Prep2 hr 20 min
No, I’m not from Hawaii and have never been to Hawaii but I am from a large island in a tropical country surrounded by sweet pineapples, tasty coconuts and palm trees.
Anyways, I kept seeing Hawaiian sweet rolls being repinned on Pinterest, so I looked it up and found this recipe from Handle The Heat and tried it out. Amazing rolls! The taste is so similar to rolls (or buns) made from where I am from. I had to lower the sugar amount from the original recipe so my hubby would eat it too. Recipe adapted from Handle The Heat.
- ½ cup Pineapple Juice (room temp.)
- ½ cup Milk, warmed (45°C)
- 4 tablespoons Butter, melted and cooled
- 2 Eggs, lightly beaten
- 4 tablespoons Sugar
- 1½ teaspoons Salt
- 2¼ teaspoons Dry Yeast
- 4½ cups All Purpose Flour
- 1 Egg
- 2 tablespoons Water
- In small sauce pan, heat up milk, sugar and butter.
- Transfer to mixing bowl, add yeast and 2 cups of flour. Attach the dough hook to mixer and mix on medium low speed for a minute.
- Add salt, pineapple juice, eggs and remaining flour.
- Knead on medium high speed for 5 minutes, until a soft and smooth dough forms.
- Place dough in a lightly greased bowl, cover with a damp kitchen towel and let rise for an hour or till it has doubled in size.
- Spray a 13 x 9-inch (33 x 22 cm) baking pan with cooking spray.
- Place dough on counter top. You do not need to flour it as the dough is not sticky.
- Divide dough into 15 pieces. Roll pieces into balls and place in prepared pan.
- Cover with damp towel and let it rise for another 30 minutes or till double in size.
- In the time being, preheat oven to 190°C.
- Prepare egg wash. Whisk to combine.
- Brush rolls with egg wash and bake for 20 minutes or until golden brown.
Happy baking, enjoy!