These beauties are courtesy of Tauna, one of Stacy's college roommates. Well, they are her mother's recipe, but whoever concocted these is a genius. They take some work, but are so worth it. --Mark
1 oz. yeast cake
1 T sugar
1 stick butter
1 cup milk
1/4 cup sugar
3 1/2 cups flour
1 tsp salt
2 T orange rind
3/4 stick soft butter
1/2 cup sugar
juice of 1 orange
1 lb box powdered sugar
Crumble yeast cake and sprinkle sugar on top. Let sit for 10-15 minutes. melt one stick of butter and pour the milk over it. Heat to a lukewarm temperature. Pour over the yeast and sugar and set aside.
Beat eggs and 1/4 cup sugar. Add to the yeast mixture and mix. Add salt and flour (one cup at a time) and mix until a smooth dough is formed. Store in the refrigerator for at least 6 hours. Knead. Let rise for 3 hours.
Mix the ingredients for the filling and set aside.
Divide dough into 2 balls and roll into circles for crescents. Spread filling evenly over the two circles. Cut them into triangles, like pizza. Roll each triangle from the edge to the point, forming a crescent. Let rise until they double in size.
Bake at 400 degrees for 10-12 minutes, or until golden. Watch them carefully.
Mix juice and powdered sugar to make the glaze. Top the baked rolls with the glaze.