Sunday, October 6, 2013

Hawaiian Dinner Rolls + Overnight Sliders

From the kitchen of One Perfect Bite...Football fever is running hot in my neck of the woods and food is a must for those who watch the games from the comfort of their own homes. I always serve something while we watch the game, but this week I wanted to breakaway from standard football fare and serve something that had a surprise value. I've been eyeing a recipe for sliders that are assembled the night before they are baked and I thought today's game would be the perfect time to give them a try. I did, however, run into a problem while assembling the ingredients needed to make them. Our local markets had no dinner-sized Hawaiian rolls, so I had to make my own. I used a recipe that I found on La Petite Brioche and several hours later I had the rolls I needed to proceed. The rolls, which are easy to make,  are similar  to  King's Hawaiian Rolls but they are a bit less sweet. There are no tricks to making them, save for the need for patience. The rolls are slow-risers, but if you want light and fluffy rolls you have to make sure they  double in size before proceeding with the next steps. These rolls are really versatile.  I'm including the slider recipe I used today, but these would also make a great base for pulled pork,  and, if drizzled with a confectioners' sugar glaze, I think they'd make wonderful breakfast sweet rolls. First things first. Here is the recipe for the rolls. The recipe for the sliders will follow that.

Hawaiian Sweet Rolls...from the kitchen of One Perfect Bite inspired by La Petite Brioche


6-7 cups all-purpose flour
3 eggs
1-1/2 cups pineapple juice
3/4 cup sugar
2 teaspoons salt
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 (1/4 ounce) envelopes yeast or 4-1/2 teaspoons yeast
1/2 cup butter (one stick) melted

1) Beat eggs. Add pineapple juice, sugar, salt, ginger, vanilla, and butter.
2) Place 3 cups of flour in a large bowl. Stir in egg mixture until well-combined. Sprinkle in yeast, one packet at a time, and mix. Add the remaining 3 cups of flour and mix in. If dough is sticky and difficult to handle, add more flour. Dough should be slightly tacky, but not wet. Knead dough for 5 minutes until it forms a smooth ball. Place dough in a greased bowl and set aside to rise until doubled in size (about 1-1/2 hours).
2) Punch dough down and either divide into three equal parts for bread loaves or 24 balls for dinner rolls. Place in greased loaf pans or shape into rolls. Cover and place in a warm place to rise until doubled in size. Be patient. These rolls are slow risers, but it is important to let them double in size before baking.
3) Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
4) Bake for 25-30 minutes or golden brown. Brush tops with melted butter. Serve warm.Yield: 24 dinner rolls or 12 sandwich buns.

Following Photo and Recipe Courtesy of KING'S HAWAIIAN

King's Mini Baked Ham Sandwiches
1 pound deli ham shaved
1 pound swiss cheese thinly sliced
1-1/2 sticks butter
1-1/2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
1-1/2 teaspoons worcestershire sauce
1-1/2 teaspoons minced onion dried
12 Hawaiian Sweet Dinner Rolls

1) Melt butter and mix in mustard, sauce and onion.
2) Cut rolls in half, horizontally (keeping all top and bottom halves separately in tact).
3) In a 9 x 13-inch pan, place bottom half of rolls and cover with ham and cheese.
4) Cover ham and cheese stacks with top half of rolls.
5) Drizzle butter mixture over top of rolls, making sure onion is evenly distributed.
6) Refrigerate over night.
7) Bake uncovered at 350 degrees for 15-20 minutes and, once finished, separate for serving. Yield: 12 servings.

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Ginny Hartzler said...

So pineapple juice is the secret! They look amazing. I have always loved Kings.

Valerie Harrison (bellini) said...

Wow Mary. I like the idea of baking these in the oven.

Pondside said...

They look very tempting. I've never heard of Hawaiian Rolls.

Choc Chip Uru @ Go Bake Yourself said...

Yum, love the tropical flavour :D


Angie's Recipes said...

They are super soft! Those sliders look yummilicious!

Lynn said...

Wow to both! The rolls sound amazing, I was intrigued as soon as I saw the pineapple juice:@)

Joanne said...

I can never find king's hawaiian rolls anywhere around here, so i am super excited you have a homemade recipe for them!

From the Kitchen said...

I've been waiting for you to do this recipe! I've had a copy for a long time but, quite frankly, the butter mixture poured over the top was a bit questionable. Now that I have your blessing, I'm looking forward to a good game and a few friends in.

May your team win unless they are playing my team.


Big Dude said...

Your rolls look perfect Mary and I can imagine how good they would have been with the Hawaiian pork at this years blogger party.

Unknown said...

Ooohhh..I love Hawaiian rolls... these look perfect and oh so fluffy and soft!!!

Chiara said...

I've never heard of Hawaiian Rolls, they look delicious with pineapple juice ! have a nice day, blessings..

David said...

Mary, I've had Hawaiian sweet bread before and it is great with ham sandwiches! These dinner rolls are a nice change of pace from the "usual!" Thanks for the recipe... Take Care, Big Daddy Dave

Ashley said...

This is great - I used to LOVE Kings Hawaiian rolls, but the last time I had them, they were a little too sweet. This recipe looks wonderful. Plus, homemade bread is the best! :)

moutushi said...

Made the sweet buns during weekend, came out so well. Thank you so much for sharing the wonderful and easy recipe.

Anonymous said...

I made these a few days ago... Delicious! But I did it just a little differently. I love Hawaiian rolls first off... I didnt have minced onion so I used onion powder. I put a little of the mixture on the inside as well as the top but, also added some miracle whip on the other half of the bun. I also used kolby jack because I don't like swiss... And I put them in the oven right away. Great twist to a ham and cheese sandwich!!

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