orange rolls


What was the most memorable part of holiday meals for you as a child? At Easter, and only at Easter, my grandma made orange rolls. I looked forward to the sweet rolls for weeks in advance, dreaming of the citrus-flecked glaze. Is it any wonder that the rolls were the highlight of the menu for me?

Orange Rolls | Tutti DolciWhen I spotted an orange roll recipe from Red Star Yeast, I dropped everything and headed to the kitchen. At first bite, I deemed these rolls nearly identical to my grandma’s rolls. The soft and tender pillows are simply irresistible warm from the oven, fragrant with fresh orange filling and frosting. Make a double batch for your family and start a sweet new tradition.

Orange Rolls | Tutti Dolci


Orange Rolls

  • Yield: 14 rolls



  • 1 3/4 cups bread flour, divided
  • 1 package Red Star PLATINUM
  • 1 Tbsp sugar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup low-fat milk
  • 2 Tbsp unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 large egg, at room temperature


  • 3 Tbsp unsalted butter, softened
  • pinch of salt
  • Zest of 1 orange
  • 2 Tbsp orange juice
  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar


  1. Please visit Red Star Yeast for the Speedy Orange Rolls recipe.


•I used Red Star PLATINUM Yeast. Blend PLATINUM Yeast with dry ingredients and half of the flour in the recipe, and add very warm liquids (120-130°F). More on how to use PLATINUM here.

•First rise = 35 minutes; second rise = 20 minutes

•I used unflavored floss to slice the rolls cleanly and arranged 9 rolls in a 9-inch round pan; the remaining 5 rolls baked in another small baking dish.

•I baked my rolls at 350°F for 20 minutes, until golden. I used an offset spatula to spread frosting over the rolls warm from the oven, then let them cool for 20 minutes before serving.


  • Calories: 155

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Disclosure: I was compensated for writing and photographing this post by Red Star Yeast. All opinions expressed are my own.

  1. My husband has wonderful memories of orange rolls from his childhood, too…so I’ve made them a time or two 🙂 I’m going to have to treat him to your version!

  2. Our family tradition at Easter is Cinnamon Rolls! I love the bright, sunshine filled Orange Rolls and might change up the menu after delighting in these enchanting treats!

  3. Pure gorgeousness, Laura! Grandma memories and baking memories during the holidays are the absolute best memories. Your styling and photography here is incredibly inviting. I want to swan dive right into that lovely pan of warm, glazed orange rolls! Thanks ever so much for sharing. 🙂 Pinning! P.S. Late to the party and am so sorry I missed this post when it went live. Was away Monday and Tuesday. xo

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