made.
This recipe is from Genevieve Ko in New York Times Cooking.Print
Old-Fashioned Orange Rolls
This recipe is based on the recipe from Genevieve Ko. I made a few changes because we used what we had on hand; we used blood oranges and loved the results, but you could use any oranges. The more zest the better!
- Prep Time: 20 minutes
- Cook Time: 27 minutes
- Total Time: 47 minutes
- Yield: 8 1x
- Category: breakfast
For the Dough
- 1 2/3 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 blood orange
- 3 tablespoons cold butter, cubed. Plus, more softened butter for the skillet.
- 2 tablespoons cream cheese
- 2/3 cup whole milk
For the Filling
- 1/3 cup brown sugar, packed
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cardamom
- 2 tablespoons butter, softened
For the Glaze
- 1/4 cup cream cheese, room temperature
- 3 tablespoons powdered sugar
- Juice and zest of one blood orange
- Make the dough: Add the flour, baking powder, and salt, and whisk together. Add the butter and cream cheese and combine. Add the milk and stir and form into a ball.
- Place in the freezer while you make the filling.
- Butter a 10-12″ cast-iron skillet.
- To make the filling, combine the brown sugar and the zest of one orange. (zest the orange over the bowl), and add the cinnamon and cardamom.
- Roll the dough on a floured surface in a rectangle that measures about 12-by-5 inches.
- Spread the softened butter over the surface and cover it with the sugar mixture.
- Then roll lengthwise into a log, cut in half, and again until you have eight pieces.
- Space evenly in the skillet, with 1/2″ space between each slice, and bake in a 375º oven for 24-27 minutes.
- Make the glaze and spread it all over the rolls. Adding more orange zest if you would like! Enjoy!
Keywords: brunch, breakfast
Now onto a few more Sunday favorites about home decor
I’m a neutral girl, but lately, I’ve been loving color!
Our first homes in Phoenix and Southern California were filled with color. It was only a few years, but when I say color, I mean a bright pink and white striped sofa, a red dining room table, and a chair covered in a bold, colorful pattern. We even had an accent wall in the living room painted bold cobalt blue. It was the late 1980s, so imagine the Mexican glassware with the blue rim that was the inspiration for the wall color. It was bold, and we loved it.
Then we fell in love with Shabby Chic. Distressed painted furniture, white denim slipcovers, and washed woven fabrics in warm colors for pillows. We shopped the boutiques along Montana Avenue and, in those days, couldn’t afford to buy a lot, so that’s when Brent built our farm table that we still use today.
Since those early days, we have stayed with neutrals. White, cream, black, gray, leather, natural seagrass, and wood. It makes it easy to mix and match from room to room. Even moving, things get repurposed around the house, but everything blends beautifully from the living room to the attic to the bedrooms and office.
Is it possible we are getting tired of neutrals?
So many brands like Jenni Kayne have made it easy to love neutrals. There’s plenty of texture with boucles, sheepskins, linens, and wood. But is it possible that it’s over-saturated? Rooms start to look alike. It’s hard to tell if you’ve seen it before. Do you know what I mean?
Is Color Trending?
I may always be a neutral girl, but lately, I must admit I have been drawn to color. I have noticed one particular kitchen that keeps appearing in my feed, and I love it each time.
In addition to this Holland Park project from Lonika Chande, I’m sharing a few of my favorite homes and spaces that use beautiful colors!
Design by Lonika Chande
Amanda Holland – Small Acorns
Wellington, New Zealand
Maplewood, New Jersey
Everything (including sale items) is 20% off at Serena & Lily with code SPRING.
Thank you for being here…
So that’s it from my desk this week! Delicious old-fashioned orange cinnamon rolls just in time for Easter brunch and lots of talk on color vs. neutrals. I would love to hear your thoughts.
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