Friday, October 3, 2008

Sticky Orange Coconut Pinwheels

I saw this recipe on Martha Stewart years ago. I use my favorite roll recipe and follow the Pinwheels recipe from Granny Foster at This is one of our family favorites!

Dinner Rolls

1 ½ cups hot water

1 tsp. salt

¼ cup sugar

2 T. butter

1 T. rapid-rise yeast

3-3 ½ cups flour

1 egg

Mix hot water, salt, sugar, shortening, yeast, and half the flour. Mix well. Add egg and mix. Add remaining flour and mix. Knead in mixer 6-7 minutes. Let rest 10-15 minutes. Divide dough in half. Roll each half of dough in a 12" circle about ½ inch thick. Brush each with 1 T. melted butter. Cut each circle into 12 pie shaped wedges. Roll up wedges into crescents, starting at wide end. Raise 15-30 minutes. Bake for 12-15 minutes at 400 degrees.

Sticky Orange Coconut Pinwheels

1 - Dinner roll recipe

1 cup flaked coconut

¾ cup sugar

1 T. grated orange zest

2 T. melted butter

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly butter 2 round 9" dishes. Combine ¾ cup coconut, sugar and orange zest in small bowl and set aside. Divide dough in half. Roll out each half of dough in a 12" circle to about ¼ - ½ inch thickness. Brush each with 1 t. melted butter. Sprinkle coconut mixture over the circles. Cut each circle into 12 pie shaped wedges. Roll up the wedges, starting at the wide end. Arrange the rolled wedges in pinwheel fashion in the dishes. Cover and let rise 15-30 minutes, until double in size. Bake 25-30 minutes, until golden brown and firm to the touch in the center. Drizzle the top of the pinwheels with glaze immediately.


½ cup sugar

½ cup sour cream

¼ cup orange juice

¼ cup butter

Combine all ingredients in saucepan. Stir over medium heat until sugar dissolves. Bring to a boil and boil for about 3 minutes, stirring constantly.

Contributed by: JoLyn Day

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