Nov 30, 2009


Here is a super super yummy recipe for Cranberry-orange rolls...A delicious addition to the Holiday treats...(we'll all just have to exercise a little longer :)

2 tablespoons dry yeast
1 tablespoon sugar
½ cup warm water
1 1/3 cup scalded milk
¼ cup shortening
2 ½ teaspoons salt
¼ cup sugar
2 eggs, slightly beaten
4 cups unsifted bread flour

¼ cup softened butter
½ cup sugar
Juice of one orange
Zest of one orange
1/3 cup fresh cranberries

2 cups powdered sugar
Juice of one orange
Zest of one orange
Dash of salt

To make rolls, dissolve yeast and 1 tablespoon sugar in ½ cup warm water. Scald milk and add shortening to it while hot, then cool the mixture. Once the mixture has cooled, add it and the remaining ingredients to the yeast mixture. Mix well until dough develops a slight sheen (dough should be pliable and fairly soft). Let dough rise until it doubles in six. While dough is rising, prepare the filling. Combine all ingredients in a food processor and pulse until the cranberries are chopped but not pureed. Roll the dough out on a floured surface into a circle and coat the surface with the cranberry filling. Then cut dough into 16 equal sections, like a pie. Roll up each triangular section, starting at the wide ends to make crescents. Place rolls on two generously greased cookie sheets, and cover. Allow to rise until dough looks puffy and light. Bake for 12 minutes at 400 degrees. While they are baking, prepare the icing.

Mix together powdered sugar, juice, zest, and a dash of salt. Generously drizzle icing over rolls as soon as they are removed from the oven.

mmmmm can't wait to eat them up!


  1. Those look wonderful. I'm so sorry I missed like all the soccer games this year! Marc and I ended up moving the day of the game, and I didn't even look at my e-mail until like Yesterday. I'm sad we won't be neighbors anymore. Keep in touch!

  2. I'm going to have to exercise a lot longer after eating these!! I love that your blog is already decorated for the holidays. Your festivness inspires me!