Soft Foods For Braces: Orange Rolls

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If you’re sick of the food restrictions you must follow while wearing traditional braces, we can give you some relief with an Orange Roll recipe that is to die for. Learning to live with your braces doesn’t mean you have to suffer!

-1 cup orange juice
-1 tablespoon grated orange rind
-1/3 cup shortening (part or all butter)
-½ cup sugar
-1 ½ teaspoons salt
-2 cakes compressed yeast
-¼ cup lukewarm water
-5 cups sifted all purpose flour
-2 eggs

-Combine orange juice, shortening, sugar and salt; cool to lukewarm.

-Soften yeast in lukewarm water; stir and combine with cooled orange juice mixture; add about half the flour; add the beaten eggs; beat well. Add the orange rind and enough of the remaining flour to make a soft dough; mix thoroughly.

-Turn out on lightly floured board and knead about 10 minutes, or until smooth and satiny.

-Place dough in a warm greased bowl; brush surface very lightly with melted shortening; cover and let rise in a warm place (80° to 85° F.) about 2 hours or until doubled in bulk. Turn out on a board and shape into rolls as directed below.

-Place on a greased baking sheet; cover and let rise ½ tp ¾ hour or until doubled in bulk.

-Brush with milk, melted shortening, diluted egg white or diluted egg yolk.

-Bake in a moderate oven (375° F.) 15 to 20 minutes

If you have questions about things you can and can’t eat when you have braces, call Dr. Cynthia E. Sherwood and our helpful team at Cynthia E. Sherwood DDS in Independence, Kansas. Phone: 620-331-4499.