Hawaiian Sweet Rolls

I've wanted to make these rolls for quite some time but I never have pineapple juice on hand.  I add it to my shopping list and still manage to come home without it.  
So, I finally broke down and used orange juice.  I couldn't tell the difference in the finished rolls.

Here is the recipe:

  • 1 pkg rapid rise yeast
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 3/4 cup pineapple juice (orange juice)
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 1-3/4 teaspoons salt
  • 3-1/2 to 4 cups flour
  • 1 egg white, lightly beaten
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  1. Dissolve yeast in warm milk. Let stand 5 minutes then whisk in pineapple juice, sugar, oil, egg, and salt until combined. Add 3-1/2 cups flour to liquid mixture and mix until dough pulls away from sides of bowl (if dough seems too sticky, add 1 tablespoon flour at a time until dough is smooth and tacky)
  2. Turn dough onto a floured surface and gently knead until smooth and elastic. Place dough in a large greased bowl, turning once to grease top. Cover bowl with plastic wrap and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 1-1/2 to 2 hours.
  3. Punch risen dough down and divide into 12 pieces. Form pieces into smooth balls and place in a greased 9x13 baking pan. Cover pan with plastic wrap and let rise in a warm place 30 minutes or until doubled.
  4. Remove plastic wrap from pan and gently brush rolls with beaten egg white and honey. Bake rolls in a 375 degree oven for 25 minutes or until golden-brown. Let rolls cool in pan 5 minutes, then remove from pan and serve warm.
Before rising.

After they have risen.

These make great sandwiches.


Anonymous said…
I never thought of using orange juice, mine turned out great and I would make them with orange,,yours look lovely,
Anonymous said…
I can imagine that the orange juice makes it sweet and that orange after taste must be delicious. I'll try this next time I make break of any kind!

Have a great day!

Guillaume said…
Oh yum! They remind me of the brioches from La Boulangerie Chicoutimi-Nord.
Alicia Foodycat said…
They look so good! I've never tried them but I want to!
Sandy said…
I love Hawaiian Rolls, I'm like the kid in the commercial stealing them. Thanks for sharing the recipe :-)
1st Man said…
So do these taste just like the ones in the store? That's one of my weaknesses and I've tried to get 2nd Man to make them but he didn't think there was a real recipe. So it should use pineapple juice? If we had that would it be the same amount as the orange juice? I'm SO excited about this!!
1st Man said…
Oops just realized it says pineapple with orange juice in parentheses. Can't wait to have him make some!
Kay said…
Pineapple juice? No kidding? This sounds so very delicious, but I'm afraid I'm too lazy and just buy it at the store.