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 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.