Hey Everyone!! K, so if you read my last post, I’ve been in a weird funk of not wanting to post or cook lately. Which is totally not like me, so I’ve been trying to figure out what the problem is. Well, after getting a couple more comments on posts, I’ve figured it out. (Warning: I’m gonna be venting. So if this bugs and you just want to read about the recipe, jump down to the last paragraph before the ingredient list.) So, here is my problem… I started this blog for fun, cause I love to cook, and I wanted to keep basically like an ongoing journal of my progress and recipes I’ve made. Well, then I started getting follower, which was cool and fun, cause I never thought people would want to read what it was I had to say.


In the beginning, I always got positive feedback, BUT lately with the more followers I get, I’ve been starting to get some really rude comments. Part of this problem is, I just need to be thicker skinned, cause I really do take things very personal… but guys come on. You know who you are. Comments like this are not appreciated, “(link to dictionary) It’s VOILA. Not wallah. Using words like that makes you sound like a 12 year old.”


K, I’m just going to add this disclaimer. I’m not an English major. Nor did I like English as a subject much, so I do the best with what I got. If this bothers you, sorry. This is just me, and no one is making you read my posts. Don’t get me wrong, I love having the followers. And I appreciate all of the support so much cause I really love meeting you all and hearing from you, but as of right now, I have my blog where anyone can comment. Both anonymous or with your e-mail address. Cause, I really don’t want to discourage people from commenting. I love hearing from most of you with your questions and feedback on the recipes. But if people don’t stop using the anonymity as a mask to be completely uncalled for, I’ll be changing that.


And all I’m gonna say is, Everyone please be courteous. I am a person. I have feelings, and it’s my blog. I don’t need a thousand people telling me how they think I should run things. Really, it’s sucking all the fun out of it for me. I have tried to lay out everything so that it is as convenient to everyone as possible, but it’s still just a blog I have thrown together, and I am a complete computer idiot. So cut me some slack, please.


Now that I feel like I have unintentionally scolded somebody :/ lets move on to funner, happier things. Like these rolls!! Yumminess! Love these. I’ve been in a bread baking mood, and I love oranges. So when I saw this recipe in my Cooking Light cookbook, it was calling my name. Oh my heck!! So addicting (you have been warned). I had 3 all by myself. Ok, fine! It was more like 5 or 6, but who’s counting (ahem). Anyways, they are amazing. Enjoy 🙂


P.S. I have no clue why this post is so spaced out? So sorry if this bugs. I can’t figure out how to fix it.


Printable Recipe


Orange Rolls
Dough
1 package dry yeast (about 2 1/4 teaspoons)
1/2 cup warm water (100 to 110 degrees F)
1 cup sugar, divided
1/2 cup reduced fat sour cream
2 tablespoons butter, softened
1 teaspoon salt
1 large egg, lightly beaten
15.75 ounces all-purpose flour (about 3 1/2 cups), divided
Cooking spray
2 tablespoons butter, melted
2 tablespoons grated orange rind


Glaze
3/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup butter
2 tablespoons fresh orange juice
1/2 cup reduced-fat sour cream



To Prepare dough, dissolve yeast in warm water in a small bowl; let stand 5 minutes.



In a large mixing bowl add 1/4 cup sugar, 1/2 cup sour cream, 2 tablespoons softened butter, salt, egg, and yeast mixture.



Beat with a mixer at medium speed until smooth.



Weigh or lightly spoon flour into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Add 9 ounces flour (about 2 cups to yeast mixture.



Beat until smooth.



Add 4.5 ounces flour (about 1 cup) to yeast mixture. Stirring until a soft dough forms. Turn dough out onto a floured surface.



Knead until smooth and elastic (about 10 minutes); add enough of remaining flour, 1 tablespoon at a time, to prevent dough from sticking to hands (dough will feel sticky).



Place dough in a large bowl coated with cooking spray, turning to coat top. Cover and let rise in a warm place (85 degrees F), free from drafts, 1 hour and 15 minutes or until doubled in size. (Gently press two fingers into dough. If indentation remains, dough has risen enough.)



Punch dough down; cover and let rest 5 minutes. Divide dough in half. Working with 1 portion at a time (cover remaining dough to prevent drying), roll each portion or dough into a 12-inch circle on a floured surface. Brush surface of each circle with 1 tablespoon melted butter. Combine 3/4 cup sugar and rind. Sprinkle half of sugar mixture over each circle.



Cut each circle into 12 wedges. Roll up each wedge tightly, beginning at wide end.



Place rolls, point sides down, in a 13 x 9-inch baking pan coated with cooking spray. Cover and let rise 25 minutes or until doubled in size.


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.


Uncover dough. Bake at 350 degrees F for 25 minutes or until golden brown.



While rolls bake, prepare glaze. Combine 3/4 cup sugar, 1/4 cup butter, and orange juice in a small saucepan; bring to a boil over medium heat. Cook 3 minutes or until sugar dissolves, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat; cool slightly.



Stir in 1/2 cup sour cream. Drizzle glaze over warm rolls; let stand 20 minutes before serving. Yield: 2 dozen.


Recipe from Cooking Light Comfort Food.


Printable Recipe

Orange Rolls

Dough
1 package dry yeast (about 2 1/4 teaspoons)
1/2 cup warm water (100 to 110 degrees F)
1 cup sugar, divided
1/2 cup reduced fat sour cream
2 tablespoons butter, softened
1 teaspoon salt

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1 large egg, lightly beaten

15.75 ounces all-purpose flour (about 3 1/2 cups), divided
Cooking spray
2 tablespoons butter, melted
2 tablespoons grated orange rind
Glaze
3/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup butter
2 tablespoons fresh orange juice
1/2 cup reduced-fat sour cream
To Prepare dough, dissolve yeast in warm water in a small bowl; let stand 5 minutes. In a large mixing bowl add 1/4 cup sugar, 1/2 cup sour cream, 2 tablespoons softened butter, salt, egg, and yeast mixture. Beat with a mixer at medium speed until smooth. Weigh or lightly spoon flour into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Add 9 ounces flour (about 2 cups to yeast mixture; beat until smooth. Add 4.5 ounces flour (about 1 cup) to yeast mixture, stirring until a soft dough forms. Turn dough out onto a floured surface. Knead until smooth and elastic (about 10 minutes); add enough of remaining flour, 1 tablespoon at a time, to prevent dough from sticking to hands (dough will feel sticky).
Place dough in a large bowl coated with cooking spray, turning to coat top. Cover and let rise in a warm place (85 degrees F), free from drafts, 1 hour and 15 minutes or until doubled in size. (Gently press two fingers into dough. If indentation remains, dough has risen enough.)
Punch dough down; cover and let rest 5 minutes. Divide dough in half. Working with 1 portion at a time (cover remaining dough to prevent drying), roll each portion or dough into a 12-inch circle on a floured surface. Brush surface of each circle with 1 tablespoon melted butter. Combine 3/4 cup sugar and rind. Sprinkle half of sugar mixture over each circle. Cut each circle into 12 wedges. Roll up each wedge tightly, beginning at wide end. Place rolls, point sides down, in a 13 x 9-inch baking pan coated with cooking spray. Cover and let rise 25 minutes or until doubled in size.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Uncover dough. Bake at 350 degrees F for 25 minutes or until golden brown.
While rolls bake, prepare glaze. Combine 3/4 cup sugar, 1/4 cup butter, and orange juice in a small saucepan; bring to a boil over medium heat. Cook 3 minutes or until sugar dissolves, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat; cool slightly. Stir in 1/2 cup sour cream. Drizzle glaze over warm rolls; let stand 20 minutes before serving. Yield: 2 dozen.