Orange-Date Rolls

Course : Breads
Serves: 1
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Ingredients:

2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour -- plus more
1 1/2 Teaspoons instant yeast
1/2 Teaspoon salt
1/3 Cup sugar -- plus more for sprinkling on rolls if desired
2 Tablespoons butter -- plus more for greasing the bowl and pan and for glazing
1 large egg
1/2 Cup milk -- plus more as needed
 

Preparation / Directions:

Combine the flour, yeast, salt, and sugar in the container of a food processor fitted with the steel blade and process for 5 seconds. Add the 2 tablespoons butter and the egg and pulse a few times, until well combined. With the machine running, drizzle most of the milk through the feed tube. Process just until a dough ball forms; add more milk, 1 teaspoon at a time, if necessary. Knead by hand on a lightly floured surface for a minute or two longer, adding a little more flour or milk if necessary, until the dough is silky smooth and quite elastic. Butter a bowl; place the dough in it. Cover and let rise until doubled in bulk, at least two hours. (You can hasten the process by placing it in a warm place.) Roll out the dough into a 1/2-inch-thick rectangle. Brush liberally with melted butter, then sprinkle with 1/2 cup brown sugar, 2 tablespoons minced orange zest, and 1/2 cup minced dates; add 1/2 cup chopped nuts if you like. Roll it up, lengthwise, then cut into 1-to 1 1/2-inch-thick slices. Place in a buttered 12-compartment muffin tin. Cover and let rise until puffy, about 1 hour. Brush with additional buttter and sprinkle with sugar just before baking. While rising, boil together 1/2 cup sugar and 1/2 cup orange juice until thickened. Brush the slices liberally with this mixture before baking. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Bake until nicely browned, 20 to 30 minutes. Makes 24

 

Nutritional Information:

602 Calories (kcal); 31g Total Fat; (46% calories from fat); 10g Protein; 73g Carbohydrate; 266mg Cholesterol; 1416mg Sodium


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