Make your own homemade Hawaiian Rolls from scratch with this copycat recipe, instead of buying them from the store. They're fresh, fluffy, and so delicious! These Hawaiian sweet bread rolls are the perfect thing to serve with any dinner.
2large eggs plus 1 egg yolklightly beaten (white reserved)
4 1/2– 5 cups all-purpose flour
Spray a large mixing bowl and a 9x13 baking pan lightly with nonstick spray. Set aside.
Combine the buttermilk and butter in a microwave safe bowl. Cover and microwave in 20 second increments until the mixture is warmed to ~115 degrees F.
In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, whisk together buttermilk mixture and yeast. Allow to rest for 10 minutes.
Add the pineapple juice, brown sugar, salt, vanilla, and eggs. stirring on low until combined.
Gradually add in 2 cups of flour and mix on medium speed for 1 minute. Continue adding the rest of the flour on low speed until a soft dough forms. Add more flour if necessary.
Replace the paddle attachment with a dough hook and knead on medium speed for 5-6 minutes until the dough forms a soft, smooth ball. Alternately, you can do this by hand for 8-10 minutes.
Place the dough into the prepared bowl and cover with plastic wrap or a clean towel. Place in a warm spot in your kitchen and allow to rise for 1 hour*, until doubled.
Remove the dough from the bowl and divide it into 15 equal pieces. Round the dough into balls and place them in the prepared pan. Cover and rest for 30 minutes*, until doubled.
Preheat the oven to 375°F.
Whisk together the reserved egg white and 1 teaspoon water. Lightly brush the tops of the rolls with the egg wash. Bake for 20-25 minutes, until golden brown.
Sweet doughs often take a bit longer to rise due to the higher sugar content. Use your own judgement on rising times - keep an eye on the size of the dough/rolls before proceeding on to the next time, ensuring that it has doubled in size.