Hawaiian Dinner Roll Recipe

Kathleen Blumenthal
I love to cook and expand the boundaries of cooking

Any rolls are tasty. That is without doubt. They can be used for sandwiches cut in two and eaten with cheese, sausage, bacon, veggies, or eggs. You can place such sandwiches into the oven and wait the cheese melted. Delicious!

The rolls are just impossible to replace in the morning, but they are good for dinner as a dessert with butter, honey or jam. The ones we are going to bake will be a little bit sweet but it’s ok. They are fluffy and soft – just irresistible being right out of the oven with that special buttery smell. The smell of the fresh baked bread is something that makes our life complete and full of sunny light. You know that feeling of home with thoughtful and careful surrounding.

Hawaiian Dinner Roll Recipe

If you want homemade rolls, we suggest you to experiment and try this Hawaiian dinner roll recipe characterized by tropical flavor that appears due to coconut extract, pineapple juice, and ginger. The components are not widely common for bread but they make it unique.

Course Lunch & dinner
Cuisine American
Prep Time 4 hours
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 4 hours 25 minutes
Servings 15
Calories 3480 kcal


  • 8 tbsp butter (melted)
  • 3/4 cup pineapple juice
  • 1/4 cup buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 tbsp coconut extract
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract
  • 4 cups flour
  • 2.25 tbsp instant yeast
  • 1 tbsp salt
  • 1/4 tbsp ground ginger
  • 2 piece eggs room temperature
  • 1 piece egg yolk
  • 1 piece egg for egg wash


  1. Heat oven to 200 F degrees.

  2. Take a bowl and put the buttermilk, butter melted beforehand, sugar, and pineapple juice. Combine all the components gently. 

  3. The mixture can be warm due to the melted butter that is why ensure that it gets cool and only then add the extracts.

  4. Take the other bowl, put 3 3/4 cups of flour, ground ginger, salt and yeast there and whisk with a mixer equipped with a paddle attachment.

  5. Then add the liquid ingredients and continue mixing on low speed. 

  6. Now crack 2 eggs and egg yolk into this bowl, keep on mixing. 

  7. You notice that the components are making a dough that is sticky enough. At this moment replace the attachment with the hook and mix it for 8 minutes more. If you fell it is needed you can add 1/4 cup of flour but remember that the dough should be very sticky.

  8. Prepare a bowl, grease it lightly, make a ball of the dough and place it into the bowl. Cover with a plastic wrap.

  9. Now, please, attention! Switch off your oven and transfer the bowl with dough into it for an hour or longer. The dough should double in size and it is possible if it is kept in a warm place.

  10. Take the dish out of the oven and make 15 equal rolls. 

  11. Take a baking pan, line it with a parchment, and put the rolls on it and brush their top and sides with butter. Cover the pan with clean towel.

  12. Heat oven to 200 degrees. 

  13. Turn off the oven again and place the rolls inside waiting when they double in size.

  14. Remove the pan and heat your oven to 350 degrees.

  15. Take a deep plate, crack the egg into it, whisk and brush the rolls with whisked egg.

  16. Put them to the heated oven and bake during 25 minutes. 

  17. Remove and serve.

Recipe Notes

Using yeast check its expiration date in order to provide the dough of high quality.


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