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Orange Date Cinnamon Rolls
Orange Date Cinnamon Rolls are super delicious. Not only that, they’re easy to make with just a few convenient ingredients. After baking, a simple glaze is made and drizzled over the warm rolls. If you’re a fan of cinnamon rolls as much as we are, you’ll love these orange and date studded rolls too. Can’t you just hear them calling your name:)
How Are They Made?
Very easily, friends! We took a loaf of thawed frozen bread dough, rolled it into a large rectangle and brushed the surface with melted butter. A mixture of sugar, ground cinnamon, chopped medrool dates and Paradise chopped orange peel is sprinkled over the surface. You then carefully roll up the dough, encasing all that yummy filling, slice and bake. Finally, they’re drizzled with a simple vanilla glaze. Pour yourself a cup of coffee or tea and enjoy.
A Word About Dates
Dates have a history stretching back over 5,000 years. This venerable fruit grows in thick clusters on the giant date palm, native to the Middle East. The name is thought to come from the Greek daktulos, meaning “finger,” after the shape of the fruit. Dates require a hot, dry climate and besides Africa and the Middle East, flourish in California and Arizona. Most varieties range from 1 to 2 inches long and are oval in shape. All dates have a single, long, narrow seed. The skin is thin and papery, the flesh sweet and almost creamy-like. Dates are green when unripe and turn yellow, golden brown, black or mahogany red, depending on the variety, as they ripen.
We made this recipe in a 9-inch round layer baking pan. You could also use a 13 x 9-inch baking dish or even a 9-inch springform pan. Please keep in mind that depending on the type of pan you use, will determine how much your rolls will rise and baking times will vary. Experiment with different pan sizes until you find one that you like. Just think of all of the delicious cinnamon rolls you can eat!!
A super delicious and easy recipe for cinnamon rolls.
- 1 loaf white bread dough thawed
- 2 tablespoons butter or margarine melted
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 3 teaspoons ground cinnamon
- 1/2 cup chopped medrool dates
- 1/2 cup chopped orange peel
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 2-3 tablespoons milk
- 1 tablespoon orange juice
- 1 teaspoon orange zest
- 2 tablespoons chopped orange peel
On a lightly sprayed counter, roll dough into a 12×18 inch rectangle. Brush with melted butter. Combine sugar, ground cinnamon, chopped dates and orange peel. Sprinkle mixture over melted butter.
Starting on long side, roll up jelly roll style. Cut into 12 equal pieces. Place in a greased 9-inch round baking pan.* Cover rolls with sprayed plastic wrap and let rise until double in size. This step will depend on several different factors. Humidity, home temperature, bread dough etc and so forth.
Remove plastic wrap and bake at 350°F for 15-20 minutes. Cool in pan for 5 minutes. Remove from pan and drizzle with icing while still warm.
Make Icing: Combine powdered sugar, milk, butter and vanilla; mix well.
*We made this recipe in a 9-inch round baking pan. You could also use a 13 x 9-inch baking dish or even a 9-inch springform pan. Please keep in mind that depending on the type of pan you use will determine how much your rolls will rise and baking times will vary. Experiment with different pans until you find one you like. Just think of all the cinnamon rolls you can eat!!