Orange Danish Delight

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Title: Orange Danish Delight
Yield: 24 Servings
Categories: Pastry


1 pk Yeast
1/2 c Warm water
1/2 c Margarine
1 3/4 c Sugar
2 ts Salt
3/4 c Milk -- scalded
2 ts Vanilla extract
2 tb Orange peel -- grated
3 lg Eggs
5 1/2 c All-purpose flour
1/2 c Margarine -- melted
1/2 c Brown sugar -- packed
2 ts Ground cinnamon
1 1/2 c Pecan halves
1/3 c Orange juice

1. Combine yeast and 1/2 cup warm water. Let stand to soften, about 5
minutes. 2. In large mixing bowl, combine 1/2 cup softened margarine, 1/2
cup sugar, salt and scalded milk. (Scald milk by heating until bubbles form
around edges and top has a film on it. Do not boil.) Allow mixture in bowl
to cool to lukewarm. 3. Stir in vanilla, orange peel, 2 eggs, 1 egg yolk
and yeast. 4. Gradually add flour to form a stiff dough, beating well after
each addition of the flour. Let rise in warm place until light and doubled
in size, about 1-1/2 to 2 hours. 5. Place a piece of foil on a cookie sheet
then turn up all sides by one inch. Do 3 sheets. Foil size depends on
cookie sheet size. Grease the foil. 6. Roll out dough on floured surface to
a 20 x 10-inch rectangle. Brush with 2 tablespoons melted margarine then
sprinkle with 1/4 cup sugar. Fold in thirds. Turn dough 1/4 turn and repeat
folding 2 more times. Roll dough to a 20 x 10-inch rectangle; spread with
remaining melted margarine. Combine brown sugar and cinnamon: sprinkle on
dough. 7. Cut into two 10-inch squares. Roll up each piece in jelly-roll
fashion. Cut each into 12 slices. 8. Place eight rolls in each foil-lined
pan; flatten each to 1/4 inch thick. 9. Combine orange juice and reserved
egg white; brush rolls, using all of mixture. Sprinkle 1/2 cup pecans and 2
tablespoons sugar over each pan of rolls. Press pecans into rolls. Let rise
until light, about 30 minutes. 10. Bake in preheated 400-degree oven for
17-20 minutes until golden brown. Remove from pan immediately.

Yield: 24 rolls.

Recipe By : Jo Anne Merrill