Orange Buns

  • 2 pkgs. instant yeast
  • 2 cup warm water
  • 6 cup flour
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 cup shortening
  • 1/4 cup thawed orange juice
  • 36 sugar cubes
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 2 Tbsp. orange juice


Dissolve 2 pkgs. instant yeast in 2 cup warm water. Stir in 3 cup flour. Add 1 egg, 1/2 cup sugar, 2 tsp. salt and 1/4 cup shortening. Beat until smooth. Add 3 cup more flour. Let rest, covered, 20 minutes. Knead and shape into buns. Makes about 3 dozen. Using 1/4 cup thawed orange juice, dip sugar cubes in juice until they turn yellow, but don't let them dissolve.


Push a sugar cube into the top of each bun. Cover with plastic wrap and put in refrigerator to rise. These may be baked in 3 hours at 375 degrees for 25 minutes, or they may be left in the refrigerator for 24 hours. Spread with glaze over top when taken from the oven.For glaze:

Boil 3/4 cup sugar, 1/2 cup sour cream, 2 Tbsp. orange juice about 3 minutes, stirring constantly. Spread over orange buns.

By Robin

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