Sumo Citrus® Sweet Rolls

Embrace the morning with a burst of sunshine in every bite of these Sumo Citrus Sweet Rolls, a delightful treat that rises to the occasion in just under three hours. Crowned with a luscious Sumo Citrus glaze that drips into every spiral, these sweet rolls are not just a breakfast item but a call to savor the moment, making any morning or brunch gathering a celebration of flavor.

  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Resting time: 2 hours
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time: 2 hours 45 minutes
  • Makes: 12


For the Sweet Rolls:

  • 2 ¼ tsp. Active Dry Yeast
  • ½ cup Warm Water
  • Zest of 1 Sumo Citrus
  • ½ cup Sumo Citrus Juice
  • ¼ cup Granulated Cane Sugar
  • 1 large Egg
  • 2 tbsp. Unsalted Butter, softened
  • 33 ½ cup All Purpose Flour


For the Filling:

  • ¼ cup Granulated Cane Sugar
  • 2 tsp. Ground Cinnamon
  • ¼ cup Softened Butter


For the Sumo Citrus Glaze:

  • 1 cup Powdered Sugar
  • 3 tbsp. Sumo Citrus Juice
  • Zest of 1 Sumo Citrus
  • 1 tsp. Vanilla Extract


For the Sweet Rolls:

  1. Combine the warm water and active dry yeast in the bowl of a stand mixer. Set aside for 10 minutes, until foamy. 
  2. Add the Sumo Citrus zest, juice, sugar, salt, egg, and softened butter. Whisk for 1 minute to combine. 
  3. Add 3 cups of flour to the bowl. Using the knead attachment, mix until a soft and pliable dough, about 5-6 minutes. Add the extra ½ cup of flour if the dough is still sticky. 
  4. Cover and set aside in a warm environment for 1-2 hours, until doubled in size. 
  5. Butter the edges of a 9×13” baking dish. Line the bottom with a sheet of parchment paper. 
  6. Roll out the risen dough to a 10×15” rectangle. 
  7. Evenly slather the softened butter over the dough. 
  8. In a small bowl, mix the sugar and cinnamon together. Sprinkle over the buttered dough. 
  9. Roll up tightly, then use a serrate knife to slice into 12 rolls. Place in the prepared baking dish. Cover and set aside in a warm environment for 30 minutes to 1 hour, until doubled in size. 
  10. Preheat oven to 375F. 
  11. Bake the rolls for 25-30 minutes, until lightly golden on top. Cool at least 10 minutes before adding the glaze. 


For the Sumo Citrus Glaze:

  1. Combine all ingredients into a bowl. Drizzle over the warm sweet rolls. 
  2. Garnish with extra Sumo Citrus zest to enjoy!