Add these delicious homemade Hawaiian Rolls to your island menu. The secret addition will make these slightly sweet rolls melt in your mouth!
Cuisine: American, Hawaiian
Keyword: Hawaian Bread Rolls, Homemade, Island, Tropical
¼cup + 1 Tablespoonbread flour
1 ½Tablespoonsinstant yeast
½cuppineapple juice, warmed
4Tablespoons (½ stick)unsalted butter, softened
⅓cupbrown sugar, not packed
scant 3cupsbread flour
cooking oil, for greasing the pan and plastic wrap
1egg, for the egg wash
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Place the ¼ cup and 1 tablespoon of bread flour, yeast, water and warmed pineapple juice in the bowl of your stand up mixer. Mix thoroughly with a wooden spoon.
Let rest for 15 minutes.
Add butter, brown sugar, 2 eggs, the egg yolk, and vanilla. With the whisk attachment, mix until well combined.
In a separate bowl, lightly whisk together the remaining flour and salt.
Add flour and salt mixture to the liquid ingredients. Mix on medium for about 3 minutes.
Replace the whisk attachment with the flat beater attachment. Mix and knead until the dough is of a smooth (but sticky) consistency. Beat on medium-high for about 3 minutes, scraping down dough from time to time.
Replace flat beater attachment with the dough hook attachment, and “knead” for about 5 minutes. If dough is still sticking to the sides of the bowl, add a Tablespoon of flour (do not exceed 2 additional Tablespoons of flour).
Transfer dough (don’t wash out bowl yet!) to a lightly floured surface and knead for 3 minutes.
Lightly grease the mixing bowl.
Return dough back to greased bowl. Cover with a clean dish towel.
Place covered bowl in a draft-free area and let the dough rise until doubled (or more) in size, about 1 ½ to 2 hours.
While dough is rising, lightly grease a 9" x 13" baking pan.
Dump the dough from the bowl onto a lightly floured surface. Gently press to deflate the dough. Evenly divide the dough into 16 equal pieces. I cut deflated dough in half, then each ½ in ½ again…Continue until you have 16 equal pieces.
Gently shape each piece into a ball. Space the buns in the greased baking pan.
Grease 1 side of a sheet of plastic wrap. With greased side down, lightly tent the pan gently with plastic wrap.
Allow the dough to rise for 1 hour, until the rolls are nicely puffed and connected to each other.
Meanwhile before the hour is up, preheat oven to 350°F.
Whisk together the egg and 1 Tablespoon of water and brush onto the top of rolls.
Bake the rolls for 20 to 25 minutes.
Let rest for 3 minutes before turning out onto serving dish or basket.
Gr8 Do Ahead Tip:
These rolls freeze beautifully. Just let them cool to room temperature, seal in a plastic freezer bag and freeze for up to one month. Defrost at room temperature and enjoy home baked bread!