Orange Rum Buns

Orange Rum Buns

Orange Rum Buns


  • 1 3/4 cups lukewarm water
  • 1 packet (0.35 ounce) yeast
  • 1 tablespoon kosher salt
  • 4 eggs, beaten
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 7 cups Gold Medal® all purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup Captain Morgan Original Spiced Rum
  • 1/4 cup raisins
  • 1 orange, zested


  1. Mix the water, yeast, salt, eggs, honey, and melted butter in a large bowl. Use a spoon or stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment to mi in the flour. Cover and let sit in a warm place for 2 hours, or until doubled in size.
  2. Add the rum and raisins to a small bowl. Microwave on high 1 minute; let sit 10 minutes.
  3. Separate the dough into thirds; we'll be working with one third of the dough, so refrigerate the rest for up to a week or freeze it for next time you want fresh bread.
  4. Brush the dough with flour and roll into a rectangle, 1/2-inch thick.Spread the dough with orange zest and rum-soaked raisins. Fold the dough into thirds, like you're folding a letter. Turn the dough 1/4 turn and fold into thirds again.
  5. Divide the dough into 18 pieces; shape each piece into a roll by gently rolling it into a ball and pressing together any raw edges. Arrange on baking sheets 2 inches apart. Let rise in a warm place for 1 hour.
  6. Bake at 350ºF for 35-40 minutes or until rolls are golden brown and sound hollow when you tap them.

Nutrition Information

Amount Per Serving Calories 5093Total Fat 118gSaturated Fat 65gCholesterol 884mgSodium 4601mgFiber 31gSugar 176gProtein 120g

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By on December 18th, 2015

About Lauren

Hi, I'm Lauren! I'm a certified plant-based cook and enthusiastic omnivore who loves looking for creative ways to make weeknight meals more nutritious. I'm the author of Heathy Eating One Pot Cookbook and Healthy Meal Prep Slow Cooker Cookbook. I also blog at The Busy Foodie.

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