Photo: Jonny Valiant; Styling: Deborah Williams
13 rolls (serving size: 1 roll)

Add a little something sweet to the flavor palate for dinner tonight with these decadent dinner rolls. Break one open fresh out of the oven and add some honey butter for a little something extra. 

How to Make It

Step 1

Combine first 3 ingredients in bowl of an electric mixer. Sprinkle yeast over milk mixture; let stand 5 minutes or until bubbly. Stir in 2 tablespoons butter, rind, and salt. Weigh or lightly spoon flour into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Add flour to yeast mixture; mix on low speed with a dough hook until a soft, elastic dough forms (about 5 minutes). Dough will be sticky. Place dough in a large bowl coated with cooking spray, turning to coat top. Cover and let rise in a warm place (85°) for 1 hour or until doubled in size.

Step 2

Punch dough down; turn out onto a lightly floured surface. Cut dough into 13 equal pieces. Working with 1 piece at a time, roll dough into a ball by cupping your hand and pushing against dough and surface while rolling. Arrange dough balls 2 inches apart on a baking sheet coated with cooking spray. Brush lightly with remaining 1 tablespoon butter. Cover; let rise 1 hour or until doubled in size.

Step 3

Preheat oven to 375°.

Step 4

Bake at 375° for 20 minutes or until rolls are golden. Remove rolls from pan; cool slightly on a wire rack.

Ratings & Reviews

cjandlefty's Review

April 09, 2012
I served these with our Ham Easter dinner. Although they were very good, I think next time I will add more orange zest and replace some of the water with fresh orange juice. I will be making these again!

Clobberella422's Review

December 16, 2011
These rolls were very tasty and easy to make (I just threw the ingredients into the bread machine on the dough setting, formed balls and popped them in the oven, because I'm lazy like that.) The orange flavor was a little more subtle than I was hoping, so next time I'd either add a bit more zest or replace a small amount of the liquid with orange juice.

susan259's Review

October 16, 2011
Delicious and easy. Went well with my Asian-inspired turkey at Thanksgiving. I found that following the recipe makes large rolls, you can easily get 16 smaller rolls out of the dough. You can also halve dough, and make one half into cinnamon rolls.

jeichert1980's Review

November 06, 2010
Great! Loved the flavor. I used the zest of one orange and didn't bother measuring and the flavor of the orange is yummy. The recipe wasn't kidding re: sticky dough, so be sure to flour your hands to handle.