Hawaiian Sweet Rolls have become a holiday tradition in our house. My kids absolutely love them, and it wouldn't be a holiday dinner without them. I try to make them once in a while for non-holiday dinners, too, but I don't always have several hours to make them.
I've been working on a faster version for a while now. I finally hit on a version that I was happy with with these 60 Minute Hawaiian Sweet Rolls. They make delicious dinner rolls, but you can also use this recipe to make buns, The buns are fantastic for ham (or any other pork) sandwiches.
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60 Minute Hawaiian Sweet Rolls
- ¾ c . pineapple juice
- ¼ c . low-fat milk
- ¼ c . granulated sugar
- ¼ c . butter (divided)
- 3 ½ teaspoon . dry active yeast
- 1 large egg
- ½ teaspoon . vanilla extract
- 2 ½-3 c . bread flour
- ½ teaspoon . salt
- In a small saucepan, stir pineapple juice, milk, sugar, and 2 tablespoons butter together. Heat over low heat just until butter melts and sugar dissolves. Cool to about 100-105 F.
- Pour the milk mixture into the bowl of a stand mixer.
- Add the yeast, and let stand for 5-10 minutes, or until yeast is foamy.
- Mix in egg and vanilla until combined.
- Add 2 cups flour and salt to yeast mixture. Using a dough hook, mix on low speed for about 1 minute.
- With the mixer still going, add remaining flour, ¼ cup at a time. Mix about 1 ½ minutes, or until dough starts to clean the sides of the bowl.
- Knead on low speed for about 2 more minutes, or until dough is smooth and elastic – the dough will still be slightly sticky to the touch.
- Place dough in a greased bowl, turning it to grease the top. Cover the dough with a clean, dry dish towel.
- Let it rise in a warm place, free from draft, for about 15 minutes.
- Turn the dough onto a lightly floured surface, and divide into 12 pieces for rolls or 7 pieces for buns.
- Form each piece into a ball and place on greased pan. I use a quarter sheet pan.
- Cover the pan with the dish towel, and let the dough rise for about 20 minutes.
- Melt remaining 2 tablespoons butter. Set aside
- Bake at 400ºF for about 8-12 minutes, or until the rolls are golden brown.
- Brush rolls with remaining melted butter.