Prep 3 hrs
Cook 20 mins
Adapted from I Heart Eating
- 1 1⁄2 cups pineapple juice
- 4 1⁄2 teaspoons active dry yeast
- 2⁄3 cup granulated sugar
- 1⁄2 cup butter, at room temperature, plus extra for brushing rolls
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 large eggs
- 5 -6 cups bread flour
- 1 teaspoon salt
- In a small saucepan, heat pineapple juice over medium-low temperature until juice reaches about 105°F.
- In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, stir together yeast and 2 tablespoons of sugar.
- Once the pineapple juice is at temperature, add to the bowl. Stir, and let the yeast mixture stand for 5-10 minutes, or until foamy.
- Once the yeast is foamy, add the remaining sugar, butter, vanilla extract, and eggs; stir to combine.
- Switch from the paddle attachment to the dough hook, and add 3 cups of flour and salt. Stir on low.
- Continue adding flour 1/2 cup at a time until dough clears the sides of the bowl. The dough will feel slightly sticky. It takes 5 1/2 cups of flour for my rolls.
- Once the dough comes together and clears the sides, continue to knead for about 1 minute.
- Cover bowl with plastic wrap, and let it rise until dough has doubled in size, about 1 1/2 hours.
- Shape dough into rolls. If you would like smaller, dinner-sized rolls, shape into 24 rolls. If you would like larger, bun-sized rolls, shape into 12-18 rolls depending on desired size.
- Cover rolls with plastic wrap, and let rolls rise until doubled, about 1 1/2 hours.
- Toward the end of the second rise, preheat oven to 350°F.
- Bake rolls for about 20 minutes (for dinner-sized rolls), or until rolls are golden brown.
- Immediately brush rolls with butter.
- Serve warm or at room temperature.