Hawaiian Dinner Rolls

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Hawaiian rolls are soft, fluffy, and sweet with delicious fresh pineapple, but they can be eaten with dinner or for breakfast with butter or jam. This Hawaiian dinner rolls recipe is incredibly moist and delicious with brown sugar and crushed pineapple, making these the most irresistible rolls you will ever taste. You can eat this dinner roll recipe alongside a ham and scalloped potatoes for dinner or use them as a hamburger bun, but they are also sweet enough to use in dessert recipes as well. For a dessert, just drizzle these with an icing sugar glaze and chopped nuts or use the stale buns for a pineapple bread pudding recipe. Whatever you choose to do, this easy recipe for buns will be bread you will be craving for several years to come.

Many people are concerned about baking buns at home, due to the challenges of their previous bread baking experiences, but there is nothing to worry about as long as your yeast is fresh and you don’t heat the liquids too much. Yeast needs between 105 and 110 degrees Fahrenheit to become active and multiply, but if you warm your milk too much, a higher temperature can kill the yeast as well. Also, while yeast feeds on sugars, you don’t want your yeast to come into direct contact with the added sugar because direct touching can also kill the yeast and lead your dinner roll recipe not to rise. Serena’s step-by-step instructions, from her blog, ‘Serena Bakes Simply From Scratch’, will ensure you make this Hawaiian buns recipe successfully and you will look like a professional when your family sees how beautiful the buns are and how amazing they taste.

Healthy baking recipes are challenging to come by, but this dinner rolls recipe gives you the option of using whole-wheat flour rather than all-purpose flour, which can give you more fibre. A quarter cup of whole-wheat flour can provide four grams of fibre while the equivalent amount of white flour only provides one gram of fibre. If you aren’t a fan of whole wheat bread, you can even replace a small amount of the white flour with whole wheat, so that you can get the benefits of the flavour of baked goods with plain flour along with the nutrition from the whole wheat. This easy recipe for buns also uses canned crushed pineapple, which is often packed in a sweetened syrup. If you would like to limit your sugar intake, consider purchasing canned crushed pineapple in unsweetened pineapple juice, which will contain much less sugar.

This Hawaiian dinner roll recipe might take almost three hours to prepare, but keep in mind that most of that time will be hands-off resting time, so you won’t have to be in the kitchen for the full length of time. Just set a timer for the waiting stages to notify you when you need to get back in the kitchen again.Thank you to Serena, the author of ‘Serena Bakes Simply From Scratch’ recipe blog, for sharing her easy Hawaiian dinner rolls recipe with us. **

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