Hawaiian Buns

Here you have a super easy recipe to make Hawaiian buns, which are perfect to go along with any dish that you like.

  • 4 ½ cups Bread Flour (20 oz)
  • 2 ½ teaspoon Active dry Yeast
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 6 tbsp Sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 4 tbsp melted butter
  • ¾ cup + 2 tablespoons pineapple juice
  • +1 egg to brush on the buns

Warm up the juice, (I placed it in the microwave for 1 minute),  then mix it with the yeast. Stir until combined and set aside for 10 minutes.

Melt the butter. Set it aside.

Weigh the flour. Divide it in two equal portions, (10 oz and 10 oz) Set it aside.

After 10 minutes, once the yeast is bubbly.  
In a bowl combine the melted butter, with the sugar and the salt, stir well,  then add in the yeast mixture, together with two large eggs, beat until the eggs are well beaten with the rest of the ingredients, and once everything is well combined add in 10 oz of flour, use a wooden spoon to combined all the wet ingredients with the flour, and stir until combined, you will get a very sticky, lumpy and wet batter.  

Once it’s ready now, slowly add in the rest of the flour and start kneading the dough, you can either knead it by hand or in the electric mixer with the kneading hook

If you knead it by hand it will take about 10 minutes. You will know the dough is ready when you get a very smooth and elastic dough.

If you knead it with the electric mixer, it will take about 5 minutes on medium speed.  And you will know the dough is ready when it doesn't stick to the sides of the bowl anymore and when it all comes together to the center of the bowl, sticking only to the hook.

Once the dough is ready, place it a large greased bowl, then wrap it with plastic wrap and let it rest in a warm place for 1 hour.

After an hour, transfer the dough to a slightly floured surface, do NOT knead it anymore, just use your hands to flatten it up a bit, and then divide it into  12 - 15 sections to make the buns.

After you have divided the dough, grab each section and form a ball with it to make the bun.  Do not knead the dough too much, just bring all the edges and bring them towards the center down the bottom to form the ball. Keep on repeating this steps until you are done.

Place the buns in a greased baking dish.  And then brush them with a beaten egg mixture.

Let them rise for another 30- 40 minutes.

After at least 30 minutes. Preheat the oven to 375ºF

Bake the buns at 375ºF for 20 - 25 minutes or until golden brown and cooked.

Once the buns are ready, you can serve them. And they are so good, they have the perfect flavor between sweet and salty to go along with all your favorite dishes or you can just add a bit of butter or jam and they will be just as delicious!