This is a hand-shaped, filled yeast bread that my 2-year-old daughter loves to help prepare. The first part of this recipe is prepared in my bread machine on Christmas Eve. I make it right up to the second rise stage, then cover and refrigerate it. On Christmas morning, I allow it to warm up and rise until double in size before baking. It is especially sumptuous when it is still warm and a special treat for Christmas morning in our house. Drizzle chopped, toasted almonds over the ring if you wish.
These breakfast rolls get a triple dose of orange flavoring from orange juice, orange zest, and orange extract. Expect high fives all around when you serve them warm with a sweet cream cheese frosting!