My favorite memories are of any day, any event, any occasion as long as Bammieroo’s Orange Rolls were involved, (Bammieroo being my adored Grandmother on my Mom’s side as featured in Turkey Lurkey) even funerals.
As a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter day Saints we do not view funerals as a sad occasion, but as a joyous opportunity to celebrate a person’s life. I didn’t know my great Aunt Deltsa, but I remember her funeral because of the orange rolls. I remember everyone laughing and reminiscing as we all wrestled over getting the first glimpse of the Orange Rolls as Bammieroo pulled them out of the oven. We probably ate 4-5 dozen that day and each time laughed and wrestled as they came out of the oven. I remember Bammieroo smiling, commenting how much her sister loved Orange Rolls.
Like German Chocolate Cake, I don’t need an excuse to make Orange Rolls and I make them often to appease my senses, or so I can hear oohs and aahs reverberate off the walls when I have dinner guests.
A few years ago my husband and I realized were living in Briar Patch Heaven. It was late August and blackberries were everywhere! We had recently found a large chest freezer on Craigslist and filled it, quite literally to the brim, full of blackberries. I decided to attempt a substitution for my cherished orange rolls, and swapped oranges for blackberries. The results were incalculable! Divine and delicious and delectable.
Then I got crazy and attempted a few other variations. The result? Sweet Roses: Choc o làt.
First: You need an excellent sweet dough. I will never divulge my Bammieroo’s recipe… so sorry!
Second: One 8oz. jar of Fahrenheit 350° Sweet Sauce: Choc o làt.
Roll out dough to 1/4 inch thick. Spread sauce over dough and roll up tight. Place in cupcake tins, or desired baking pans – making sure to grease extremely well! Allow to rise double the size and spilling over the tops of the pan. Bake at 350°F until done. For cupcake tins: 8-10 minutes, for larger pans 19-22 minutes.
Remove immediately from pan. While still warm, coat with more Sweet Sauce and enjoy while hot, with a dab of butter on each bite.
Another variation is with Fahrenheit 350° Sweet Sauce: Càr à mel. Substitute caramel sauce for chocolate sauce and sprinkle sauce with toasted pecans. Roll up tight and follow recipe same as above. The result? Sweet Roses: Sticky Càr à mel.