Orange-Honey Sweet Rolls

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  • Makes: 15 servings
  • Prep: 45 mins
  • Rise: 1 hr 30 mins
  • Bake: 25 mins 350°F
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Orange-Honey Sweet Rolls
packages active dry yeast
1 1/4
cups warm water (110 degrees to 115 degrees )
cup nonfat dry milk powder
cup honey
eggs, lightly beaten
tablespoons toasted wheat germ
teaspoon salt
cup golden raisins
cup honey
Orange Icing
  1. In a large bowl, dissolve the yeast in the warm water; let stand for 5 minutes. Add dry milk, the 1/3 cup butter, 1/3 cup honey, eggs, wheat germ, and salt. Beat with an electric mixer on low speed for 30 seconds, scraping bowl constantly. Add 2 cups of the white whole wheat flour. Beat on low to medium speed for 30 seconds. Beat on high speed for 3 minutes. Using a wooden spoon, stir in remaining white whole wheat flour and as much of the bread flour as you can.
  2. Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface. Knead in enough of the remaining bread flour to make a moderately soft dough that is smooth and elastic (about 6 minutes). Shape dough into a ball. Place dough in a lightly greased bowl, turning once to grease surface of the dough. Cover; let rise in a warm place until double in size (about 1 hour).
  3. Punch dough down. Turn out onto a lightly floured surface. Cover; let rest for 10 minutes. Meanwhile, lightly grease a 13x9x2-inch baking pan; set aside.
  4. For filling:
  5. In a small bowl, cover raisins with cold water; let stand for 5 minutes. Drain well. In a medium bowl, whisk together the 1/4 cup butter, 1/4 cup honey and orange peel until creamy and well combined.
  6. Roll dough into an 18x15-inch rectangle. Spread the butter-honey mixture to within 1/2 inch of the edges. Sprinkle with raisins. Roll up rectangle, starting from a long side. Seal seams. Slice roll into 15 pieces. Arrange, cut sides down, in prepared pan. Cover and let rise in a warm place until nearly double in size (about 30 minutes).
  7. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Bake about 25 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove from oven. Cool for 1 minute. Carefully invert rolls onto a wire rack. Cool slightly. Invert again onto a serving platter. Drizzle with Orange Icing.
Orange Icing
tablespoons orange juice
  1. In a small bowl, combine powdered sugar and finely shredded orange peel. Stir in enough orange juice to reach drizzling consistency.
Nutrition Facts (Orange-Honey Sweet Rolls)
    Per serving:
  • 346 kcal cal.,
  • 8 g fat
  • (5 g sat. fat,
  • 48 mg chol.,
  • 241 mg sodium,
  • 61 g carb.,
  • 4 g fiber,
  • 9 g pro.
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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