The All Steak Restaurant—which first opened its doors in 1938—is famous in Cullman, Alabama, but not necessarily for their steaks. With a cigarette vending machine that was always well stocked and located conveniently by the entrance, the All Steak was where people congregated at 7:00 a.m. to smoke cigarettes and discuss politics, and it was where friends and couples met at 6:00 p.m. to smoke more cigarettes and forget the day’s troubles—and to eat orange rolls, which were on the house! I guess the cigarette vending machine at the entrance made them enough money that they didn’t need to charge people for their orange rolls. Eighty-two years later, the orange rolls still taste just as delicious today. I love them so much that I cold-called the restaurant and spoke to Dyron, the current owner, about the original recipe. I created this recipe to carry the spirit of the rolls I grew up eating. Plus, it’s cheaper than buying a round-trip ticket to Alabama. Few things in life are free, but the orange rolls still are, thanks to Dyron! ~Julie
When slicing delicate doughs that you don’t want to squish down too much, even better than a serrated knife is to use dental floss! You can loop it around the dough and give it a firm pull, and it slices cleanly. Just make sure you’re using unwaxed and unflavored floss, though.