Monday, January 27, 2014

Orange Danish

David got back home late Saturday night after being at a music education conference for a few days, so I wanted to make him a special welcome home breakfast on Sunday morning. Ever since he was little, one of his favorite things to eat for breakfast is orange flavored cinnamon rolls (he calls them "orange danish"). I hate to buy the prepackaged kind at the store because they have so many preservatives and chemicals in them, so this time I thought I'd make him some homemade orange danish.


Orange Danish
Adapted from GRIT Magazine
Makes 9 rolls

Ingredients:
1/4 cup butter
1/2 cup freshly squeezed orange juice
1/2 cup sugar
2 t orange zest
2 cups sifted all-purpose flour
3 t baking powder
1/2 t salt
4 T butter, cold and cut into cubes
3/4 cup milk (I used unsweetened soy milk)
Additional melted butter, sugar, and cinnamon

Directions:
1) Preheat oven to 450 F. Heat 1/4 cup butter, orange juice, 1/2 cup sugar, and orange zest in a small saucepan until boiling. Reduce heat to simmer and cook for 2 minutes. Pour into greased 9-cup muffin tin.
2) Sift together flour, baking powder, and salt. Cut in the cold cubed butter. Add milk and stir until dough follows fork. Knead together and roll dough out into 1/4" thickness.
3) Brush the dough with melted butter and sprinkle with sugar and cinnamon. Roll as for jelly roll, then cut into 1" slices. Place cut side down on top of orange mixture in muffin tin. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until lightly golden.


The best part about these rolls is how the bottoms get so gooey, sticky, and delicious. The rolls cook on top of the orange syrup mixture in the muffin tin so the wonderful orange taste permeates throughout. It's not too strong of a flavor, but just a nice hint of orange so it's a little different from a typical cinnamon roll.

Have you ever tried orange flavored cinnamon rolls?

~Tammy

48 comments:

  1. It must be a winter Monday because there are a lot of savory treats posted in my blog feed today!

    This looks and sounds absolutely delightful. Pair this with a cup of tea or coffee... afternoon snack bliss.

    Thank you for sharing!
    xoxo

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  2. They look amazing! I'm visiting Denmark next week - I wonder will I have a Danish while I am there?!!

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  3. I can almost taste them. They do look amazing!

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  4. Have you ever tried orange flavored cinnamon rolls? No but now you can bet I am:) Looks delicious. Hug B

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  5. These look amazing! I'll need to get some juice... then I'll definitely be making them!

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  6. The packaged kind by pillsbury is about as close as I have gotten to eating anything like this... These look so yummy! I am sure your hubby was one very happy man! Have a great week. Blessings!

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  7. What a wonderful homecoming treat! They sound luscious! Any leftovers?

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  8. Oh, I LOVE orange rolls!! They are my favorite too. Thank you for sharing your recipe. I am going to give it a try.

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  9. I usually make cinnamon rolls, but these look even better!

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  10. I've never tried the orange flavored cinnamon rolls, but oh my! Yours looks delicious! Thanks for sharing the recipe!

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  11. These look so yummy. Thanks for sharing the recipe!

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  12. I am truly in awe of your amazing photos. You have such an incredible eye and talent Tammy!! I was looking for a dessert to make this week and I will definitely be making this. By the way, I made your Macadamia-White Chocolate cookies 2 weeks ago. Oh my - they were incredible!!

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  13. If they taste half as good as they look... My mouth is watering. lol And David was happy to wake up to this? ;-)

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  14. YUM. I love orange rolls- will definitely give these a try. They look amazing~!!

    Erin
    http://yellowbirchhobbyfarm.blogspot.com

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  15. Before I read the caption I thought you had some snail-shells there, but I was relieved that it was only orange danishes. My friend Kundry is in France right now and I hope no one of her acquaintance is eating escargot. I wish I could still eat flour products, but no. When I was a kid in addition to fresh-baked donuts the cat would eat, my fave was fresh hot honey-buns. Not those disappointing ultra-preserved cello-wrapped kind with weird white icing, but piping hot from the oven. The center was the part I always wanted to get to because it was doughier than the outer bits. See if Emma will eat some baked goods. I said her because I don't think it wise to have the indoor cats develop any more of a taste for cookies and snail-shaped danishes, or they'll eat them all up. Especially with butter in the ingredients. Cats love butter.

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  16. Tammy, these look so good and NO yeast?! I will make them next weekend as a special treat. Thanks for sharing your recipe and I'm glad your hubby is back home:)

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  17. I've never tried these but I can tell I am missing out on something special. I can just see them at my next brunch! Thanks! :)

    XO,
    Jane

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  18. Those look SO tasty!! Also, can I just tell you? I love your photography. It's so beautiful (and makes me really hungry!)

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  19. I have never tried them, but they look so good. I have all these orange peels I dehydrated, this would be perfect. Guessing the linens are from your grandmother? :)

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  20. How is it possible that I have never heard of these before? I must ask my foodie friends if I have been oblivious to these, or if we just don't have them in our region. Regardless, I will be trying these! Kind of intimidated though.... I have never made anything that is even similar to a cinnamon roll!

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  21. We love "orange danish"! We haven't had any in ages since I hate to buy the tube at the grocery store now. I'll have to try this. Pinning it so I can find it later. :-)

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  22. I had no idea they existed! I'll try the commercial kind. Both images look great.

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  23. Tammy, Tammy, Tammy....I'm sure David was thrilled to the gills with these. YummmY

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  24. Nice. I guess orange is the secret ingredient.

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  25. Those look delicious! The Swedes love cinnamon rolls, but I've never seen orange-flavoured ones.

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  26. These look wonderful, I'm going to have to give them a go.

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  27. Tammy, your orange cinnamon rolls look delicious! LOL, I wish I could grab one from my screen. Thanks for sharing the recipe. Have a happy day!

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  28. What a deliciously amazing treat to return to! What a special girl he has in you Tammy .) These look so good!

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  29. I am drooling over here. Those sound and look absolutely amazing!

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  30. These look absolutely amazing. I would love to have some of these with a huge glass of milk. Yummy yummy.

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  31. These look delicious! What a great homecoming treat!

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  32. I love the orange added to it, these sound great!

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  33. Ohhhh no I have not had orange flavored rolls before and they sounds and look amazing! I will be giving these a go this weekend, yum. Thanks for sharing another recipe friend.

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  34. Gooey cinnamon rolls are the best! They look wonderful.

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  35. These look really, really good. :-)

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  36. Oh my goodness, Tammy - these look delicious! Aren't you a sweet wifey for baking your hubby's favorite treat! Your pretty linens and dishes make it very special, too. Thank you for sharing - I know my hubby will love these! Hugs xo Karen

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  37. There's that lovely pan again! ;)
    I won't buy the packaged rolls either for the same reason as you. I have never tried making orange Danish but have done regular cinnamon rolls before.

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  38. These look incredible and I love that pan!

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  39. Next block of days off I have, I am trying these. They look dee-lish! And it sounds like they are easy to make as well!

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  41. I love cinnamon rolls but never tried orange-flavored ones. How sweet you made them for David. They look yummy! And I love the embroidered cloth--you always have the prettiest accessories! xx

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  42. Oh, I want to make these Tammy.. You are such a good wife.. xo

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  43. wow, these look scrumptious! i'll definitely make these.
    thanks for sharing:))

    big hugs!

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  44. Holy Schmoly! They look incredible Tammy, consider them bookmarked & pinned :)
    Janie x

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