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Orange Rolls

Prep Time: 2 hours 35 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 2 hours 55 minutes
Servings: 36 rolls, depending on size
These orange rolls are the best I've ever had! The rolls are super soft and fluffy and that orange glaze over the top is to die for!


Potato Rolls

  • 3/4 Cup Sugar
  • 3/4 Cup Butter or shortening plus extra for buttering the dough, about 1/3 cup extra butter
  • 3 Cups Scalded Milk * see note
  • 1 Cup Potato Flakes
  • 1 Tb Salt
  • 4 Eggs
  • 1 Tablespoon SAF Instant Yeast or 2 Tablespoons Fleishmans yeast we use fleishman
  • 7 Cups Flour
  • Zest of 1 large Orange


  • 2 Cups Powdered Sugar
  • 2 Teaspoons Orange Zest
  • 4 Tablespoons Orange Juice
  • 2 Tablespoons Butter softened
  • Pinch of salt


  • Potato Rolls
  • Mix the sugar, butter or shortening, scalded milk, potato flakes, and salt until lukewarm.
  • Add the yeast and let sit for 1 minute and then whisk in the eggs and zest
  • Add 6 cups of the flour and stir until the dough has come together, but is still soft, you may need to add an extra 1/2 cup, but reserve the last 1/2 cup for heavily flouring the counter and dough when it's time to roll them out. This is not like a bread dough. It is a slightly sticky dough.
  • Let dough rise for one hour.
  • Push down and divide dough into 3 parts.
  • Flour your counter and the top of the dough.
  • Roll out to 1/2" thick and butter 1/2 of dough.
  • Fold the dough over and cut into 1" wide strips.
  • Tie into knots and place on cookie sheet.
  • Let rise for 1-2 hours more.
  • Bake at 350 until golden brown, (14-20 min)
  • Glaze
  • Mix together, all of the ingredients until a thicker glaze forms.
  • Once rolls have cooled slightly glaze them!


To scald milk just heat over a medium low temperature until foam appears around the edges and the top of the milk begins to form a skin. Remove from the stove and proceed.
Nutrition Facts
Orange Rolls
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 244 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Fat 9g14%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Polyunsaturated Fat 3g
Cholesterol 39mg13%
Sodium 275mg12%
Carbohydrates 35g12%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 11g12%
Protein 5g10%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.