Monday, 28 April 2014

Sweet Buns - aka Hawaiian Rolls











I run and do squats and lunges every day so that I can have sweet buns.



Sweet Buns - aka Hawaiian Rolls
adapted from Food.com
Makes 15

500g "00" flour (a little more or a little less) and some for dusting on the work surface
1 large egg
250ml pineapple juice, room temperature
1/4 cup caster sugar
1/4 teaspoon finely grated fresh ginger
1 scant teaspoon fine sea salt
7g (1 sachet) dried yeast
60g unsalted butter, melted
Egg wash - (1 egg beaten with 1 tablespoon of water)
30g unsalted butter, melted for brushing

Grease a 20 x 30 baking pan. Set aside.

In a medium bowl, beat the eggs, pineapple juice, sugar, ginger, vanilla and melted butter. Set aside.

In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with a dough hook, dump in about half the flour (no need to measure, just eyeball it) and the salt. Add the egg mixture and mix on low until roughly incorporated. Sprinkle in the yeast and mix. Add the remaining flour and mix until you have a slightly tacky dough. If it's too wet, add a little more flour a tablespoon at a time. Scrape the dough into a lightly oiled bowl and cover. Leave to double in size for about an hour.

Scrape the dough onto a lightly floured work surface and knead briefly. Add more flour if the dough if it's too sticky, but only enough to make it manageable. Divide the dough into 15 even portions. Roll the portions into balls and place them in the baking tray. Cover and leave them to double in bulk for another hour or so.

Preheat the oven to 180 C.

Brush the tops of the balls with egg wash and bake for 25 - 30 minutes until golden brown. Brush tops with melted butter and serve warm.


18 comments:

  1. I see your bragging about your buns again Jen! LOL Didn't George Harrison do a song about "My Sweet Buns"? No, on second thought that was "My Sweet Lord". Well my sweet Lord, these buns look incredible.

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    1. If you've got, flaunt it Patty!!! LOL.

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  2. I LOVE Hawaiian rolls... way too much! Yours look absolutely perfect!

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    1. I've never had Hawaiian Rolls in the past. I think they are might play a major "roll" in my future.

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  3. I never did this. Now I'm jealous. & I'm gonna run faster if I'm making this!

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    1. You'll need to put on your running shoes Gabrielle, but so worth it!

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  5. I kept seeing your sweet buns all over Facebook (and not in the Miley Cyrus way) and knew I would have to check them out quick smart! These look delicious, and I love the use of pineapple juice :) Now, I just need to get brave with my gluten free flour and make me a batch!

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    1. I've never made bread with GF flour. If you have made bread successfully with GF flour before, then I'm sure it would work here.

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  6. Wow, those look just like what you'd find in the store, except infinitely fresher and tastier. Can't wait to try them!

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    1. I've never had them from a store, but these were so fluffy and not overly sweet. I'll be making them again and again.

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  7. These are really gorgeous. We love Hawaiian sweet buns for mini sliders. Died and gone to heaven good, I bet yours would be out of this world amazing!

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    1. I can imagine they would be perfect for sliders. I made spicy beef burgers with them - gone in 60 seconds.

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  8. When I went to visit my sis in US i had Hawain rolls as her young son love it and i tried with him and fell in love with it, i am so going to try this recipe.

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    1. This is the first time I've tasted them Finla. I've been to the States a few times, but never tried them there. I hope you enjoy them if you make them.

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  9. Made these Hawaiian rolls and they were so so soft and so delicious. Thankyou for such a good recipe. I have just posted them in my blog too.

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    1. You're very welcome. I'm so glad you enjoyed them. They are a family favourite here too.

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