Hawaiian Bread or Rolls -

Hawaiian Bread or Rolls

Homemade Hawaiian Bread (also called Portugeuse Bread). Sweet fluffy bread or rolls just like the ones at the store. #hawaiianbread #homemadebread #thatrecipeblog


  • 1 1/2 cup pineapple juice
  • 2 packets Instant or Rapid Rise yeast approximately 2 tablespoons
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup butter melted
  • 3/4 cups sugar
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 6-7 cups all purpose flour


  1. Heat pineapple juice until very warm (120-130 degrees F), stir in yeast and set aside. 

  2. In a large bowl beat eggs with whisk attachment. Add melted butter, sugar, salt, ginger, vanilla and honey. When juice/yeast is foamy on top, add it to the egg mixture. Mix until blended.

  3. Add 3 cups of flour and mix until blended. Switch to dough hook and gradually add remaining flour a cup at a time. Dough will be soft and slightly sticky. If it is wet add more flour a little at a time. Knead dough for 5 minutes.
  4. Place dough into a greased bowl, cover with a towel and put in warm place to doubled in size (1 1/2 to 2 hours). 

  5. Punch down dough. Shape into rolls or loaves and place in greased pan. Let rise until almost doubled in size (about an hour). 

  6. Bake for 25-30 minutes at 350 degrees F.

Recipe Notes

Makes 3 loaves or 24 large rolls or 48 small rolls (the size sold in stores).