Hawaiian sweet rolls

I have been on a bread baking kick. What can I say I love bread. When I came across these beauties I knew I had to make them as my whole family loves the hawaiian rolls that come in the orange wrapper. These rolls are lightly sweet so they are perfect for breakfast or a snack along with a perfect addition to your dinner table.

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Recipe as follows:


  •  1 stick; 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • ¼ cup buttermilk
  • ¾ cup pineapple juice
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp coconut extract
  • 3¾ cups – 4 cups all-purpose flour ( more may be needed to work with dough as its very sticky)
  • 1 packet or 2¼ tsp instant yeast
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp ground ginger
  • 2 eggs + 1 yolk, room temperature
  • 1 egg for egg wash
  1. Heat oven to 200 F degrees.
  2. In a medium size bowl, combine the melted butter, buttermilk, pineapple juice and brown sugar. Slightly whisk so that it’s all combined. ( wait a few minutes to allow butter to cool before mixing everything together)
  3.  In the bowl of your mixer, mix together the 3¾ cups of flour, yeast, salt and ground ginger. Using the paddle attachment, turn the mixing speed on low and slowly pour in the wet ingredients. Continue mixing while adding the eggs and egg yolks. This dough will be VERY sticky and thats ok. Do not add more flour!
  4. Kneed dough for 10 minutes then form into a ball and place in a large metal or glass bowl that has been lightly greased. Cover with a clean towel place in oven ( Make sure you now turn the oven OFF) , Allow to rise at least an hour or has doubled in size.
  5. Once the dough has doubled, remove and gently deflate. Turn oven back on to 20 degrees while you divide the dough into 15 even pieces. This is where I needed the extra flour to work my  Place back in oven ( TURN OVEN OFF)  with clean towel over and let rise another 30 minutes.
  6. Remove the rolls from the oven and turn on your oven to 350 degrees.
  7. Brush dough with the egg yolks. Once heated, bake the rolls for 22-25 minutes or until the tops are golden brown in color.
  8. Remove from the oven and brush with some melted butter.

Enjoy!! xoxo.

Recipe Source:  adapted from Jo Cooks 


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