Jewel Hall Recipe

By Jewel Hall 0124

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I have lived in Cullman, AL all my life and Cullman's All Steak Restaurant has always been famous for their Orange Rolls. They are made from scratch and even the locals doesn't tire of them. They are so delightful for any occasion but especially at Thanksgiving and Christmas. I used to pick up 4 dozen and deliver them to the hospital for a family whose loved one was near death. Being a Hospice nurse offered comfort to families but these Orange Rolls had a way of taking their minds off their sadness if only for a few minutes. I've seen them light up many sad eyes. There was never any left over.


1 oz
yeast cake ( = 1 envelope yeast or 2 1/4 teaspoonful)
1 1/3 c
warm water, (105 - 115 degrees f)
1/4 c
white sugar
1/4 c
melted solid vegetable shortening
1 large
egg, room temperature
1 tsp
3 1/4 c
all purpose flour
1 c
(2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature
1 c
white sugar
1 Tbsp
grated orange peel

Directions Step-By-Step

Crumble yeast into a large bowl. Stir in the warm water and sugar. Let stand until foamy, about 10 minutes.
MIX UP FILLING: 2 sticks unsalted, room temperature butter, 1 cup sugar and the Tbs grated orange peel. Beat Butter and sugar, blend well.Stir in orange peel; set aside.
FOR ORANGE ROLLS:Combine shortening,egg, salt and flour. Slowly add yeast mixture. Pour on to a floured surface and kneed until dough holds well together and feels good in your hands, but not too stiff. Roll out to 3/16th inch thickness. Spread the filling over the dough. Roll up into a cylinder, as for a jelly roll. Cut into 1/2 inch thick slices. Set each slice in a paper muffin liner. Arrange on a backing sheet. Cover with a towel and let rise in a warm, draft free area for 30 minutes.
Pre heat the oven to 400 degrees F and bake rolls until lightly browned on top, about 12 minutes.SERVE HOT. SHOULD MAKE ABOUT 4 DOZEN

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Sweet Breads
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: Southern
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Ethan Harris LeapingMako
Yesterday at 8:31 PM
Tried em twiiiiiiiiice. Diddley not make 4 dozen. Mmmmeeahhhh
Stephanie Widell stephaniewidell
Jul 14, 2015
I recently went to All Steak for the first time last weekend and had the BEST Chopped Steak ever. I have made Chopped Steak a lot in my life but there is something different about theirs. Do you happen to know what it is?
Sondra Connolly Sondra_Connolly
Jan 29, 2015
I wish Valerie Dunn would post her great-grandmother's recipe. Maybe it would tell us the missing ingredients and directions so the above recipe would actually turn out like the orange rolls in the picture. I have no idea how the All Steak Orange rolls stay thin. They do not rise like regular roll recipes do. Also the filling on the REAL orange rolls oozes out while baking and covers the roll like a thick glaze. I know because several years ago I bought some raw rolls and took them home to bake. I wouldn't have believed it if I hadn't watched them bake in my oven. I would love to have an original orange roll but.....I don't live close enough to run down and pick up a dozen. Baking them at home is the only way I will get one. Someone please tell me how they do it and what ingredients never make it in the copycat recipes. This mystery has tormented me years!
Jan 16, 2015
Hi Jewel, I have got to try these roll's they look so amazing. Pinched!
Valerie Dunn valeriealabama
Jan 15, 2015
I just saw the original recipe for the All Steak Orange Rolls in my recipe box tonight. My husband's great-grandmother, Cora Talley's recipe, and she made them at the ALL Steak. We live in West Point, just outside of Cullman