Orange Marmalade Rolls | #BreadBakers

 There was storm last night.  Our tiny lawn got covered with leaves of all shapes and sizes from the trees around. There were leaves floating in the fish pond too. The breeze, however, was cool and soothing. We sat under the Magnolia tree and loved the aroma of the buttery flowers above. We collected the fallen flowers while cleaning the lawn.

Later in the day, a bird call got our attention. It was a different call. We spotted an Asian Paradise   Flycatcher (female) in our birdbath. It was a great feeling to see a new visitor of the season.

After all the cleaning, bird watching, and a light lunch, we got down to baking Orange Marmalade Rolls or Malta Marmalade Rolls as I used homemade marmalade made from our local citrus Malta.

Malta is very juicy, and sweet. It grows in our hills and the best part is that it is not sprayed with any chemicals. One can use the peels without any doubts.
This recipe had been in my mind for quite some time. When our group #BreadBakers decided to bake for the mother's day, I got down to baking these rolls. Recipe is adapted minimally from

We loved the super soft cottony rolls wrapped around a thick layer of marmalade and butter.

We enjoyed with tea, we loved them plain.  Next day, the rolls tasted even better. Marmalade got soaked into the crumb and the rolls were juicy. My mom loved them with her hot tea.

Orange Marmalade Rolls  



  • 1 cup milk
  • ¼ cup vegetable oil
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 1 ¼ teaspoon instant dry yeast
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • ¼ teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons butter (softened)
  • 4 tablespoons orange marmalade


  • ¼ cup icing sugar
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 2 teaspoons melted butter


  1. Take milk, vegetable oil and sugar in a deep pan. Heat till very hot. Turn off the heat just before it begins to boil. Let it cool till warm. Add yeast, stir and keep for 2-3 minutes.
  2. Add 1 cup of flour and stir well. Cover and keep for 1 hour.
  3. After 1 hour, add baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Add remaining 1 cup flour and stir really well to get a smooth wet dough.
  4. Keep the dough in the refrigerator for 1 hour. It is easier to handle the dough when chilled. 
  5. Generously dust your counter with flour. Transfer dough to the counter. Roll out into a rectangle as thin as possible.
  6.  Spread 2 tablespoons of softened butter evenly on the rolled dough. Now spread marmalade.
  7.  Beginning at the end farthest from you, roll the rectangle tightly towards you. When you reach the end, pinch the seam together and keep the seam side down.
  8. Cut the log with a sharp knife. Cut ½ inch rolls. This log will give around 8 rolls
  9. Grease one 9 inches round cake pan. Use a non-stick pan for the rolls to come out easily.
  10. Arrange the rolls in the pan. Cover and keep for ½  hour to rise or until double.
  11. Bake in a preheated oven at 190 degrees C for 20 -25 minutes or till the top becomes golden.
  12. Remove from the pan after 10 minutes.
  13. In the meantime prepare glaze. Mix all the ingredients together to get a very smooth and pourable glaze. Adjust the quantity of icing sugar to get the right consistency.
  14. Drizzle glaze over warm rolls. Enjoy!
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This month's BreadBakers' theme is Mother’s Day or May Day inspired bread, hosted by Julie who blogs at Hostess at heart . Julie chose a lovely theme. It inspired us to bake beautiful breads. Thank You Julie for the beautiful theme. Do visit Julie's blog for the her bakes

 Here's what our creative bakers came up with.

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  1. I always leave your blog feeling like all is good with the world. Such beauty each and every time.

  2. These are the perfect Mother's Day treat. And your photos are incredible. So jealous of your bird watching!

  3. This is a perfect treat to celebrate mother's day.. beautiful rolls.

  4. Abha Mehrotra5/10/2017 8:40 pm

    How do you know the names of all these birds?

  5. Namita love the orange filled rolls...just too tempting. I miss the champak flowers, we had a tree when we were living in a bungalow with a huge garden. The pleasant scent of the flowers near my bedroom window was heavenly.

  6. These rolls are just beautiful and so was that bird. We don't have any like that here so loved seeing him. Thank you for participating this month and bringing such a delicious recipe!

  7. I can smell the flavour and taste of the bread......

  8. I LOVE orange in everything!! The swirls look gorgeous!!

  9. Wow, your orange marmalade rolls look awesome.

  10. Hi Namita do we need to add baking powder and soda in addition to yeast for these rolls .