I have always wanted to try Cinnabon’s cinnamon rolls. When they finally opened up not far down the road from where I work. It was my first stop before heading home as soon as they opened.
How disappointing. The centres were raw raw and 3 for R90.00 was a very expensive thing to just be thrown away. I vowed never again to go anywhere near that store.
I came across an orange sweet rolls recipe in one of Ree Drummonds recipe books. I kept putting it off because I could not find orange marmalade. I have come across many a bottle of orange jam but not orange marmalade.
Then I was randomly walking aimlessly around the supermarket when I saw a single bottle of orange marmalade and I quickly snatched it up and ran home to try my hand at making these rolls.
I tried this recipe thrice. The first time I followed it to the tee and the dough didn’t so much as rice. The second time, I completely forgot the dough in the proofing draw and when I went to clean the draw 8 hours later the dough has exploded and that cleaning was fun. The third and finally time I made this recipe I decided to use my bread machine.
I just put everything into the bread machine, pressed the dough option and let the machine do the hard work for 1 hour and 3 minutes, when it was done . All it needed was some shaping and into the oven it went.
The verdict, my mother loved these, my father complained they were to big yet he ate 3 in one sitting and my brother well he kept demanding a piece of mine every time I tried to sneak one past him.
Ingredients for the dough:
- 2 x cups milk.
- ½ x cup castor sugar.
- ½ x cup oil.
- 2 ¼ x tsp instant yeast.
- 4 ½ x cups cake flour.
- ½ x tsp baking powder.
- 2 x tsp salt.
- ½ x tsp bicarbonate of soda.
Ingredients for the filling:
- 100g x butter, melted.
- 8 x tbsp. orange marmalade.
- 1 x cup light brown sugar.
- ¼ x tsp salt.
Ingredients for the icing:
- Zest and juice of 2 oranges.
- 1 x cup icing sugar.
- Pinch of salt.
- ½ x cup milk.
- 50g x butter, melted.
- Place all the ingredients for the dough in the bread machine, press dough option and let the magic happen.
- Remove from the machine and gentle roll out onto a floured surface into the shape of big rectangular.
- Brush with the melted butter and evenly spread the orange marmalade evenly over the dough.
- Sprinkle with the brown sugar and salt.
- Roll the dough into a log.
- Cut into slices.
- Place the rolls, swirl down side onto a greased baking tray.
- Pop into a preheated oven and bake at 180 degrees for 20 minutes.
- To make the drizzle, whisk everything together in a bowl.
- As soon as you remove the rolls from the oven pour over the drizzle and place on a cooling rack to cool completely.