April 1, 2016


No ingredient says, “Spring” like lemons. Fresh, tart, and yellow like a burst of sunshine.


Sweet rolls with a pop of lemon? Delicious. A ray of sun in each bite.


These rolls bake up soft with a layer of sugary crunch on top. Pair them with a cup of coffee in the morning or a glass of iced tea in the afternoon or a mug of milk before bedtime. You get the idea. They’re good anytime. Best served warm from the oven.





1 loaf frozen bread dough, thawed

½ cup sugar

2 teaspoons lemon zest

¼ cup butter

½ teaspoon lemon extract, optional


½ cup powdered sugar

½ tablespoon butter, melted

1 tablespoon lemon juice




Combine sugar and lemon zest.

Pull apart bread dough into pieces. A loaf will yield about 16 rolls.

Roll each dough piece in the sugar mixture.

Place in 8 x 8 baking dish.

Melt butter and add extract. Pour over rolls.

Cover with plastic wrap and allow to rise and double in size.

Remove plastic wrap and sprinkle top with remaining sugar mixture.

Bake at 350 for 20-25 minutes.

Combine ingredients for glaze and drizzle over rolls.






*Recipe doubles easily.

*Lemon extract is optional. If you’re a lemon fan, consider adding it to your pantry.


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