Orange Rolls


1 package dry yeast (about 2 1/4 teaspoons)

1/2 cup warm water (100 to 110 degrees F)

1 cup sugar, divided

1/2 cup reduced fat sour cream

2 tablespoons butter, softened

1 teaspoon salt

1 large egg, lightly beaten

15.75 ounces all-purpose flour (about 3 1/2 cups), divided

Cooking spray

2 tablespoons butter, melted

2 tablespoons grated orange rind


3/4 cup sugar

1/4 cup butter

2 tablespoons fresh orange juice

1/2 cup reduced-fat sour cream

To Prepare dough, dissolve yeast in warm water in a small bowl; let stand 5 minutes. In a large mixing bowl add 1/4 cup sugar, 1/2 cup sour cream, 2 tablespoons softened butter, salt, egg, and yeast mixture. Beat with a mixer at medium speed until smooth. Weigh or lightly spoon flour into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Add 9 ounces flour (about 2 cups to yeast mixture; beat until smooth. Add 4.5 ounces flour (about 1 cup) to yeast mixture, stirring until a soft dough forms. Turn dough out onto a floured surface. Knead until smooth and elastic (about 10 minutes); add enough of remaining flour, 1 tablespoon at a time, to prevent dough from sticking to hands (dough will feel sticky).

Place dough in a large bowl coated with cooking spray, turning to coat top. Cover and let rise in a warm place (85 degrees F), free from drafts, 1 hour and 15 minutes or until doubled in size. (Gently press two fingers into dough. If indentation remains, dough has risen enough.)

Punch dough down; cover and let rest 5 minutes. Divide dough in half. Working with 1 portion at a time (cover remaining dough to prevent drying), roll each portion or dough into a 12-inch circle on a floured surface. Brush surface of each circle with 1 tablespoon melted butter. Combine 3/4 cup sugar and rind. Sprinkle half of sugar mixture over each circle. Cut each circle into 12 wedges. Roll up each wedge tightly, beginning at wide end. Place rolls, point sides down, in a 13 x 9-inch baking pan coated with cooking spray. Cover and let rise 25 minutes or until doubled in size.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Uncover dough. Bake at 350 degrees F for 25 minutes or until golden brown.

While rolls bake, prepare glaze. Combine 3/4 cup sugar, 1/4 cup butter, and orange juice in a small saucepan; bring to a boil over medium heat. Cook 3 minutes or until sugar dissolves, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat; cool slightly. Stir in 1/2 cup sour cream. Drizzle glaze over warm rolls; let stand 20 minutes before serving. Yield: 2 dozen.