Friday, December 9, 2011

Orange Twirls

About once a year I would hear my dad mention something about his Aunt Pearl's orange rolls. He raved about how soft they were. He went on about how smooth the frosting was. However, the recipe was no where to be found....or so I thought.
Enter my cousin's bridal shower where the guests were encouraged to bring a favorite family recipe. Guess which one my grandma brought with her?
2 pkg. yeast
1/3 cup sugar
1/2 cup warm water
3/4 cup warm milk
1/2 cup shortning
2 large eggs
1 tsp. salt
1/4 cup orange juice
5 cups flour
(1) Soak yeast in warm water for 5 minutes.
(2) Combine warm milk, shortning, sugar, salt, eggs, orange juice and half the flour into yeast mixture.
(3) Beat 2 minutes with electric mixture until smooth.
(4) Add remaining flour and beat for two additional minutes.
(5) Turn out onto lightly floured surface. Knead into a smooth and elastic ball.
(6) Turn into buttered bowl. Cover and let rise until double in size.
(7) Punch down and turn into floured surface. Roll out and cut into strips.
(8) Make a figure 8 with each strip.
(9) Line figure 8's in a greased 9x13" pan - just like you would with cinnamon rolls.
(10) Cover and let rise until double in size.
(11) Bake in preheated 400 degree oven for 12-15 minutes
3 1/2 cups powdered sugar
1/2 cup shortning
1/4 tsp. salt
2 large egg whites
1 tsp. vanilla
(1) Beat egg whites until stiff.
(2) Add 1/2 cup of powdered sugar and shortning. Beat.
(3) Add the rest of the 3 cups of powdered sugar and vanilla. Mix until very smooth.
(4) Spread on rolls.

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