My husband LOVES sweet bread. And really, what's not to like? It's soft, tender, sweet, and pairs well with just about anything. I found a recipe on pinterest the other day that was for a bread machine loaf of Hawaiian Sweet Bread, but I wanted to make rolls, and I don't have a bread machine, so I changed up the recipe to suit my needs. This is what we ended up with! We served these with BBQ Pulled Pork. Delicious!
Hawaiian Sweet Rolls
3/4 cup pineapple juice, at room temperature
2 T vegetable oil
2 1/2 T honey
3/4 tsp salt
2 1/2 tsp (1 packet) yeast
2 T dry (powdered) milk
3 cups bread flour
In a large mixing bowl combine pineapple juice, oil, honey, salt, and yeast. Add powdered milk and 1 cup flour. Mix until a gooey dough forms. Add egg and mix well. Add remaining 2 cups flour and mix until a soft dough forms and the dough leaves the sides of the bowl. Place into a greased bowl, cover with plastic wrap, and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 1 1/2 hours.
Punch dough down. On a lightly floured surface, divide dough into nine equal portions. Roll into balls and place in a greased 9" square baking dish. Let rise until nearly doubled, about 30 minutes - 1 hour.
Meanwhile, preheat oven to 350F. Bake risen rolls for 25-30 minutes, or until lightly browned on top. Remove from oven and brush tops of rolls with butter. Let cool before serving.
Makes 9 rolls.