Dating from a recipe that appeared in the 1940s, this sweet citrusy bread dough recipe is tied in tender pretzel-shape rolls. Drizzle glaze from a spoon or squeeze from a bag with a hole snipped in the corner. Serve the rolls for brunch or breakfast.

Source: Better Homes and Gardens
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Orange Bowknots

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  • In a large mixing bowl, stir together 2 cups of the flour and the yeast. In a medium saucepan, heat and stir milk, butter, sugar, and salt just until warm (120 degrees F to 130 degrees F) and butter is almost melted.

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  • Add milk mixture to flour mixture; add eggs. Beat with an electric mixer on low to medium speed for 30 seconds, scraping side of bowl constantly. Beat on high speed for 3 minutes. Using a wooden spoon, stir in the orange peel, orange juice, and as much of the remaining flour as you can.

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  • Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface. Knead in enough of the remaining flour to make a moderately soft dough that is smooth and elastic (3 to 5 minutes total). Shape into a ball. Place in a lightly greased bowl; turn once. Cover and let rise in a warm place until double (about 1 hour).

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  • Punch dough down. Turn out onto a lightly floured surface. Divide in half. Cover and let rest for 10 minutes.

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  • Roll each dough portion into a 12 x 7-inch rectangle. Cut each rectangle into twelve 7-inch-long strips. Tie each strip loosely into a knot. Lightly grease 2 baking sheets; arrange knots 2 inches apart on baking sheets. Cover and let rise in warm place until nearly double in size (about 30 minutes).

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  • Bake in a 375 degree F oven about 12 minutes or until golden. Remove from baking sheets; cool on wire racks. Drizzle with Orange Glaze. Makes 24 rolls.

Nutrition Facts (Orange Bowknots)

177 calories; total fat 5g; saturated fat 3g; polyunsaturated fatg; monounsaturated fat 1g; cholesterol 30mg; sodium 102mg; potassium 69mg; carbohydrates 29g; fiber 1g; sugar 8g; protein 4g; vitamin aRE; vitamin a 194IU; vitamin c 2mg; thiaminmg; riboflavinmg; niacin equivalents 2mg; vitamin b6mg; folate 16mcg; vitamin b12mcg; calcium 20mg; iron 1mg.

Orange Glaze

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  • In a small bowl, stir together powdered sugar and finely shredded orange peel. Stir in enough orange juice to make a glaze of drizzling consistency.

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Reviews (4)

23 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 20
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
11/22/2017
My mother made these every year for Thanksgiving and Christmas. This is an awesome recipe and everyone would always rave. They freeze and reheat well too. She would make 2 recipes because they would always be gone after our family meals. Gosh they bring back great memories!!!
Rating: 5 stars
12/07/2018
Hmmmmm hmmmmm good!
Rating: 5 stars
12/20/2018
My Mother used to make these back in the 50's, 60's. & 70's. Hers would melt in your mouth! I can't wait to make them. I may eat the entire batch by myself! LOL
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12/30/2016
My mother-in-law is practically famous for making these rolls at thanksgiving and Christmas. They have become a tradition in my home now as well.They are truly the best. I make them with butter, and she makes them with shortening. I have even made them vegan by using almond milk, coconut oil, and applesauce instead of real milk, butter and eggs, and even then they turned out soft and flavourful. It's an excellent recipe.