Monday, December 20, 2010

Eau de Homemade Orange Rolls

For the past two nights I've been making Pioneer Woman's famous homemade cinnamon roll recipe, except I used the modified version and turned mine into orange rolls.  This is probably one of the most complicated culinary procedures I've attempted in my 28 years.  Scalded milk, had to google that.  Active dry yeast, turns out has to be put in the milk at just the right temperature (learned that one the hard way). Then as if all that scientific stuff weren't enough, I had to roll out the dough and slather it and roll it back up and... Sheesh, you get the picture!  I'll never lie and say these were easy to make, but they sure do smell GOOD, like REALLY REALLY GOOD!!

The recipe made 7 pans of rolls so I'm going to freeze some, and give some away.  I actually made these early in preparation for Christmas morning.  It'll be so much easier just to pop these bad boys in the oven for 15 or 20 minutes then to try and make something from scratch that morning.

Here they are fresh out of the oven, smelling divine

And after I added the orange icing (which I did taste and it was delish)

I'm hoping they taste as good as they smell.  I'll be sure to let you know the reviews once they're in.  If you'd like to make them you can find the recipe by clicking here.

I love getting in the kitchen and making yummy stuff this time of year, with Christmas music blasting from my iPod.  Two of my favorite Christmas albums this year (and every year) are Christmas by Rebecca St James, and Wintersong by Sarah Mclachlan.  Do you  have any favorite holiday music?  How about recipes to share? 

Jingling all the way,


  1. My, my these are sooo good!!! Thanks for the yummy rolls..