Sunday, January 13, 2013

15 Gluten Free Orange Rolls - #SundaySupper First Birthday

Today marks the first anniversary of the #SundaySupper events! I joined back in July, and have loved each event I have participated in. To celebrate the success this group has had for a year, we are each making someone else's recipe from a previous Sunday Supper. This was an insanely difficult choice, as each week we collectively share over 20 different recipes! So how does one select a single recipe from all of these choices? A few weeks ago I posted a cinnamon roll recipe, and I've been wanting to make gluten free orange rolls. Liz of That Skinny Chick can bake shared an orange roll recipe for the week we promoted Hurricane Sandy relief, and I wanted to make a gluten free variety of that.

I made two notable changes to the original recipe. I changed the flour to a gluten free flour blend of sweet rice flour, brown rice flour, tapioca flour, and potato starch. I also added mascarpone cheese to the frosting mix to add a slight tang to the frosting.

Thank you to Liz for all of her hard work with the group! Check out the full list of hosts after my recipe adaptation!

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Inactive Time: 2 hours
Bake Time: 25 minutes


Sweet Dough Ingredients
2 1/4 tsp active dry yeast
1/2 cup warm water
1/2 cup warm milk
1/3 cup sugar
1/3 cup butter, room temperature
1 egg
1 3/4 cup sweet rice flour
1/2 cup brown rice flour
1/2 cup potato starch
3/4 cup tapioca flour
1 3/4 tsp xantham gum
Filling Ingredients
1 cup powdered sugar
2 tbsp butter, room temperature
zest of 2 oranges
juice from 1 orange
Frosting Ingredients
1 cup powdered sugar
2 tbsp butter, room temperature
2 tbsp mascarpone cheese
zest of 1 orange
juice from 1 half of an orange

StepsIn a large bowl, dissolve the yeast in warm water for 5 minutes. In a medium bowl, mix the flours, starch, and gum together. Stir milk, sugar, butter, salt, egg and 2 cups flour blend into the large bowl of yeast water, and mix until smooth. Add about 1 1/2 cups more flour and beat until a dough forms. Place the dough in a greased bowl, then flip over. Cover and let rise in warm place till doubled in size, about 1 1/2 hours. Make filling while dough rises.

To make filling, beat all ingredients till creamy. Set aside.

Remove half of the dough and roll into a 12 x 7 inch rectangle on lightly floured surface. Spread with half the orange filling. Roll up the dough tightly, beginning at the wider side. Pinch to seal seam and adjust roll to make even, and cut roll into 1 inch slices. Place into a greased 8 inch round pan. Repeat with the other half of the dough. Cover and let rise till doubled, about 40 minutes.

Preheat the oven to 375º. Bake till golden, about 20-25 minutes. To make the frosting, beat all the ingredients together. Frost while warm.

Thank you to all of the other hosts!

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  1. These look fabulous and I love that they are gluten free! Great choice for this week!!

  2. Beautiful rolls! It's breakfast time and I wish I had time to make these! Love it!

  3. I'm so impressed that you made these gluten free! They look wonderful, and now I need to add some mascarpone to my next batch of frosting :)

    1. I love using mascarpone in frosting, a little more expensive than normal cream cheese but totally worth it.

  4. So yummy, they look gorgeous!!

  5. I love these rolls when Lizzy posted them too. What a great change to make them gluten free!

  6. Love that these are gluten free! I'm always looking for gluten-free baked goods.

  7. Impressive how you turned this recipe into gf. I love the idea and I love orange rolls!

  8. These sound so good. The mascarpone in the frosting sounds decadent!

  9. Great gluten-free sweet rolls! I'm loving the mascarpone in the frosting too.

  10. These look delicious, who'd know they were GF?

  11. I am always so amazed at how beautiful and delicious gluten free versions look. I want to incorporate more gluten free baking into my repertoire so thank you for making this. And seriously - mascarpone in the frosting? Sheer genius!

  12. I'm always looking for new GF recipes! This one looks great!

  13. They look fantastic!!! ~ Bea @ galactosemia in PDX

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