Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Hawaiian Sweet Rolls

We love to purchase the sweet rolls from our local grocery store. They are perfect for sliders or simply as a sweet addition to most meals. Last week I was making roast, and I wanted to whip up a few homemade rolls as a side. I found this recipe and decided it would be a perfect pair to a deep flavored stew dish. Boy was I right! These were a perfect addition for the roast, and not to mention I snacked on these for the following day(s)!

Hawaiian Sweet Rolls

1 ½ c. pineapple juice
4 ½ tsp. active dry yeast
2/3 c. granulated sugar
1/2 c. butter, at room temperature, plus extra for brushing rolls
1 tsp. vanilla extract
2 large eggs
5-6 c. bread flour
1 tsp. salt

In a small saucepan, heat pineapple juice over medium-low temperature until juice reaches about 105 F.
In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, stir together yeast and 2 tablespoons of sugar.
Once the pineapple juice is at temperature, add to the bowl. Stir, and let the yeast mixture stand for 5-10 minutes, or until foamy.
Once the yeast is foamy, add the remaining sugar, butter, vanilla extract, and eggs; stir to combine.
Switch from the paddle attachment to the dough hook, and add 3 cups of flour and salt. Stir on low.
Continue adding flour 1/2 cup at a time until dough clears the sides of the bowl. The dough will feel slightly sticky.

Once the dough comes together and clears the sides, continue to knead for about 1 minute. Then cover bowl with plastic wrap, and let it rise until dough has doubled in size, about 1 1/2 hours.
Shape dough into rolls. If you would like smaller, dinner-sized rolls, shape into 24 rolls. If you would like larger, bun-sized rolls, shape into 12-18 rolls depending on desired size, then cover rolls with plastic wrap, and let rolls rise until doubled, about 1 1/2 hours.
Toward the end of the second rise, preheat oven to 350 F, bake rolls for about 20 minutes (for dinner-sized rolls), or until rolls are golden brown. Remove from oven and immediately brush rolls with butter.

Makes 24 dinner size rolls
Recipe from ihearteating.com

1 comment:

AmandaS said...

Crazy that it is pineapple juice to give it the sweetness! I need to try these for sure :)