Sunny Orange Buns
1 cup orange juice
1/3 cup oil
1 tsp vanilla
zest of one orange
1/2 cup sugar
4 3/4 cup flour or as needed
3/4 tsp salt
1 tbsp instant yeast
freshly squeezed orange juice
To make the dough, place all of the wet ingredients in a bowl,
and whisk until combined.
In a separate bowl, place all of the dry ingredients.
Add the flour mixture to the liquid ingredients.
Stir to make a shaggy dough.
Turn out onto a well floured surface,
and knead until a smooth but slightly tacky dough is formed.
Set the dough aside and allow to rise for about an hour to an hour and a half. The dough wont look like it has done much at all.
Meanwhile, rub the sugar and zest together.
Turn the dough out again. It should be smooth and easily handled.
Roll out the dough into a large rectangle. Brush with oil or melted margarine/butter. Sprinkle on the sugar/zest mixture. Press it into the dough.
Roll the dough up jelly roll style.
Cut into buns.
Place in the pan. I put these in the fridge overnight and baked the next morning. If that's not an option, allow to rise until puffy. Preheat the oven to 350.
Bake until golden brown and delicious.
Mix the zest and orange juice.
Drizzle over the buns. Mmmmm. I taste summer....