When Jennifer and I first started talking about all the possibilities of a Legit Bread Company Everything Dough Mix, gluten-free Hawaiian Sweet Rolls were definitely on the list. Because I’m me, it just took a kick in the pants to develop the recipe.
gluten-free Hawaiian Sweet Rolls are soft, sweet, bready perfection.
The kick in the pants came in the form of a holiday twofer: Rosh Hashanah and Labor Day fall on the same day this year. You are probably familiar with the typical spread of a Labor Day party, but if you’re less familiar with Rosh Hashanah, here’s a quick lesson:
Rosh Hashanah is the Jewish New Year. It is one of the high holy days, and is celebrated with sweet foods for a sweet year ahead. The most common representation of that is apples dipped in honey, but apples and honey are eaten in all forms.
How to combine the food of these two holidays? With a sandwich, of course.
A BBQ brisket sandwich, with apple-fennel slaw and hot honey on a gluten-free Hawaiian Sweet Roll, to be exact. And yep, the rest of the recipes needed to complete this sandwich masterpiece are coming soon!
The ingredients and method for these little rolls strays from the other Everything Dough recipes, which was necessary to make them as close to Hawaiian Sweet Rolls as possible. Pineapple juice had to join the party, and to get the ideal crumb, this dough needs to be proved.
ingredients you’ll need to make gluten-free Hawaiian Sweet Rolls:
- Legit Bread Company Everything Dough Mix
- pineapple juice
- butter or dairy-free butter
- milk, cream, or coconut milk
- rapid rise or instant yeast
equipment you’ll need to make gluten-free Hawaiian Sweet Rolls:
- stand mixer, or a large bowl with hand beaters
- 8×8 baking dish
- small saucepan or microwave safe dish
- rubber spatula
- pastry brush
It’s worth it, I promise. Proving the dough means you’ll have to plan a bit ahead, but the proving time is entirely hands-off, so you can go about your day while the dough does its thing. I mean, look at that crumb!
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gluten-free Hawaiian Sweet Rolls
- Prep Time: 30 minutes
- Cook Time: 15-18 minutes
- Total Time: 45 minutes, plus 2.5 hours to proof
- Yield: 9 small rolls
- Category: bread
- Method: bake
- 8 tablespoons unsalted butter, divided
- 3/4 cup pineapple juice
- 2 tablespoons milk, cream, or coconut milk
- 4 tablespoons honey, divided
- 1 package Legit Bread Co Everything Dough Mix
- 1 packet instant or rapid rise yeast
- 2 large eggs
- In a small saucepan*, combine 6 tablespoons of the butter, pineapple juice, milk, and 3 tablespoons of the honey. Heat over medium heat until the butter is melted and the mixture is warm. You want it to be no hotter than 110ºF, so let it cool if it gets warmer than that. (It should feel warm but not hot on the inside of your wrist)
- In the bowl of a stand mixer, or large bowl if using hand beaters, combine the Everything Dough Mix with the yeast, using the paddle attachment.
- With the mixer on low, slowly pour in the liquid mixture, scraping down the sides as needed to get it all well combined.
- Beat in the eggs one at a time. Continue to beat on high for about a minute, or until the dough develops a bit of elasticity. It won’t resemble traditional dough, don’t sweat it.
- Scrape the dough into an oiled bowl and cover with plastic wrap. Place in the warmest spot in your kitchen and let it proof for about 90 minutes. It won’t double like regular dough might, but things are happening, don’t worry.
- After 90 minutes, punch down the dough and knead 4-5 times to get it smooth. Divide into 9 balls and place in an 8×8 baking dish. Cover with a towel and set aside for about an hour. At some point in this hour, preheat your oven to 375ºF.
- Melt the remaining 2 tablespoons of butter and 1 tablespoon of honey. After the rolls have proved and you’re ready to bake them, brush the tops with the honey butter.
- Bake for 15-18 minutes, or until they are golden brown and springy. Brush with more honey butter and allow to cool before removing from the baking dish.
*Or you can do this first step in a microwave
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What stand mixer do you use/have you tried? Since moving to paleo/keto I don’t often need one (so I gave my Kitchenaid stand mixer to my daughter-in-law) but occasionally I stray to homemade tamales and tortillas (organic masa only! and homemade lard) and my hand mixer just doesn’t measure up. Reviews on Amazon can make me throw up my hands in frustration.
Note: I realize you may not be able to provide this info as it would likely equate to a product endorsement.? I’m not very savvy with how all this online stuff works…;-o
Reviews can be such a rabbit hole I get it. I have an older Kitchenaid that I’ve had for years. I do a lot of baking still since I develop recipes so mine gets a lot of use. Honestly I’m not really sure where other brands rate compared to the Kitchenaid! They’re pretty much the gold standard but of course are pricey. Sometimes a google search yields better info than review scrolling, you might find an article from a food site on the best ones and those tend to be pretty trustworthy.
I love your Everything Dough recipes and use them all the time. Your baguette recipe is a staple in my household. Would love to see more as most of the cassava flour recipes out there are not very good. Yours are the best!
Hi Simone. I bought your Legit Everything Dough but I just realized this recipe calls for a hand mixer, which I don’t have. I do have a blender but I doubt that will work. Can I mix this by hand? If not, do you have any other recipe suggestions that involve using my Legit bread mix for RH? Thank you.
Hi Gracie, you can mix it by hand, you’ll just need to put a little work into it.
Sharon Hansen says
Can your original Everything Dough recipe, which I’ve used many times, be adapted to this one? I’m not sure how much the original recipe makes compared to the dry mix.
Hi Sharon, It definitely can work, I just haven’t tested it yet so don’t have solid measurements for it. A Bag of the mix makes the same amount as one batch of the original recipe, but we had to play with the other quantities to get it to work as a mix.
Hi Simone. Can I use your Everything Dough brioche recipe instead of the legit pkg?
You should be able to, yes. The mix has all the dry ingredients except for the yeast.