Bread, yeast bread or quick bread it doesn’t matter, I love bread! I could literally eat a whole loaf myself, I restrain myself so I don’t, but I could. The smell of fresh baked bread, MMMMMMM, I have no other words. Fresh baked bread sends me to my happy place; it is just so darn good!
These rolls are super simple to make. If you have a bread machine just throw all the ingredients into it and turn it on. If no bread machine, no problem, there is no kneading involved. Now don’t get me wrong, I do love my bread machine and there is nothing wrong with using it. For me, it all depends on my mood and the amount of time I have if I decide to use it or not. Sometimes I don’t use either one and I do it all by hand. Kneading the dough for me is very relaxing, kind of like pulling weeds relaxes me, lol. And there is something nostalgic about using your hands.
These rolls have a hint of orange in them and that is what makes them so yummy. They are great served with pork or turkey. They also make a great sandwich roll. I made a pork sandwich with my leftover pork tenderloin I made for Easter and it was delicious!
My son Jamison, who is 3 1/2, helped me make these. He loves to measure, pour, and turn the mixer to the highest setting before the flour is mixed in, YIKES!! I should have taken a picture of my floor, it looked like it snowed in my kitchen! We had fun and it was easy to clean up, memories were made. When my kids help me cook or bake it does take twice as long and can cause me to lose my patience but I am realizing how important it is to take the time to teach them kitchen skills and know that one day they will be able to make me a whole meal while I sit on the couch and relax. Could that be possible one day? I am getting excited thinking about it.
Buttermilk Orange Rolls
- 1 1/4 Cups buttermilk, warmed to 100-110 F
- 2 Tbsp sugar
- 1 Tbsp honey
- 2 Tbsp butter, melted
- 3 tsp grated orange rind
- 1 tsp salt
- 3 Cups all purpose flour
- Cooking spray
Combine first 3 ingredients in bowl of an electric mixer. Sprinkle yeast over milk mixture and let stand 5 minutes or until bubbly.
Stir in butter, orange rind, and salt.
Add flour to yeast mixture; mix on low speed with a dough hook until a soft, elastic dough forms (about 5 minutes). The dough should not stick to the sides of the bowl, if it does add more flour a little at a time until it no longer sticks.
Place dough in a large bowl coated with cooking spray. Cover and let rise in a warm place until it has doubled in size, about 1 hour.
Preheat oven to 375° F.
Punch dough down and place onto a floured surface. Cut the dough into 15 pieces.
Roll each piece of dough into a ball and place onto a baking sheet coated with cooking spray. Arrange dough balls 2 inches apart.
Bake for 20 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from baking sheet and cool on a wire rack.
I’m excited for you to make these. Do you make homemade bread? Tell me what you like about it.