Saturday, January 22, 2011

Easy Orange Rolls

      Not every new dish is for dinner.  I mix it up occasionally with breakfast or lunch too.  This day, I was in the mood for a tasty but quick homemade breakfast.  Orange rolls sounded delicious.  I searched and various other sites looking for the perfect recipe.  Most involved making your own rolls.  That was much too complicated for my weekday morning and desire to put a quick breakfast on the table before my husband left for work.  Enter this recipe and a tube of refrigerated biscuits.  

2/3 c. sugar
1/3 c. butter or margarine
2 Tbl and 2 tsp. orange juice
1 Tbl and 1 tsp. grated orange peel (fresh or from the spice section)
1 can of refrigerated biscuits

1.  In a saucepan, combine sugar, butter, orange juice and peel. Heat until sugar is dissolved and butter is melted. 2.  Pour into two 8 in. circular cake pans.  Arrange 4 biscuits in each and bake at 350 degrees according to package directions or until cooked through and golden brown (it may take a bit longer than the directions state, just keep an eye on them).  
3.  Remove from oven and immediately turn upside down onto a serving platter.  Serve warm.  

First of all, sorry for the weird measurements ( I know 2 Tbl and 2 tsp. is somewhat annoying).  But, the original recipe is found here: and I had to scale it down from 12 servings to 4.  (Or 2 in our case... I snacked on those things all day long until suddenly they were gone!) Second, if you look at the original recipe, you'll notice some differences.  I decided that the sauce should be doubled based on my experience of not being satisfied with enough gooey orange goodness.  So be aware that the measurements differ between my recipe and the original.  

All in all, these seriously took all of maybe 3 minutes to prepare and were quite delicious.  Go on and try it! 


  1. As a reader of your blog, I think this should be your next endeavor:

  2. Well, the INSIDE of that looks like a shepherds pie and that sounds delicious. I'll have to think about the whole sheep stomach thing! I've eaten some weird things in my time (i.e. alligator, guinea pig) but never been able to bring myself to eat body parts!