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Wednesday, August 05, 2009

THE orange rolls

Any one from the Birmingham area knows of The Club... It is pronounced THE club, as opposed to thae CLUB. The Club has the best view in the city, as well as some fabulous restaurants. We have enjoyed several evenings there with our good friends.

The Club was built on the side of Red Mountain in 1951, and has recently been renovated in the art deco style. It was and is an exclusive member's only club, with the feel of Birmingham 'old money'. (This picture is compliments of Virginia from Birmingham Daily Photos ~ Stop by for a visit.)
The sun sets are amazing from the top of the mountain. That is not the only amazing thing at THE club... the orange rolls are my favorite!
I got this recipe a while back from the Birmingham News
THE Orange Rolls
1 pkg yeast
1/3 cup warm water
1/3 cup butter, melted
1 cup sour cream
1/4 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp salt
3 1/2 cups all purpose flour
2 Tbs butter, melted
1/2 cup sugar
1 cup flaked coconut
2 tsp grated orange rind
1 cup confectioners sugar
1 Tbs grated orange rind
1 Tbs orange juice
preheat oven to 250°
In a large bowl dissolve the yeast in warm water. Add the next 5 ingredients, mixing well. Add enough flour to make a soft dough. Place the dough in a greased bowl and set aside to allow to rise to double size. Combine sugar, coconut, and zest, set aside.
Divide dough in half. Kneed until smooth. Roll each half out to about 1/2 inch thick, brush with melted butter. sprinkle with coconut mixture. roll into a log. cut into 1 inch pieces and place in greased muffin tins. Cover and allow to rise again.
Bake in a preheated oven for 15-20 minutes- they don't need to brown. While the are still warm drizzle with glaze.

I did cut back on the coconut, and didn't bake them in the muffin tins... but other than that they were great! Still not quite as good as the original.It must be the fabulous view that was missing.

Y'all enjoy!


Leigh of Bloggeritaville said...

LOve THE Club (and how it is southern , huh) A place rich in history and wonderful rolls. YUM!! TY for the recipe, sweet friend!

Char said...

I haven't had them in forever. so yummy

Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

Leigh & Char~ it is a Birmingham ICON! Everyone knows THE Club.

barb cabot said...

Sandi, thank you for this recipe. Looks wonderful! I wish I could go to THE Club but til I get to your side of the country I'll make these rolls. Yum!

nikkicrumpet said...

ooooo I've always loved orange rolls. I even like the dried out ones they served in the school cafeteria. I just wish I cooked and I'd make these lol

Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

Barb~ if you make it to Alabama, I'll make sure you get to THE Club.
Nikki~ you are so funny! I know what happens then you turn on that hot box.

Peabody said...

Oh how I go weak in the knees for Orange rolls. Swoon.

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