Strawberry Orange Rolls

strawberry orange rolls

Cinnamon rolls, or any other breakfast rolls are super popular in my house. I’m always a big fan of cinnamon rolls but my husband LOVES orange rolls. Mostly, I love strawberries so I married our two loves together for these delicious Strawberry Orange Rolls.

Mmmmm, there is nothing like a warm orange roll right out of the oven and glazed for that ooey-gooey, heaven on earth, breakfast experience.

Memories

I remember being newly married and making the Pillsbury version of these. Until then, I had never had the pleasure of sinking my teeth into an orange roll. That is where things changed for the better! 🙂

Orange Inspiration From Local Bakery

Here in our town in Alabama, there is a wonderful bakery called Edgar’s, Hold on to your hat because they make some of the most ridiculous homemade cinnamon rolls and orange rolls daily. They are to DIE for! Actually, monster rolls are what they remind me of but they are super light and fluffy and loaded with icing.

With many visits, we have decided the orange roll rules! After multiple taste tests, my family is in unanimous consent! The flavor is amazing and just comes singing out once you take a bite. Oh so delicious.

Our biggest problem is restraining ourselves from making constant trips to the bakery to indulge ourselves! But always fun when we do!

Making Them At Home

The Orange Dough

Making them at home is super simple. The recipe is super user friendly and makes a delicious light and moist breakfast roll. I load the dough with fresh zest which really brightens up the dough.

orange zest in breakfast dough
See the fresh orange zest right in the dough

More importantly, the dough rises beautifully and super easy and elastic to roll out.

Filling-Strawberry Orange

Just can’t get enough of that orange flavor, the filling is also loaded with fresh zest and accompanied by some strawberry jam. The jam is subtle and goes so well with orange. Also, I love the contrast of colors here with the hint of red and the zest.

Icing… Of Course!

stacked strawberry orange rolls
Ready for indulgence

Icing, of course is a total must. All in moderation… or maybe not! I love loading it on pretty thick!

Glazing your works of art bring it all together with the addition of fresh juice and zest to finish and highlight the star of the show. You mouth gets an explosion of orange and strawberry simultaneously.

These Strawberry Orange rolls are perfect for Christmas morning too!

Happy Baking!

Try some of these other delicious breakfast breads….

Print Recipe
Strawberry Orange Rolls
Rich breakfast dough saturated with fresh orange zest throughout and rolled around a orange, strawberry filling and glazed with orange icing for a great redo of the classic orange roll.
Course Breads
Keyword Orange, Strawberry
Prep Time 25 min
Cook Time 20 min
Passive Time 1 1/2 hours
Servings
rolls
Ingredients
Breakfast Dough
Filling
Orange Icing
Course Breads
Keyword Orange, Strawberry
Prep Time 25 min
Cook Time 20 min
Passive Time 1 1/2 hours
Servings
rolls
Ingredients
Breakfast Dough
Filling
Orange Icing
Instructions
Dough
  1. Heat the milk in a microwave safe container where the temp measures between 105-110 (about 20-30 seconds) Add the yeast and whisk and allow to stand 5 minutes till activated. In a stand mixer, combine the flour, salt, and sugar and mix well. Add the yeast mixture and eggs and with a dough hook allow to knead for 1-2 minutes. Add the soft butter and orange zest and knead the dough on medium low speed till a smooth and elastic dough is formed.
  2. Grease a bowl and and place the dough in the bowl. Cover and allow to rise at room temperature till doubled (about an hour).
  3. Punch down the dough and rest 5 minutes. Place on a lightly floured surface and roll into a large rectangle where the dough is about 1/4" thin.
  4. Combine the butter and orange zest and mix till combined and smooth. Spread a thin layer all over the dough. Sprinkle with sugar all across the dough.
    orange zest in sweet roll dough
  5. Spread a thin layer of the strawberry jam on top of the butter mixture.
    strawberry jam on breakfast dough
  6. Roll the dough up, starting with the long ends to obtain a long cylinder roll. Trim off the ends about 1".
  7. Place in a greased 13x9 baking dish in rows of three. Cover and allow to rise about 45 min to an hour.
    orange rolls ready to rise
  8. Once the rolls are risen, preheat oven to 350.
    risen strawberry orange rolls
  9. Bake rolls about 18-20 minutes till very lightly browned on the edges. While the rolls are baking go ahead and make the icing to have it ready.
    Baked orange rolls ready to ice
  10. Allow to cool 10-15 min and glaze the top with the icing.
    strawberry orange rolls
Icing
  1. In a bowl, mix the soft butter and cream cheese till creamy. Add in the zest and remaining ingredients. Whisk till a smooth consistency is reached. Glaze the rolls placing a generous about of glaze on each one. Allow the glaze to harden about 15-20 minutes or enjoy immediately.
Recipe Notes

After rolls are baked, cooled, and glazed.  Place them individually on a sheet tray lined with parchment paper and freeze till frozen.  Wrap individually in saran wrap and place all rolls into a freezer bag.

When ready to eat, unwrap frozen rolls and allow to come to room temperature and pop into the microwave about 15-20 seconds.

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