I saw these Orange Knot Rolls on Grandma Lizzie’s site. I just had to make them. Had to.
We had some of our children and grandchildren over for Sunday dinner and so I made the rolls. They turned out beautiful and tasted absolutely divine. (I just ate two of them. TWO!! I had to eat two so that there were enough calories for each of my hips . . .)
These are so easy to make that they have become a favorite with my family. They would be a great for grandchildren to cut their bread-making teeth on this recipe. I recommend that you thaw the rolls before your grandchildren come over for their baking lesson.
12 Rhodes Dinner Rolls, thawed but cold
1 medium orange rind, grated
½ cup sugar
¼ cup butter, melted
1 cup powdered sugar
1 tablespoon butter melted
3 tablespoons orange juice
½ teaspoon vanilla extract
Mix grated orange rind with sugar. Roll each roll into a 9-inch rope. Tie in a loose knot. Roll each knot in melted butter and then in rind/sugar mixture. Place on a large sprayed baking sheet. Cover with sprayed plastic wrap and let double in size. Remove wrap.
Bake at 350° F 15-20 minutes. Remove from pan and place on cooling rack. Brush with citrus glaze while still warm.
This recipe was for 12 rolls. However, I was able to make 24 rolls with the sugar mixture and the citrus glaze.
While you are waiting for the rolls to raise, make sure you do something fun with your grandchildren. These rolls can be your ‘treat’ after your activity. Or, you can serve them for a special meal that you make together. Because these rolls are so easy to make, your grandchildren will feel very successful when their beautiful rolls come out of the oven.