Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Homemade Hawaiian Sweet Rolls

These rolls are deliciously sweet and would go perfectly alongside dinner. 

Homemade Hawaiian Sweet Rolls: Savory Sweet and Satisfying

When these rolls rise for the second time and then bake they will touch, as you can see in the picture. However they break apart fairly easily for serving.

Homemade Hawaiian Sweet Rolls


  • 1 stick (8 tablespoons) unsalted butter, melted and slightly cooled, plus additional for brushing on top
  • 1/4 cup buttermilk, room temperature
  • 3/4 cup pineapple juice, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon coconut extract
  • 3 3/4 cups- 4 1/4 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 1/4 teaspoons rapid rise yeast
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 3 eggs, room temperature


  1. Preheat oven to 200º F.
  2. In a medium bowl whisk together the melted butter, buttermilk, pineapple juice and brown sugar. Whisk in both extracts.
  3. In the bowl of a stand mixer, combine 3 3/4 cups flour, yeast, salt and ground ginger.
  4. Using the paddle attachment, turn mixer onto low and slowly pour in the wet ingredients.
  5. Continue to mix on low and add in 2 eggs, plus an egg yolk, saving the white for later. Mix until a wet dough forms.
  6. Remove the paddle attachment and attach the dough hook.
  7. Knead the dough for 7-8 minutes adding 1/4- 1/2 cup flour if needed. This is a very sticky dough, but you need to be able to roll the dough into a ball.
  8. Form the dough into a ball and place in an oven safe bowl that has been lightly greased.
  9. Cover with a clean kitchen towel, place in the oven and turn off the oven. Let rise for 1- 1 1/2 hours or until doubled in size.
  10. Preheat oven to 200º F. Line a 9x13 baking dish with parchment paper.
  11. Once the dough has doubled in size, remove from the oven and punch down the dough.
  12. Divide the dough into 15 equal pieces, roll into circles and place in prepared baking dish.
  13. Generously brush the tops of the rolls with melted butter.
  14. Place a clean kitchen towel over top, place in the oven and turn off the oven. Allow the rolls to rise until doubled in size, about an hour.
  15. Remove the rolls from the oven and preheat oven to 350º F.
  16. Whisk the egg white saved from earlier and brush the top of the rolls with it.
  17. Bake for 22-25 minutes or until the tops of the rolls are golden brown.

Serves: 15
Calories: 223
Total Fat: 7.2g
   Saturated: 4.2g
   Polyunsaturated: 0.5g
   Monounsaturated: 1.9g
   Trans: 0g
Cholesterol: 44.4mg
Sodium: 92.8mg
Potassium: 90.7mg
Total Carbs: 34.7g
   Dietary Fiber: 1.1g
   Sugars: 9g
Protein: 4.6g
Vitamin A: 5.1%
Vitamin C: 7%
Calcium: 2%
Iron: 10%
*The nutritional information will vary slightly depending on the brands you use.
*Adapted from Jo Cooks.
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