Tablescapes, Home Decor, Thrifting, Cooking

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Sweet Rolls for your Sweetie


Or perhaps for you and a girlfriend



Easy Orange Rolls

Recipe from Southern Living


1/2 (8 oz) pkg cream cheese, softened

1/4 cup firmly packed light brown sugar

1 1/2 tsp. orange zest

1 (11 Oz.) can refrigerated French Bread Dough

2 T. granulated sugar

1 T. butter, melted

1/2 cup powdered sugar

1 T. orange juice

1.  Preheat oven to 375*.  Beat cream cheese, light brown sugar, and orange zest at medium speed with an electric mixer until smooth.

2. Unroll French bread dough onto a lightly floured surface.  Spread cream cheese mixture over dough, leaving a 1/4” border.  Sprinkle with granulated sugar.  Gently roll up dough, starting at 1 long side.  Cut into 11 slices.  Place slices in a lightly greased 8” round cake pan.  Brush top of dough with melted butter.

3.  Bake at 375* for 25 to 30 mins. or until golden.  Stir together powdered sugar and orange juice in a small bowl until smooth.  Drizzle over hot rolls.  Serve immediately.



I used Pillsbury’s Crusty French Loaf bread




Just unroll and flatten out


Spread the cream cheese mixture on and the sugar.  Leave about 1/4” uncovered.  This is so you can press the dough together and it will seal nicely.




Roll it up nice and long


And cut the rolls.  Sorry the picture is so washed out. I use dental floss.  Thread works well too but I love how dental floss cuts the rolls, twist and pull!   I even used cinnamon flavored! LOL!



Place the rolls next to each other in an 8” cake pan. 

Next time I would make my rolls just a little larger even though I might end up with one or two less.  The size was a little skimpy to me.



I would still prefer a nice batch of yeast homemade rolls but these were really pretty good for fast.  You can’t beat the time and effort that went into these.



Set the table with some pretty red dishes.  These happen to be some old Avon ones I’ve had for about thirty years.

Light a candle too.  I am pretty sure I do this more for me than for Mr. Brown Socks.  It makes any meal seem special. Smile


Hey, where’s the grapefruit picture?  I know we had grapefruit too….oh well, insert grapefruit in your visual…Add some eggs and a cup of coffee and this makes for a slightly (ever so slighty) romantic Valentine’s breakfast.



Today I’m linking up to

Between Naps on the Porch

Little Round Table

Designs by Gollum.

I love visiting both of these blogs and always come away with great inspiration for tables and food.


Debbie at Confessions of a Plate Addict came up with a pretty good solution for my porcelain cat mystery on my last post.  She quoted from someone who had visited a Hummel factory in Germany and this is what was said ~~

"Each figurine has a hole somewhere. The hole allows gas to escape from the inside of the figurine. Without the hole, the figurine would burst, breaking other figurines in the rack."

  Thanks Debbie! Makes sense to me! 

I always appreciate your visit to 47th Street.



Love the Decor! said...

Donna I'm with you I prefer a yeasty roll too but these do sound wonderful!!!

Miss Char said...

Donna,you have my address...send rolls. :) Your table setting looks beautiful and your breakfast yummy.

Lynn said...

Looks like a fun table and great breakfast-enjoy:@)

Marlis said...

OOh looks delish! Your heart "chargers" are amazing. Especially with the red plates. Your placemats and napkins make my heart go pitter patter. Happy Valentine's Day!

Sarah said...

Yum, these would make a nice addition to any breakfast. Add in those heart chargers and red plates and they make a fabulous valentine. ~ Sarah

Slice of Pie Cookbooks and Entertaining said...

Thanks for sharing the recipe ... sounds really good and quick! Love that first thing in the morning. Enjoyed my visit.

Blondie's Journal said...

Oh Wow! Delicious! I have to try these. And the cat mystery has been solved! Good for you! :-)


Donna said...

I love your delicious looking recipe. The best part is that it's so easy. :)

Debbiedoos said...

Mouth watering good! How sweet a table too. XO

Gypsy Heart said...

Hmmmmm, good! Love the candle too. I love having candles with meals ~ just feels right doesn't it? :-)

Hope you're having a great week!


Anonymous said...

Yummy! Those rolls look so yummy!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Becky said...

Donna, how great to do a Valentine breakfast. It all looks so good! Thank you for joining our Colours of Love party.


lvroftiques said...

Donna your table setting looks so pretty! Perfect Valentines! And those rolls look YUM-O!! The cinnamon dental floss cracked me up!! The lengths to which you will go for good rolls huh girlfriend? *winks* vanna

Paula@SweetPea said...

I'll be over in a bit for breakfast! Boy does your menu look good!!

I love your table setting and especially love those red Avon dishes. Aren't you glad you saved them all of these years?

Candy @ The Little Round Table said...

Good Morning Donna!

Orange rolls .... what memories those bring back! May I have two please??

Beautiful post and great images too.

Thanks so much for joining my first linky party on The Little Round Table and I hope that you will be able to visit again soon.


Rey said...

Mmmm.... I am going to have to try these. I make cinnamon rolls using Pillsbury Breadsticks. I love the dental floss trick! How cool is that!

Sherry@Back2Vintage said...

Everything looks yummy! I'm hungry now!!!

Unknown said...

Mmmm...I love orange danish. Of course, I usually just use Pillsbury (insert embarrassed face here). Those sound yummy, and your table looks beautiful, even without the alleged grapefruit.

April said...

Heavenly SINFUL all in one bite! YUM!

Bill said...

Hi Donna,

These look wonderful!!! "From scratch" is great when we have the time, but shortcuts definitely come in handy with the busy schedules most of us have these days. Great tip about using dental floss!

Warmest regards,

Jane said...

These look delicious!!! And a recipe that I think I could manage! Your table looks very pretty too.
Have a great weekend.

Anonymous said...

Hi Donna! You're so right about the song. I was throwing in Gloria Gaynor's "I Will Survive"! You're good!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Anonymous said...

Donna these look so yummy! Thank you for visiting my blog and thank you for your sweet comment. I do have 2 other blogs Hope you come visit. Sue

Anonymous said...

What a gorgeous place setting. Mmm - orange rolls.

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

I bet those rolls smell heavenly! This is a sweet start to Valentine's day!

Custom Comforts said...

Love those red glass plates! They are so striking and the sweet rolls look yummy too.

Kathleen said...

I love those red glass plates! I wish I had bought the glasses years ago when they were selling them.
Breakfast looks delicious!

Marigene said...

Very festive table...the rolls look delicious, and easy to do. They just may be on tomorrow's breakfast menu!

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

Hi Donna! That looks so yummy! I am definitely trying this recipe! Glad I could find a little something to maybe solve the kitty mystery! Happy week!...hugs...Debbie