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Zesty Orange and Almond Cinnamon Rolls

  • Intermediate
  • 12 rolls
  • 45 min
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1 (2-1/4 tsp.) envelope Fleischmann's® Traditional Yeast
1/4 cup warm water (100º to 110ºF)
1 cup potato-cooking water
1/2 cup mashed potatoes
1/2 cup sugar
1-1/2 teaspoon salt
6 tablespoons butter, softened
1 egg
4 to 4-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup butter, softened
2/3 cup sugar
1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
Orange Icing
1 cup sifted powdered sugar
1 teaspoon freshly shredded orange peel
1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 to 2 tablespoons fresh orange juice
Almond Icing
1 cup sifted powdered sugar
1 to 2 tablespoons milk
3/4 teaspoon almond extract


Stir the yeast into warm water in a large mixing bowl and let stand a few minutes to dissolve. Add the potato water that has cooled to 100° to 110°F, mashed potato, sugar, salt, butter and egg. Beat well with electric mixer. Add 2 cups of flour and beat 2 minutes. Add enough of the remaining flour to make a soft dough. Turn out onto a lightly floured surface and knead about 8 to 10 minutes, until the dough is smooth and elastic. Place dough in a large greased bowl, cover and let rise about 45 minutes, or until dough has doubled in bulk.

Punch dough down. On a lightly floured surface, roll dough into a 14×8-inch rectangle. Spread dough with softened butter. Combine sugar and cinnamon and sprinkle over butter. Roll up from long sides like a jelly roll. Cut into 12 equal pieces. Arrange rolls, cut sides up, in two greased 9-inch round pans or one 13 x 9-inch pan.

Cover pan loosely with greased plastic wrap and let rise until doubled in bulk, approximately 30 to 40 minutes.

Bake at 350°F for 30 to 40 minutes or until evenly browned. Remove from oven and cool on wire racks.

To make Orange Icing: Combine powdered sugar, orange peel, vanilla and enough orange juice to make icing of drizzling consistency. Drizzle over cooled rolls.

To make Almond Icing: Combine powdered sugar, almond extract and enough milk to make icing of drizzling consistency. Drizzle over orange iced rolls.

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