all that's glittered: Orange Poppy Seed Cinnamon Rolls

Orange Poppy Seed Cinnamon Rolls

Monday, January 12, 2015

For Christmas, I was gifted some new camera toys and I have been anxious to use them, a new tripod & a tabletop lighting kit. I work full time and in the Winter it has been tough to photograph, well anything, after work! I used my tripod on NYE to set up a little DIY photobooth, I have yet to share those images, I'm sure I'll get around to it soon. But enough about camera toys, on to these delectable Orange Poppy Seed Cinnamon Rolls!

Orange Poppy Seed Cinnamon Roll Recipe

I love lemon poppy see breads & muffins, but I wanted to switch it up a bit and use the gorgeous naval oranges in season.

Orange Poppy Seed Cinnamon Roll Recipe

Oh yeah, I made a gif for this one. Look at that drizzly goodness.

Orange Poppy Seed Cinnamon Rolls
Adapted from Simple Sweet Savory
Makes approx. 18 rolls

2 pkgs active dry yeast (.25 oz each)
1.4 c. hot water
1 1/2 cups buttermilk
1/2 cup vegetable oil
5 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp salt
1-2 large oranges
2 tsp poppy seeds (more if desired)
1 stick melted butter
1/3 cup orange juice (like simply orange)
1 1/2 cups brown sugar
1/2 tsp baking soda
2 tsp cinnamon
1/3-1/2 c orange juice (like simply orange)
1 1/2 c powdered sugar

  1. In a large bowl dissolve yeast with hot water, about 8-10 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, in a saucepan, heat buttermilk over medium heat about 2 minutes - if any longer if may begin to separate.
  3. Measure oil, and pour buttermilk and oil into yeast, mix well.
  4. Mix flour, salt and baking soda in a medium bowl. 
  5. Zest 1 large orange and add to yeast mixture, cut orange in half and squeeze juice from into yeast mix - add more/less for taste preference.
  6. Add flour mix to yeast mixture 1/2 cup at a time. Begin using a whisk, once dough begins to form, use hands to combine.
  7. Once dough has formed - there may be excess flour in the bowl - turn dough on a floured surface and knead 15-20 times. Cover with a kitchen towel to rest for 15 minutes. 
  8. In a small bowl, mix together butter, orange juice, brown sugar & cinnamon. This may look a little runny, let sit for a minute it will become more spreadable. Set aside.
  9. Once dough is ready, roll into a rectangle about 20 x 15", carefully spread brown sugar mixture onto dough with fingers or knife, about 1/4" away from the edges.
  10. Roll the dough as tightly as possible into a log and pinch ends and seam.
  11. Cut 1" pieces and place cut up in a glass, greased baking dish. I used a 9 x 13 (which only held 12 rolls) and a smaller dish for the remaining 6. Cover for 30 minutes to rise. (Can also refrigerate overnight)
  12. Preheat over to 400 degrees F. Bake for 15-20 minutes, until fully cooked and golden brown. If tops start to get too brown cover with tin foil. Let cool till pan is touchable.
  13. In a bowl, mix orange juice and powdered sugar until desired thickness of glaze. Drizzle over rolls.

Orange Poppy Seed Cinnamon Roll Recipe

What do you think? I'd love to hear if you try them out!

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Persia Lou
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