Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Orange Almond Sweet Rolls

The weather is getting a bit warmer so it is time to make some bread for our breakfast. Instead of the regular cinnamon filling I change it to citrus infused almond filling. The rolls are soft and fluffy and the almond filling is not overly sweet. They are the perfect rolls to have along with a cup of coffee or tea. We just adored these rolls and we take one of this any times over the traditional cinnamon roll.


¾ cup milk warm
6 tablespoons butter, melted and cooled
2 large eggs
4 cups flour
¼ cup sugar
2 ¼ tsp instant yeast
1 tsp salt

Orange Filling:

5 tbsp softened butter
3 tbsp ground almond
1/2 cup sugar
2 tablespoons freshly squeezed orange juice
Zest of 2 orange

1. To make the dough, combined the warm milk and melted butter together. In a mixer bowl combined the flour, sugar, yeast and salt together. Mix well.
2. Fit the mixer with dough hook attachment. With the mixer on low speed, add the buttermilk mixture and eggs and mix until the dough comes together, about 2 minutes.
3. Increase the mixer to medium speed and knead the dough until it is smooth and elastic, about 10 minutes
4. Place the dough in a large, lightly greased bowl and cover the top tightly with plastic wrap. Let the dough rise in a warm place until doubled, around 2 to 2 ½ hours, depending on the warmth of your kitchen.
5. For the filling, combine all the filling in a small bowl and mix well. Set aside.
6. When the dough is ready, turn it out onto a lightly floured work surface and roll it into 16 by 12-inch rectangle.
7. Spread the filling mixture over the rectangle, using an offset spatula or rubber spatula.
8. Lift the longest edge closest to you and begin rolling the dough into a tight log. Pinch the seam closed and roll the log so it is seam side down.
9. Using a serrated knife, slice the log into 10-12 evenly sized rolls. You can slice them thinner or thicker as you like. Take a piece of the roll, holding on to both end simultaneously pull and twist the roll into a figure eight.
10. Place it on lined baking pan. Cover the rolls with plastic wrap. Let the rolls rise in a warm place until doubled in size.
11. Baked the rolls at a pre-heated 350 degree F for 22-25 minutes or until the rolls are lightly golden brown on top and cooked through.

Note: If after 5 minutes of kneading, the dough is still overly sticky, add 1 or 2 tablespoon of flour to it until the dough clears the sides of the bowl. You can make this into traditional cinnamon roll look.


Alice said...

looks so delicious!
will try - thks! :)

Katie said...

These look yummy. The cirtus makes the perfect breakfast wake me up. Love the shape of them too

Jeannie said...

I like the way you shape it too, different from the traditional rolls:D Sounds yummy!

Anonymous said...

did you use plain flour or bread flour for the dough? Does it make a difference to how the bread will turn out? thks for your advice.
Jade :)

Awayofmind Bakery House said...

I like the way you presented the rolls, lovely!

ann low said...

Nice rolls for breakfast! Wonder how you shape it!

Unknown said...

Divine, wishing I had one of course.

Shereen said...

Nice,Gert..the citrus will perk you up in the morning.Bookmarked!

CaThY said...

Looks very yummy! ;)

synth said...

these babies look so good! And I bet they taste really good too. I adore anything citrusy.Sweet and sour at the same time, isn't life supposed to be like that? :)

and pray tell how you shaped them? Thanks!

j3ss kitch3n said...

baked to perfection Gert!

Joyce @ Chunky Cooky said...

Nicely shaped rolls ! Making me drooling and hungry for one now !

hanushi said...

The shapes make them look v unique!! :) Nice job! :)

Shirley @ Kokken69 said...

This looks like a lovely treat! I am sure everyone is happy that the weather is turning warmer... After this year's harsh winter..

Lisa Ho said...

This is good :)

Elin said...

Gert...time to go bread making craze since the weather is getting warmer :) I can't stop baking them ...crazy me. WB is already complaining liow :p

Your rolls looks good. Citrus infused almond filling ...mmmm great idea and I am sure it taste good.

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My Asian Kitchen said...

wow!! Gert you bake so much cake and bread!!I like your green tea bread!! I also still have about 1/2 kg of green tea powder sitting around,must try to bake something soon!! when I was at BJ's ,I was thinking to get the roll or puff there but when again I said to myself why not bake it at home...until now still nothing yet! haha!

ICook4Fun said...

Alice, Katie, Jeannie, thank you.

Jade, I used regular AP flour for these rolls. Bread flour has extra gluten in it so it will give your a chewy texture and makes your bread rise higher. So using either types of flour will be fine.

Ah Tze, thank you.

Ann, I just pull and twist is but it untangled when baked that is why it form into that shape :)

Shereen, thank you. Hope you like this :)

ICook4Fun said...

Cathy, thanks.

Synth, yes what you said is so true. As for the shape read note : 9.

Jess, Joyce, hanushi, thank you.

Shirley, yes it is getting much warmer now :)

Lisa, thanks.

Elin, yea baked these for our breakfast. I see you baked a lot of bread too :)

Koh, thank you so much for the award.

Lesley, I baked the green tea bread some time ago. You should bake bread since Eliot and Mishu likes it.

Jay, thanks. Will swing by your blog later.

My Little Space said...

These rolls look fabulous. I bet they taste real good. Ok Ok I'm coming over for tea. ha... Have a great time.

MamaFaMi said...

Thank you Gert for the recipe. Tried it a few days back. Lovely! Allow me to post the recipe in my blog ya. Tapi one funny thing is, I ended up with so many shapes! Hahaha... the twisting time tu a bit messy la... next time round, buat macam cinnamon rolls sudahlah... hahaha...

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Cheah said...

They're so cute, have KIV. So kind of you to share!