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Orange Crescents

 Orange Crescents
The bold orange flavor of these sweet rolls satisfies at breakfast, dessert or snack time. My family and friends love them and often request that I make a batch. We consider them a real treat!
24 ServingsPrep: 30 min. + rising Bake: 20 min.

Ingredients

  • 1 package (1/4 ounce) active dry yeast
  • 1/4 cup warm water (110° to 115°)
  • 3/4 cup sugar, divided
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted, divided
  • 3-1/4 to 3-3/4 cups King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
  • 2 tablespoons grated orange peel
  • GLAZE:
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 2 tablespoons orange juice
  • 1/2 cup sour cream

Directions

  • In a large bowl, dissolve yeast in water. Add 1/4 cup sugar, salt,
  • eggs, sour cream, 6 tablespoons butter and 2 cups flour. Beat until
  • smooth. Add enough remaining flour to form a soft dough.
  • Turn onto a floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic, about
  • 6-8 minutes. Place in a greased bowl, turning once to grease top.
  • Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 1-1/2 hours.

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Directions (continued)

  • Punch dough down. Turn onto a lightly floured surface; divide in
  • half. Roll each portion into a 12-in. circle. Brush with remaining
  • butter. Combine orange peel and remaining sugar; sprinkle over
  • butter.
  • Cut each circle into 12 wedges. Roll up wedges from the wide end.
  • Place pointed side down 2 in. apart on greased baking sheets. Curve
  • ends down to form a crescent shape. Cover and let rise in a warm
  • place for 45 minutes or until doubled.
  • Bake at 350° for 20-30 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from
  • pans to wire racks. Combine glaze ingredients in a small saucepan.
  • Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 3 minutes. Pour over warm rolls.
  • Cool. Store in the refrigerator. Yield: 2 dozen.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 each) equals 188 calories, 8 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 40 mg cholesterol, 167 mg sodium, 26 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein.