As a team, one of our favorite things about this holiday is getting a peek of all our teammates’ Thanksgiving traditions. Whether it be to roast a turkey with family, host a giant ‘friendsgiving’ or take a long weekend trip, Path allows us to share our unique celebrations even though we’re spread all around the country.
This year, we want to share a non-traditional Thanksgiving recipe meant for this holiday’s late risers - homemade orange rolls. This holiday tradition comes all the way from Ohio and from the lovely Ciardelli family. See, while the parents would wake up early to prepare the feast, the kids would take advantage of the holiday and sleep in until the meal began. But to not miss breakfast, homemade orange rolls became the yearly starter dish of their wonderful Thanksgiving meal.
Eat up! We hope that today your feed is full of friends, family & love. Happy Thanksgiving and thank you for being part of the Path community.
Ciardelli Homemade Orange Rolls
1 package active dry yeast
1/4 cup warm water
1 cup warm milk
1/4 cup shortening
1/4 cup sugar
1 Egg, lightly beaten
3-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
In a large bowl, dissolve the yeast in water. Then add the milk, shortening, sugar, salt, egg and 3 cups flour. Beat until smooth. Stir in enough remaining flour to form a soft dough.
Knead on a lightly floured surface until smooth for 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 hour. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine filling ingredients and set them aside.
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup butter, softened
2 tablespoons grated orange peel
Divide the dough in half. Roll each half into a 15-in. x 10-in. rectangle. Spread half the reserved filling on each rectangle. Roll up, jelly-roll style, starting with a long end. Cut each into 15 rolls. Place in two greased 11-in. x 7-in. baking pans. Cover and let rise until doubled, about 45 minutes.
1 cup confectioners’ sugar
4 teaspoons butter, softened
4 to 5 teaspoons whole milk
Bake at 375° for 20-25 minutes or until lightly browned. In a small bowl, combine the confectioner’s sugar, butter and enough milk to achieve desired consistency; spread over warm rolls.