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Orange Butterflake Rolls

Orange glazed butterflake rolls are a wonderful treat. I hope you eat one while it's still warm, as that's my favorite way to eat them.

Course Breads
Cuisine American
Keyword orange butterflake roll recipe, orange butterflake rolls, orange glazed rolls
Prep Time 1 day
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 1 day 20 minutes
Servings 12 rolls
Calories 359 kcal
Author Janet Barton


  • 2 tablespoons yeast
  • 1/2 cup warm water
  • 1 cup butter softened
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 1 cup very hot water
  • 1 cup cold water
  • 4 eggs
  • 7 - 8 cups all-purpose unbleached flour
  • 1/4 cup butter softened for the roll in


  • 3 cups confectioner's sugar
  • grated orange rind from one orange
  • 3-4 tablespoons orange juice


  1. Mix yeast and warm water together.  Set aside.
  2. In a stand mixing bowl with paddle attachment cream together butter, sugar and salt.  Mix in hot water until smooth.  Add eggs and cold water.  Add dissolved yeast.  Mix in flour 1 cups at a time.  Continue to mix in flour until the dough pulls away from the sides of the mixing bowl.
  3. Scrape down sides of bowl and cover plastic wrap.  Refrigerate overnight.
  4. Remove dough from refrigerator and roll dough out into an 18 x 24-inch rectangle.  Spread softened 1/4 cup butter over 2/3 of the dough . Fold dough in thirds, bringing the unbuttered 1/3 over the buttered 1/3.  Then fold the other third over top of the unbuttered 1/3. Rotate the rectangle to have the long side towards you.
  5. Now roll the folded dough into another rectangle once again 18 x 24-inches.  Brush the dough lightly with a little water.  Bring each end of the dough into the center of the rectangle to meet.  Lightly brush one side with water and fold the dough in half again.
  6. Cut the folded rectangle into 4 long strips. Then cut each strip into 12 pieces. Place each piece into a well greased muffin tin with the cut side up.  Cover and let raise for about 3 hours or until the dough feels like a marshmallow when gently touched.
  7. Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for about 15-20 minutes or until golden brown.  Drizzle with orange glaze while still warm.

To prepare the glaze:

  1. In a small mixing bowl combine all ingredients.  Mix until smooth.
Nutrition Facts
Orange Butterflake Rolls
Amount Per Serving
Calories 359 Calories from Fat 180
% Daily Value*
Fat 20g31%
Saturated Fat 12g60%
Cholesterol 105mg35%
Sodium 774mg32%
Potassium 39mg1%
Carbohydrates 43g14%
Fiber 0g0%
Sugar 42g47%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 680IU14%
Vitamin C 2.1mg3%
Calcium 14mg1%
Iron 0.3mg2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.