Adapted slightly from Handle the Heat
Lightly sweet yeasted buttery rolls with a very soft, fluffy texture and tropical taste, these rolls are the fresh, homemade version of the famous King’s Hawaiian rolls.
We have these monthly fitness challenges at work and I’m really psyched for this newest challenge. It’s a Hawaiian theme and the challenge is to walk/run/bike/swim 120 miles (the distance around Oahu) in the month of June. What’s even more fun is that I get to do a Hawaiian themed cooking class to go with it!
I’ve been researching Hawaiian recipes and have found some good ones to try. Last night I decided it’s time to begin experimenting. I remember my daughter remarking to me a while ago about how good King’s Hawaiian rolls are. I am not sure where she tried them, but she really, really loved them. So I made these scrumptious rolls for the kids to go with dinner last night. My kids LOVED them and almost completely devoured the entire batch between the two of them. Daughter schmeared jelly on hers, but my boy said they didn’t need jam. I made them set a few rolls aside so I could photograph them!
The recipe I used said to make 15 buns, but I made about 22 and these were some pretty good-sized rolls. If you don’t have a bread machine, you can do this with a dough hook on your stand mixer (see Handle the Heat‘s post for instructions). I want to try this recipe again with part whole wheat flour, because, well, fiber is a good thing.
- 1/2 cup canned pineapple juice
- 1/2 cup milk
- 2 eggs
- 6 Tablespoons sugar
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 Tablespoon active dry yeast
- 4 1/2 cups bread flour
- 4 Tablespoons butter, melted
- Put all ingredients in the bread machine and set it on the dough setting.
- When the dough is ready, preheat the oven to 170 F. and then turn it off. Cut the dough into about 15 - 20 pieces and form each piece into a ball by pinching downwards towards the bottom of the roll with your fingers. Set the balls in a greased 13x9x2 inch pan with some space around each ball to allow it to expand. You may need a separate pie plate for the extras.
- Spray the tops of the buns with cooking spray (or brush lightly with melted butter). Set them in the oven and let rise for about 40 minutes, until they are nice and puffy. Bake at 350 for 15 - 20 minutes or until golden brown. Spray the tops of the buns again with cooking spray or brush with butter. Enjoy!
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