Hawaiian Rolls? (Bread Machine)


I put a question mark up there because the name of the recipe IS Hawaiian Sweet Rolls but I don’t think they taste anything like them.  Don’t get me wrong, they are delicious but they are misnamed, I think.  I wanted a roll similar to the King’s Hawaiian bread ~ no such luck with this recipe.

They are soft and fluffy with a really pronounced lemon flavor.  When I make these again, I will only add 1/2 tsp lemon extract.  I find the lemon flavor really detracts from the rest of the roll.

These would make really good ham sandwiches and would be perfect for Easter brunch or dinner ~ very springy.


Hawaiian Rolls (Bread Machine)

1 1/2 cups warm water
1 egg
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon lemon extract (I will only 1/2 tsp in the future)
1 tablespoon molasses
1 tablespoon honey
5 tablespoons white sugar
2 tablespoons dry milk powder
2 tablespoons butter flavored shortening
4 1/2 cups bread flour
2 teaspoons active dry yeast

Place ingredients in the pan of the bread machine in the order recommended by the manufacturer. Select dough cycle for a 2 pound batch; press Start. The dough can be a bit sticky, so you may want to add a little bit more bread flour as it mixes.

When complete, turn the risen dough out on a lightly floured surface and divide into twelve equal pieces ~ I made about 18 rolls and could have made more if I made them smaller. Form the pieces into rounds and place on lightly greased baking sheets.

Cover the rolls with a damp cloth and let rise until doubled in volume, about 40 minutes. Meanwhile, preheat oven to 350º.

Bake for 15 minutes, until golden brown. I baked mine about 20 minutes.

Makes 12-18 rolls depending on how large you make them.


Happy Cooking!


8 thoughts on “Hawaiian Rolls? (Bread Machine)

  1. Pingback: This week’s baked favorites « Bakers Anonymous

    • I have been thinking about this recipe and I don’t know why I would need to use any extract except for vanilla…I’ll have to give it a try. Do they make pineapple extract?

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