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Easy Hawaiian Rolls #2

Exactly like Kings Hawaiian rolls and so easy too!
Prep Time3 hours 30 minutes
Cook Time45 minutes
Total Time4 hours 15 minutes
Course: breads
Cuisine: American
Keyword: bread recipe, hawaiian rolls
Servings: 9
Calories: 230kcal


  • 1 cup warm water or pineapple juice
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 2 1/4 tsp SAF yeast (aka bread machine yeast)
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 3 cups bread flour


  • Place water (or pineapple juice) in a large bowl. Add the sugar and stir until dissolved. Sprinkle yeast on top and let sit for 10 minutes. If bubbles form, yeast is active and you may proceed.
  • Add the oil and salt; stir
  • Stir in flour, one cup at a time, until a soft dough forms. Turn out on floured surface and knead for 5-8 minutes or until dough is smooth and elastic.
  • Place about 1 tsp of oil in the bottom of a deep bowl. Add the dough and coat the bottom of the dough with the oil; turn dough oil side up. Cover and let rise for 1-1 1/2 hours or until double in bulk
  • Stand mixer method:
  • Place water/pineapple juice in the bowl of a heavy-duty stand mixer. Add the sugar and stir. Sprinkle yeast over liquid. Let stand for 10 minutes. If bubbles form, you may proceed.
  • Attach dough hook to machine. Add the oil and the salt. Mix at low speed.
  • Add flour, one cup at a time, and knead for 3 minutes. Proceed as above.
  • Bread machine method:
  • Add ingredients as per manufacturer’s instructions. Set on dough cycle. When time is up, proceed to “shaping” instructions.
  • Shaping:
  • Lightly spray or grease a 9 x 9-inch pan.
  • Turn out dough on a lightly floured surface. Roll dough into a 9-inch log. Cut off 9 equal portions and form into balls. Place in pan, allowing space around each ball for rising.
  • Cover and let rise until double in bulk, about 30-45 minutes.
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Bake rolls for 15-20 minutes or until internal temperature of rolls is 190 degrees F -OR- until when bottom of the rolls are tapped, it produces a hollow sound.
  • While still hot, brush tops of each roll with butter. NOTE: what I do is just rub the end of a stick of butter on each roll.


Serving: 1person | Calories: 230kcal | Carbohydrates: 42g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 197mg | Potassium: 104mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 10mg | Iron: 1mg