Friday, March 2, 2012

March Photo Challenge – Fruit.

Cali snapped this picture of me making orange rolls this afternoon while talking to my niece, Jenny.  Jenny is the mother of five little boys and we visit once a month or so.  Today she told me about the birthday cake she made  for their eight year old son.  She made a bowling ball and bowling pin.  She said she also made cookie dough brownies to serve after his baptism tomorrow and that was what made her think to call (we use the same recipe).  I love being an aunt.

Orange Roll Recipe

Shelly's Roll Recipe

5 1/2 cups flour
1/2 cup sugar
1 1/2 tsp salt
2 tbsp yeast
1 1/4 cup water
1/2 cup milk
1/3 cup butter
2 eggs

Orange filling
Mix well:
the zest of two oranges
3/4 cup melted butter
1 1/4 cup sugar

Orange frosting
juice of one orange
powdered sugar (enough to make desired consistency)
sprinkle of salt

In a mixing bowl thoroughly mix 2 cups of flour with the sugar, salt, and yeast.

Combine water, milk, and butter in a saucepan.  Heat over low heat until liquids are warm (dish water temperature).  Gradually add to dry ingredients and beat 2 minutes.

Add eggs and 1/2 cup flour.  Mix well.  Add remaining flour to make a soft dough.  Knead 8-10 minutes.  Place dough in large bowl rubbed with oil, turn dough once to grease both sides.  Cover and let rest 20 minutes.  

Roll out dough on well-floured surface.  Spread orange filling over dough and roll up like you would cinnamon rolls.  Slice and place on greased baking sheet.  Let rise until double.  Bake at 350 degrees for 15-20 minutes.  Frost with orange frosting.  

Any fruit in your day?           


Cali said...

I love those pictures of you. When I pulled out my camera, I thought, "I want my kids to know what their grandma looked like in her kitchen. That is where I always think of you. I need to document it."

So glad I did.

I love you.

Ande Payne said...

I agree with Cali...those are great pictures of you.

Deidra said...

Chris peeled us an orange for our date night treat. And a friend hosted a Dr. Seuss birthday party. We had strawberry/banana skewers.

I love being an aunt, too. Though none of my nieces or nephews use recipes yet. At the party yesterday Millie was asleep and I got to read a story while the other moms cleaned up after a messy project. One said, "We're just letting you play the aunt." I couldn't have been more pleased with the designation!

michelle said...

Great thinking, Cali! Such good things to document.

Seeing your kitchen always makes me want to clean my kitchen. I have too much clutter.

Cassidy said...


Alisa said...

I totally agree with Michelle. After I see photos of your kitchen I want to clear every single thing off my counter.