Pull-Apart Orange Rolls

  • Yield: Makes 20
Pull-Apart Orange Rolls

Source: Martha Stewart Kids, Winter/Spring

Ingredients

  • 2 envelopes active yeast (2 scant tablespoons)
  • 1/4 cup warm water mixed with a pinch of sugar
  • 1 cup scalded milk, cooled slightly
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • Finely grated zest of 2 oranges
  • 1/4 cup vegetable shortening
  • 3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for dusting
  • 2 1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 5 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed orange juice
  • Vegetable oil cooking spray, for bowl and tins

Directions

  1. In a mixing bowl, sprinkle yeast over sugar water; let stand until foamy, about 5 minutes. Add milk, eggs, granulated sugar, salt, half the zest, and shortening. Slowly add flour, mixing until combined. Knead until shiny and elastic, 3 to 5 minutes. Place in an oiled bowl; cover with plastic. Let rise until doubled in bulk, about 1 1/4 hours.

  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Make filling: In a small bowl, mix remaining zest, 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar, and butter. On a well-floured work surface, gently knead dough 3 to 4 times to release air pockets. Roll out dough to an 18-by-14-inch rectangle, dusting with flour as needed. Brush some of the filling over bottom half; fold to enclose. Brush half with filling, and fold again to enclose. Let rest about 5 minutes.

  3. Roll out dough again to a 16-by-10-inch rectangle. Brush half with remaining filling, and fold. Cut into small squares (about 2 inches). Place squares in coated muffin tins, with layers facing up. Let rise until almost doubled in bulk, 12 to 15 minutes.

  4. Bake until golden, about 15 minutes. Remove from oven; let rest 1 minute in tin, then transfer rolls to a cooling rack.

  5. Make a thick icing by whisking together remaining 2 cups confectioners' sugar and the juice. Drizzle over cooled rolls. Serve.

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