Hawaiian Sweet Rolls (Bread Machine)

Hawaiian Sweet Rolls (Bread Machine) created by Northwestgal

Every time I make these rolls, I get raving compliments! This is an excellent potluck dish! It is very important to use McCormick brand coconut extract for the right flavor! For the fluffiest rolls, make sure all the ingredients and the kitchen are warm. This was intended to be a copycat of King's Hawaiian Rolls, but according to my husband, these taste way better when done right!

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  • Bring all cold ingredients to room temperature (pineapple juice, egg, milk, butter). This will take about 30 minutes, but you can speed it up a little bit with the microwave if you're not feeling patient.
  • Add the pineapple juice to your bread machine.
  • Beat the egg and add to your bread machine.
  • Add the milk to your bread machine.
  • Divide the butter into small pieces (no larger than 1 tablespoon) and add to the bread machine.
  • Add McCormick coconut extract, ground ginger, salt, sugar, potato flakes, and flour to the bread machine, in that order.
  • Make a small well in the flour, and pour the yeast in the well.
  • Run your bread machine on the dough cycle to knead the dough.
  • After the kneading cycle, let the dough rise until doubled in size - about 1 hour. (I let mine rise in the bread machine).
  • Grease a 13"x9" pan.
  • Divide the dough into 12-15 rolls and place next to each other in the pan (this will get them soft sides).
  • IMPORTANT! Sometimes the dough will be a little sticky to handle while you're doing this (and that's okay!). Do NOT even think about adding more flour! I mean it! I can't stress that enough! It will toughen your rolls. You can try greasing your hands with cooking spray if you want them to be easier to handle. If that still doesn't work, then just enjoy the stickiness knowing that your rolls will be nice and fluffy!
  • Cover with a towel and let rise until doubled in size - about 1 hour - in a warm place. Meanwhile, preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
  • Bake rolls in preheated oven for 25 minutes or until golden on top.
  • Immediately upon removing the rolls from the oven, brush the tops with butter.
  • Let cool in the pan until the rolls are cool enough to handle. Then remove from pan.
  • TIP: If you will not be eating the rolls right away, transfer the rolls to a large enough bowl to hold them. Place a lid on top and vent it, taking care that no rolls touch the lid. Closing the airflow off while they are warm will make the rolls soggy. Leaving them out in open air will make the rolls crusty. Keeping them in a vented bowl until they are completely cool is very important for obtaining soft rolls! Once the rolls are completely cool, seal the bowl.
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"Every time I make these rolls, I get raving compliments! This is an excellent potluck dish! It is very important to use McCormick brand coconut extract for the right flavor! For the fluffiest rolls, make sure all the ingredients and the kitchen are warm. This was intended to be a copycat of King's Hawaiian Rolls, but according to my husband, these taste way better when done right!"

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  1. Glenda E.
    Yummy rolls. We ate half of them warm out of oven. Used 2lb loaf bread machine to make dough and did 1st rise in machine. Second rise in the pyrex pan. Dough was a tiny bit sticky but easily shaped into rolls . Got the best flavor using bottled pineapple juice ( instead of juice from pineapple slice can or pureed slices). Got four batches of bread out of a quart bottle of juice . Thanks for sharing recipe. I have made this six times now and have recipe memorized.
  2. Meriel D.
    I just made this and now I am wondering if I should of used the bread machine yeast. The instructions say active dry yeast so I bought the packets instead, not sure if they will turn out now.
  3. Carrie M.
    Fantastic recipe. Followed exactly, even weighed the flour. The dough is sticky, but I was still able to work with it. The flavor was great and they are much better than purchased rolls. I made them for Christmas and the family was really happy. They were the best part of the meal.
  4. J J L.
    What size bread machine was used for this recipe? I have a small one and would like to know if I have to change the ingredients or not.
  5. Ryan D.
    Recipe is perfect. I was spoiled when I lived in Missouri and was able to purchase Hawaiian sweet rolls. I then moved back to Canada and can't find them any anywhere. This recipe filled the void :-) You will be alarmed by the stickiness but don't think that they won't turn out great - They will!
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