I made these delicious rolls last week for a family Christmas dinner we had here before heading out of town. We love the King's Hawaiian Rolls from the grocery store and I wondered if I could make them. These were very good - next time, I would cut the pineapple juice down a bit and add milk or water in place. But, they were delicious and made great sandwiches with leftover ham the next day!
2 (1/4 oz.) packages active dry yeast (2 Tbsp.)
1 1/2 c. warm pineapple juice (I think I'd do 1 cup next time and 1/2 c. water or milk)
1/2 c. sugar
1 c. mashed potatoes
1/4 c. melted butter
1 tsp. salt
4 1/2 - 5 c. flour
1 Tbsp. melted butter
Combine yeast and pineapple juice until dissolved. Let stand until foamy - about 5 -10 minutes.
Add sugar, potatoes, eggs, 1/4 c. butter, salt and 2 - 2 1/2 c. flour. Mix on medium speed about four minutes.
Stir in enough remaining flour to make a stiff batter. Cover with a slightly damp towel. Let rise in a warm place, until doubled about 1 hour.
Divide dough into equal portions and place in prepared baking dishes. Cover with a towel. Let rise until doubled, about 45 minutes. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Bake until rolls are nicely browned.
I divided mine into 24 rolls, but some of them were pretty big, I think this would make more next time!