This is a copycat recipe for All Steak Orange Rolls you can make in your bread machine. These yeast rolls are distinctly sweet, orangey, and reminiscent of those served at my sister’s favorite steakhouse in Cullman, Alabama.
Directions are included for mixing and kneading in a bread machine but you can certainly do it by hand or use a stand mixer. See the recipe notes for details.
This post is dedicated to my Alabama sister and all lovers of anything flavored with oranges.
My sister Kay has been talking about these famous orange rolls for years. She was often encouraging me to come up with a recipe so she could make them herself at home. Since I had never been to the restaurant that serves these rolls, I could only go by her description.
Words proved to be a poor substitute for actual taste-testing. I devised these Iced Orange Yeast Rolls a few years ago, but I was way off despite how scrumptious they are on their own credentials.
A few years ago, my sister actually transported the famous rolls to my house. They didn’t fare so well after a 12-hour car trip. I was not impressed.
During my annual visit last year, she finally took me to the restaurant. Since it wasn’t dinner time, we asked for a half dozen rolls to go. Now I understood what she had tried to describe to me for so long.
Assessing the real orange rolls from All Steak
The rolls were still hot when we got them and a little bit doughy. They were extremely orangey both in color and taste. The sweet stuff on top was a glaze, not an icing like you might put on traditional cinnamon rolls.
I took notes in my mind and tried to remember the taste. Have you ever tried to remember exactly how something tastes? Kinda difficult actually, especially after some time has passed.
A few weeks ago, I was inspired by a food magazine that recently printed a recipe for the famous rolls. The first step was to figure out how to use my bread machine to mix and knead it. No problem.
However, I was not happy with the final product because the orange flavor wasn’t nearly as prominent as the real thing. I fixed that by using frozen orange juice concentrate in place of fresh orange juice and increasing the amount of orange peel used in the filling.
Be careful not to pick up any of the white under the peel which can cause bitterness.
Is this the authentic orange roll recipe?
No. I make no claims of authenticity regarding this recipe for All Steak Orange Rolls. They are a bit lighter and fluffier than the original rolls– more like traditional cinnamon rolls.
In the final analysis, however, these rolls are mighty tasty and so fabulous that I want to eat half the pan by myself. Therefore, I’m declaring this experiment–DONE!
For me, this is a special-occasion-only recipe. Way too much temptation to make very often.
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