Hawaiian Royalty Dinner Rolls
I talked about Hawaii yesterday and it made me put on my thinking cap to search my recipe files for a recipe I found last year!
I don’t know if you are like me, but I really like dinner rolls and sweet dinner rolls are my absolute fave!
Several years ago, our supermarkets started carrying what they call King’s Hawaiian Dinner Rolls and they just melt in your mouth with goodness…and sweetness too.
Shortly after that…I found a recipe for these types of rolls and I call them Hawaiian Royalty Dinner Rolls! This recipe calls for pineapple juice and vanilla, which I do not believe is in the store bought rolls.
Personally, I like to get my hands in the dough…kneading and using the touchy-feeley, cuz I am a touchy-feeley kind of gal…:)….. way of knowing when the dough is exactly right, but you can certainly use a food processor.
If you would like to make your own version of this store bought dinner roll, please feel free to print up the recipe below.
After all, who doesn’t like the wonderful aroma of home made bread baking in the oven?
Have a great day, my dear readers.
- 6 cups all-purpose flour
- 3 eggs
- 2 cups pineapple juice, room temperature
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 2 (1/4 ounce) envelopes yeast
- extra 1/2 cup of flour (kneading flour)
- 1/2 cup butter, melted, warm but not hot
- In a small bowl, beat the eggs and add the pineapple juice, sugar, vanilla, and melted butter.
- Measure half of the flour into a large bowl. Stir in egg mixture until well-combined. Sprinkle in the yeast one packet at a time, mixing well.
- Add the remaining flour and mix well. (I like to use my clean hands to be sure the dough is soft but not overly sticky. If it appears too wet, sprinkle in a bit of extra flour, just a tablespoon or so at a time).
- Cover bowl with a clean kitchen towel and set it in a warm place to rise for 1 hour. (I like to sit mine in my oven, off of course)
- Remove dough from the bowl and knead in the additional ½ cup of flour. Knead about 10 to 15 times, making sure the flour was well incorporated.
- Form the dough into small rolls and place in well buttered sheet pan.
- Cover and place in warm place to rise for an additional hour, or until the dough doubles in size.
- Bake at 350 degrees for 25 to 30 minutes, or until golden brown.
- Brush tops with melted butter
- This recipe makes great little dinner rolls but can be also made into a loaf.
- I made "slider rolls" which is the right size for those smaller burgers or smaller dinner rolls, but you can make them the size you like. For sliders, I formed the balls about 50 cent size balls.