Orange Cinnamon Rolls [Project]

It’s my birthday!  And as has been the tradition for the last several years, that means we make cinnamon buns for breakfast.  Which is perfect for this blog, since as we all know… Cinnamon buns are the perfect combination of sugar and spice.

Traditionally, I have always wanted sticky buns (which are so fantastic), but this year I decided to step outside of the box a little and do Orange Cinnamon Rolls with cream cheese frosting.  Also fantastic.

Basically, making these was pretty easy.  Until I burnt the third pan of them to a charcoaled crisp.  Yes, that happened.  But let’s try to blissfully forget about that, and focus on the first two pans, which are pictured here.  😛

The recipe I chose to use was pretty much just a basic sweet dough, using orange juice for 1/2 the liquid and adding some orange rind to the dough.  For future attempts, I think I’d like to add a bit of pumpkin puree as well… I contemplated that this time, buut… No.  Going down to the basement freezer and thawing pumpkin seemed like too much work.  😛  Sad, I know.  But that’s how it was.  (Note:  I was making this dough at midnight, so you can’t call me *too* crazy for not wanting to do that.) 😉

At any rate, they turned out beautifully (not including the burnt ones), and they are SO delicious.  And HUGE.  I love huge desserts; what way you can eat the equivalent of 20, but still be able to say that you “Only had one.”  😉

 Nice and light, and puffy.  Perfect-o.

Annnnd.. slathered in cream cheese icing. Just as it ought to be.

Thanks for stopping in!  Back next week.

–Naomi

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