Last weekend, I had two major flops in the kitchen. Two different flops for the same recipe.
One batch of dough didn’t even make it onto the counter to be rolled out. That’s how bad it was. I barely got it mixed together before I knew it wouldn’t work, and it went straight into the trash.
The second go round of the dough looked more promising, so I tried a new method of making sweet rolls where you roll and cut them the night before, let them rest in the fridge overnight, and then have them rise in the morning before baking them.
I was ready.
The dough looked great. The filling smelled amazing. And they rolled up perfectly, which doesn’t always happen.
I took them out in the morning to get them to room temperature, put them in the oven with a pan of boiling water and let them sit for 30 minutes.
And…nothing happened. They looked exactly the same!
So I tried a new method. Since I had a load of (already) dry clothes in the dryer, I turned the dryer on for about 10 minutes to get it warm. Then I turned off the dryer and put the pan IN the oven on top of the warm clothes to see if they would rise.
An hour went by and they had barely moved.
I baked them anyway.
After our yogurt biscuits came out of the oven and we had finished breakfast, I decided to go ahead and bake the rolls to see how they would do.
Recipe, fail. Twice.
So…anyone have any good, tried and true (and maybe whole wheat) orange roll recipes to share?
It’s a good thing those biscuits made up for these rolls.