Something I have noticed about memories is that they are often attached to one or more of our senses (smells, sounds, tastes, etc.). What are the holidays without some specific foods or recipes that have become tradition over the years? Tons of memories are created around food and the holidays.
For as long as I could remember, my mom made a Swedish Tea Ring for Christmas morning. Over the years that has sort of transformed into cinnamon rolls, and now into my Orange Sweet Rolls. Because oranges are in season right now, it seems very fitting to use my already nearly-perfect cinnamon roll recipe and add a marmalade twist.
The fantastic thing about going homemade is that you know each and every ingredient going into your masterpiece. If you like to take pride in your work, and the quality, then I recommend making your own marmalade, for starters, then going with a high quality flour for your rolls. Flour is a crucial ingredient for cinnamon rolls to turn out – in the dough and to roll out the dough. This is where I turn to Bob’s Red Mill for help.
Bob’s Red Mill is a brand I know I can trust when it comes to quality ingredients. They have such a nice variety of flours too, if you have dietary restrictions or needs such as gluten free. For my orange sweet rolls I use Bob’s Red Mill Organic Unbleached All-Purpose White Flour. The Organic Unbleached White Flour is freshly milled from Organic hard red wheat. Both the bran and the germ have been removed leaving the endosperm that is made into white flour. It is not enriched with any additives, so you can feel good about using it and serving your dish(es) to holiday guests.
This kitchen staple is incredibly versatile and perfect for all of your baking needs. As I mentioned before, this flour goes in my rolls and I use it to roll them out.
Now that I’ve done the cinnamon and brown sugar filling, and marmalade and brown sugar filling, I’m thinking I need to put a berry twist on my cinnamon rolls.
The thing is, all you really need is a good dough recipe, a delicious cream cheese frosting, and the possibilities for fillings are endless. Before you get to baking, be sure to print this $1 off Bob’s Red Mill coupon. Happy holiday baking!
- 4 Tbs melted butter
- 4 Tbs water
- ½ box instant vanilla pudding (half of the 3.4 oz box)
- 1 cup milk
- 1 egg
- 1 Tbs sugar
- ½ tsp salt
- 4 cups Bob's Red Mill Organic Unbleached All-Purpose White Flour
- 2½ tsp yeast
- 1/2 cup butter, softened
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 3/4 cup marmalade
- 4 oz cream cheese, softened
- ¼ cup butter, softened
- 1½ cups powdered sugar
- ½ tsp vanilla
- 1½ tsp milk
- 1-2 Tbs marmalade, if desired
- Place the first 9 ingredients in the bread machine (butter through yeast).
- Set bread machine for the dough cycle (should be about 1.5 hours). Knead and let rise several times if not using a bread machine.
- Remove dough from bread machine and roll out to a 17"x10" rectangle, on a lightly floured surface.
- Spread marmalade over dough, leaving a small gap around the edges. Cover with softened butter and sprinkle with brown sugar.
- Roll dough from long end, like a jellyroll.
- Pinch ends to close.
- Slice rolled dough into ½" slices. This is easy to do using unflavored dental floss.
- Place rolls into greased pan and let rise until doubled. This works best if you cover pan with a clean towel and place on top of the oven while it preheats.
- Bake rolls at 350°, for 15-20 minutes, until golden.
- Mix all frosting ingredients until smooth, adding marmalade if you'd like a little more orange flavor. Spread on slightly cooled rolls.