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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- 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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