Greek Desserts Citrus Cinnamon Rolls December 4, 2013 Happy Wednesday! Winter has definitely hit Sacramento!! The past two days has been very cold and I am craving hot food. On this cold day this recipe goes great with a hot cup of coffee or even Hot apple cider. Citrus Cinnamon Rolls Recipe Serves: 12 Prep Time: 3 hours Cook Time: 3o min Ingredients: 1 package of active dry yeast 1/2 cup of lukewarm water 1 tsp of fresh orange zest 1/2 cup of fresh orange juice 1/4 cup of granulated sugar or honey 1 tsp of salt 1 large egg 2 tablespoons of unsalted butter at room temp 2 tsp of vanilla extract Filling: 1/2 cup of sugar (I used demarra sugar) 4 teaspoons of ground cinnamon 2 tablespoons of unsalted butter Glaze: 1 cup of confectioners sugar 1 tablespoon of orange juice 2 tsp of fresh lemon zest 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract Directions: Dissolve the yeast in 1/2 cup of lukewarm water. Make sure to blend the yeast into the water. Add in the orange juice, zest, sugar, salt, egg, butter, and 1 1/2 cup of flour. In a mixer beat all the ingredients together. Add in the remaining flour and mix. Your dough should spring back when you touch it, and not be sticky. Knead the dough for about 5 minutes. Remove the dough from the bowl and lightly oil the bowl. Form the dough into a ball and place in bowl. Cover the dough and let sit for about 1 1/2 hours. Line the bottom of a 9 x 13 inch baking dish with parchment paper. Place the dough onto a lightly floured surface and roll the dough into a 15 x 9 rectangle. To prepare the filling: In a small bowl mix together the sugar, cinnamon, and butter. With a spatula, spread the sugar cinnamon mixture onto the dough. Tightly roll up the dough into a log, rolling from the long side, making sure to pinch the seam closed. To cut the cinnamon rolls, use dental floss. I know this seems funny but it really works!! Cut each roll into I inch thick pieces and arrange them in a prepared baking pan. Cover the rolls and let them rise in a warm place. Let the rolls rise for about 1 hour. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees or 190 Celsius. Bake the rolls for about 30 minutes or until golden brown. Cool the rolls on a wire rack or baking rack. For the glaze: In a small bowl combine the glaze ingredients together and drizzle over the rolls. Tips: Adding Nutella to the top of these rolls is an amazing treat! You can also sprinkle fresh chopped almonds over the top. Drizzle fresh honey over the rolls along with a sprinkle of fresh almonds. Kali Orexi!! 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Related Kouzounas Kitchen Welcome to my world of Greek traditional & modern recipes. Get ready to dance and drink some ouzo while enjoying our recipes. Previous ~Lending A Hand~ Newer ~Updates On Lending A Hand~ You May Also Like A Greek Sweet Treat… June 17, 2013 Cooking with Fresh Lavender March 12, 2013 ~Vasilopita Recipe~ Happy New Year (καλή χρονιά σε όλους) December 31, 2013 16 Comments LFFL December 4, 2013 at 8:14 pm Reply You’re speaking my language with these. Loading... Kouzounas Kitchen December 4, 2013 at 9:50 pm Reply Haaa, Hey haven’t seen you on here for a bit. How are you? Happy Holiday! Loading... LFFL December 5, 2013 at 4:02 am You too! Loading... Kouzounas Kitchen December 5, 2013 at 2:23 pm Thanks 🙂 Loading... Ada ~ More Food, Please December 4, 2013 at 9:23 pm Reply The weather is definitely changing. It’s actually quite cold and windy this week in Los Angeles! These cinnamon rolls look so delicious! What a great idea adding citrus flavors to it–I will have to try this the next time I make cinnamon rolls 🙂 Loading... Kouzounas Kitchen December 4, 2013 at 9:49 pm Reply Hi Ada, I had no idea you were in my state!! Woo hoo. Except we are like 5 1/2 to 6 hours apart lol. Have you been to Sacramento? It’s quite boring here, I prefer so cal. Especially San Diego or OC. 🙂 Yes please try these, and maybe you can be a part of my holiday magazine? Check out the post “Lending A Hand.” Let me know what you think? 🙂 Loading... Ada ~ More Food, Please December 5, 2013 at 11:14 pm I’ve never been to Sacramento! The furthest north I’ve traveled to in California is San Francisco. San Diego is nice and relaxing 🙂 Will definitely try these cinnamon rolls soon! Heading over to your other post now 🙂 Loading... Kouzounas Kitchen December 6, 2013 at 12:06 am Ohh I love San Francisco. I use to go to SF literally 3 times a week, to just hang out with friends and do hair for some of my hair clients. 🙂 I miss that city. If you ever come to Sacramento, I will show you around. 🙂 Loading... sunshine13 December 5, 2013 at 3:57 am Reply I love these! oh! I think I will try these soon. Thank you x Loading... Kouzounas Kitchen December 5, 2013 at 2:21 pm Reply Great to see you on here!! Thank you and let me know if you try them. Have a great day/evening. 🙂 Loading... Shanna Koenigsdorf Ward December 5, 2013 at 1:21 pm Reply Gorgeous, Krystina! 🙂 Oh, yes, Ada makes great rolls, too (you should check out her blog – she is quite the baker!). You guys would make a great team, for sure. Warmly – Shanna Loading... Kouzounas Kitchen December 5, 2013 at 2:25 pm Reply Thank you! I tend to make diff variations of cinnamon rolls and I was happier with my other recipe since they looked great and tasted amazing. But the addition of citrus gives it a great flavor. I will definitely check out Ada’s blog. 🙂 Thank you!! Loading... Shanna Koenigsdorf Ward December 5, 2013 at 3:35 pm I think the citrus is a perfect way to balance out the richness of the decadent treat. They look lovely. Best, Shanna Loading... Kouzounas Kitchen December 5, 2013 at 8:21 pm Thank you Shanna. Yes I love them because the citrus and cinnamon combined are great together. They really pair nicely. Loading... FoodieWineLover - Gina (Martino) Zarcadoolas January 5, 2017 at 5:29 pm Reply Those look very delicious! <3 Loading... Kouzounas Kitchen January 5, 2017 at 9:31 pm Reply Thank you bella!! 🙂 Loading... Leave a Reply Cancel reply This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.