Monday, January 13, 2020

Hawaiian Sweet Rolls #BakingBloggers

These rolls do not taste like the ones you buy in the grocers, they are waaaaay better in my humble opinion.  It must be the love that is baked in with them.

Flavored and sweetened with pineapple juice, these yeasty rolls are incredibly soft and very fluffy.  They are this month's contribution to Baking Bloggers.......

Sue of Palatable Pastime invites a group of us, each month, to join her in baking based on a theme voted on by the members of our Baking Bloggers group.  It is a lot of fun and sometimes is quite challenging.  This month the theme was sweet rolls.

I don't know about you but for the first few weeks after the holidays the last thing I want is more sweets.  I think that's why so many diets begin in the New Year. People are sick of sweets and think it is going to last.  Alas....February arrives along with chocolate hearts and kisses.

I decided to make some dinner rolls that have a hint of sweetness but are still savory enough to enjoy with dinner.  This dough is very moist.  I was a little concerned that the rolls weren't going to turn out but the dough doubled in size beautifully. When forming the rolls, I was again concerned, as I needed to flour my hands in order to handle the dough.  Again they rose very nicely. 

They baked a beautiful, golden brown and they smelled absolutely heavenly.  My husband, who is crazy about those Hawaiian rolls you buy at the grocers ate two of these and, as you can see, they are quite large.

Let's take a look at the Sweet Rolls the others are sharing today......

Baking Bloggers January 2020
Sweet Rolls

Hawaiian Sweet Rolls

Hawaiian Sweet Rolls

Yield: 12 rolls
prep time: 3 H & 30 Mcook time: 25 Mtotal time: 3 H & 55 M
Flavored and sweetened with pineapple juice, these yeasty rolls are incredibly soft and very fluffy.


  • 1 stick butter, melted and cooled
  • 6 oz. pineapple juice
  • 1/4 c. buttermilk
  • 1/2 c. packed brown sugar
  • 1 t. vanilla
  • 3-4 c. flour
  • 2 1/4 t. instant yeast
  • lg. pinch of salt
  • 1/4 t. ginger paste
  • 2 eggs + 1 egg yolk, room temperature
  • additional melted butter for brushing onto rolls, if desired


How to cook Hawaiian Sweet Rolls

  1. In a large measuring cup combine the butter, pineapple juice, buttermilk and brown sugar.
  2. In bowl of stand mixer, fitted with the paddle attachment, place 3 coups of the flour, yeast, ginger, and salt.   Mix on low speed to combine and then slowly add the milk mixture until incorporated. Still on low speed mix in the eggs until a sticky dough starts to form.  Add more flour, 1/4 cup at a time, until the dough pulls away from the side of the bowl.  It will be quite sticky, don't add more than another cup of flour.  
  3. Cover with plastic wrap or a damp towel and let rise in a warm, dry area until doubled in size, about 2 hrs.  Gently deflate the dough and divide it into 12 equal portions.  You may need to flour your hands to work with the dough.  Form into rolls and place in a 9x13" baking pan that has been lined with parchment paper.  Brush the rolls with melted butter at this time, if desired.
  4. Cover with a damp towel and let rise until doubled in size, about another 1/2 hr.   Bake in a preheated 350* oven for 20-25 minutes, until golden brown.  


Adapted from a recipe found at Jo Cooks.
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#dinnerrolls, #bread,
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  1. Replies
    1. Had one for breakfast this morning with tangerine honey. YUM

  2. Those sound delicious! I'm glad you went with the sticky dough! Once you get used to it, you'll be very happy with the results!

  3. Those looks so intriguing. I've not had a lot of experience with soft dough like this, but can see making these and piling them high with some pulled pork. Just an idea.

  4. This looks so nice, soft and fluffy. Can have this for breakfast, yum

  5. I love these sweet rolls with pineapple juice.

  6. These rolls look perfect! So much better when they are homemade :)


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