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sweet roll
[sweet rohl]
noun
1. a roll made of sweet dough, often containing spices, raisins, nuts, candied fruit, etc., and sometimes iced on top.

by Susan Andrews

Swedish Orange Sweet Buns

(My inspiration: Barbara Bakes)

Dough

     2.5 cups flour
     1/4 cup sugar
     2 1/4 tsp instant yeast
     1 tsp cardamom
     1 tsp salt
     1/2 cup milk
     6 tbsp butter, melted
     2 large eggs, room temp

Orange Sugar

     3 tbsp sugar
     Zest of 1 orange
     2 tbsp butter, soft

Glaze
     1 cup powdered sugar, sifted
     1 tbsp Orange Juice, more for thinning as needed
     zest of 1/2 orange
     2 tbsp butter, soft

     cream or egg for brushing tops

Swedish Orange Sweet Buns

Start by adding 2 cups of flour and the other dry ingredients to the mixing bowl of your mixer. In another bowl stir together milk & butter. Heat in microwave until just warm. Beat in the two eggs. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry and beat on lowest speed until combined.

Swedish Orange Sweet Buns

Switch to your dough hook and add another 1/2 cup of flour. Dough should be slightly sticky. Add more flour if needed. Knead for 5 minutes.

Swedish Orange Sweet Buns

Transfer dough to a greased bowl.

Swedish Orange Sweet Buns

Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled. This can take 1-2 hours.

Swedish Orange Sweet Buns

While dough is rising make your orange sugar. Combine the sugar and orange zest. Set aside.

Spray your baking pan with cooking spray.

Swedish Orange Sweet Buns

Once the dough has risen, punch it down and let it rest for 5 minutes.

Swedish Orange Sweet Buns

On a floured surface roll the dough out into a large rectangle. Approx 18” x 12”.

Swedish Orange Sweet Buns

Spread 2 tbsp of butter on the bottom 2/3 of the dough. Use more butter if needed. Now sprinkle the orange sugar on top.

Swedish Orange Sweet Buns

Fold the dough like a letter. Bottom third up, top third down.

Swedish Orange Sweet Buns

Cup your dough into 12 strips. Use a pizza cutter, dough scraper or sharp knife. Whatever works for you.

Swedish Orange Sweet Buns

Cut each of the strips 3/4 of the way up.

Swedish Orange Sweet Buns

Once you have cut all of your strips you can begin to twist them. Twist each strand.

Swedish Orange Sweet Buns

Once they are twisted take the strands and create a knot with your dough. Twisting and tucking to make a knot. They don’t have to be perfect or the same.

Swedish Orange Sweet Buns

Place buns on you baking sheet. Cover with plastic wrap and let rise for 30 minutes to an hour.

Preheat oven to 350.

Swedish Orange Sweet Buns

When the buns have risen again brush with cream or egg wash and place them in a preheated oven and bake for 20-30 minutes or until nicely browned.

Swedish Orange Sweet Buns

While your buns are baking make your glaze. Mix all ingredients together adding add’tl orange juice as needed for the right thickness.

Swedish Orange Sweet Buns

Remove your buns from the oven and let cool a bit.

Swedish Orange Sweet Buns

Spread glaze over the top.

Swedish Orange Sweet Buns

They are really pretty if you sprinkle some add’tl orange zest on the top but that is optional.

Swedish Orange Sweet Buns

Plate them and serve them warm! So delicious and so pretty! They make a lovely presentation!