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Sunday, February 1, 2015

Hawaiian Sweet Rolls

   I knew I wanted to do pulled pork sliders for our football party, but using rolls from the grocery store just wasn't getting me excited.  Afterall, my team was knocked out the first round of playoffs.  I need something to keep me looking forward to Sunday!  So, I thought I would try to make something a little different for the sliders.  Why not Hawaiian rolls?

   I mean come, on look at these beauties!  So tender and fluffy and buttery with just the right amount of sweet.  I hope some make it long enough to serve at the party!


Hawaiian Sweet Rolls

Ingredients:

2/3 cup milk
1 1/2 T yeast
1 cup sugar
3/4 cup olive oil
1/4 cup melted butter
4 eggs, lightly beaten
2 8 oz cans crushed pineapple (do NOT drain them!)
9 cups flour (more or less depending how it comes together)
1 tsp salt

For brushing on top:
1 egg
1/4 cup water
2 T melted butter

  1. Mix milk, yeast, sugar, oil, butter and eggs until combined
  2. Stir in pineapple
  3. Slowly add flour until dough comes together.  It will be a sticky dough, but should form a nice ball.
  4. Knead for 10 minutes then place in a greased bowl.  Cover with plastic wrap until doubled in size (about 45 minutes to an hour).
  5. Grease two 9x13 pans.  Punch down dough and form into 24 balls.  Place twelve in each pan. Let rise until doubled again.
    I made a pan of smaller rolls too, for more snack sized sandwiches
  6. Mix egg and water and brush the top of the rolls. Bake at 350 F for 20 minutes or until lightly browned.
  7. Brush with butter and devour!  They are especially good right out of the oven.
    I mean, come on!  These are soooo good!  
    I made a couple of extra rolls for taste testing.  We are in love! Jax kept asking for more and was very upset when I told him we had to save some for the party!
They made great slider buns for pulled pork!

19 comments:

  1. I can't wait to try these. I've never made anything quite like this.

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    1. They are a fun twist on traditional rolls. It's fun to switch it up every once in a while!

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  2. Stopping by from Sunday's Best. I love Hawaiian Sweet Rolls. I'm going to make these for sure. Great for a family gathering! Thanks for sharing and please linkup again.

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    1. We made pulled pork sliders with these and they were sooo good! Though my little guy was perfectly content eating them plain!

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  3. These look fantastic. I am going to try these soon. I might have to this weekend. I love rolls. Thank you for linking up with Sunday's Best. Please join us again next week.

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    1. They are worth the effort, that is for sure! It is fun to make something a little different every once in a while!

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  4. These look absolutely wonderful! I will have to make some this weekend! I came over from Freedom Fridays. Thank you!

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    1. Thanks for visiting. This recipe is definitely worth a try!

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  5. I've never heard of Hawaiian rolls before, they sound and look great! Thanks for linking up to Sweet and Savoury Sunday, stop by and link up again. Have a great day!! Laura@Baking in Pyjamas

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    1. They are worth a try if you like sweet breads. They are so yummy!

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  6. Pineapple -- really? I don't think I've ever seen that ingredient in any bread recipe before. I'm intrigued!!!!!!

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  7. So there is no need to use a food processor or blender on the pineapple first? Does it leave pinapple pieces throughout or does it bake into the bread without being noticed?

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    1. No need to blend. I only noticed one little piece of pineapple, and I ate a LOT of them! I can't imagine it would hurt anything though if you're concerned.

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    2. No need to blend. I only noticed one little piece of pineapple, and I ate a LOT of them! I can't imagine it would hurt anything though if you're concerned.

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  8. Pinned - I love these things, amazing taste!

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  9. Absolutely wonderful! I put a third of each ingredient in the bread machine on dough cycle; went to step 5 when it beeped at me. Served with pork roast and green beans. Oh, so good!

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