Saturday, November 15, 2008

Orange Sticky Buns

I stopped at a thrift store yesterday while waiting for a doctor's appointment. Of course I gravitated toward the book section and found this very interesting cook book. It is titled South of the Fork (1987) and was produced by the Junior League of Dallas. I couldn't help but imagine all the lovely party giving women donating their favorite party recipes for this project. Anyway, I saw this recipe and thought it would be great. I suspect that it could easily be converted to a bread machine recipe. I have always loved orange rolls and have been looking for a great recipe:

Orange Sticky Buns

Filling
3/4 cup sugar
2 Tablespoons grated orange rind

Buns
1 envelope active dry yeast
1/4 cup very warm water
1/4 cup sugar
1 teaspoon salt
2 eggs
1/2 cup sour cream
6 Tablespoons butter, melted
3 1/2 cups flour
2 Tablespoons butter, melted

Glaze
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup sour cream
2 Tablespoons fresh orange juice
1/2 cup butter

Directions:
  1. To prepare filling: In a small bowl, mix ¾ cup of sugar with orange rind; set aside.
  2. To prepare buns: In a large bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water. Beat in ¼ cup sugar, salt, eggs, sour cream and 6 T. melted butter. Gradually add 2 cups flour; beating until dough forms.
  3. Transfer to a floured surface. Into dough, knead enough remaining flour in small amounts to make it smooth and elastic with small blisters on the surface. Place dough in a large greased bowl. Cover and let rise in warm place (80-85°) until double in size, about 2 hours.
  4. Preheat oven to 350° F. Punch dough down and turn out onto floured surface. Knead 15 times. Divide into 2 equal parts. Roll each part into a 12" circle. Brush circles with remaining butter. Sprinkle with orange-sugar mixture.
  5. Cut each circle into 12 pie-shape wedges. Starting at wide end, roll up wedges. Place point side down in greased 9x13" pan. Cover and let rise in warm place until almost double in size, about 1 hour.
  6. Bake, uncovered, 20 minutes- or until golden brown.
  7. While buns are in the oven, prepare glaze. In a medium saucepan, mix all ingredients. Boil 3 minutes, stirring constantly. Spoon over buns while they are still warm.

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