Hawaiian Sweet Rolls

HAWAIIAN SWEET ROLLS


3-1/2 cups flour

1/2 cup potato flakes

1/3 cup sugar

2-1/4 teaspoons yeast

1 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon ground ginger

2 tablespoons dry minced onion

2 tablespoons garlic powder

1/2 teaspoon black pepper

1 cup pineapple juice

1/3 cup milk

4 tablespoons butter

1 egg, beaten

2 teaspoons coconut extract


-Add the first 9 ingredients into a large mixing bowl.

-Sift together to blend thoroughly and make a well in the center.

-In a small sauce pan (or microwave) heat until butter melts and liquids are warm (not hot).

-Add the butter mixture to the flour mixture.

-Stir well to combine.

-Add the coconut extract and beaten egg to the mixture and, using your hands, mix and knead the dough (on a floured surface) until completely blended and the dough is soft and smooth.

-Place your dough into a greased bowl and cover with plastic wrap.

-Place in a warm, draft free place (I use my preheated warmed oven at 220 degrees and turned off) until doubled. About on hour.

-After an hours time, remove the dough and punch down to deflate.

-Allow the dough to rest about 10 minutes.

-Grease a 13x9 inch baking pan.

-Divide the dough into 12-15 balls and place next to each other in the baking pan.

-Cover again with plastic wrap and allow to rise in that warm place for an additional one hour.

-Preheat your oven to 400 degrees.

-Bake your rolls for approximately 35 minutes or until until golden and the amazing aroma is wafting through your house.   SO GOOD!

-Brush with melted butter (optional, but why not?) and serve!