Thursday, September 29, 2011

GF King's Hawaiian Bread

Dinner Rolls Sized Hawaiian Bread
  I have been visiting my favorite bread baking site Better Batter again.  
I just can't help myself.  
I had to try their recipe for GF King's Hawaiian Bread. 
 It was delicious!


3 cups Better Batter Flour

2 eggs* 
(* or 2 Ener-G Egg replacer made according to package)

1 cup pineapple juice

1 cup water
3/4 cup sugar
1/4 tsp ginger
1/2 tsp vanilla
1 package yeast
4 Tbsp margarine, melted*
(*or dairy free margarine)


In the bowl of your electric mixer, beat the eggs.
(If using an egg replacer, add it to the ingredients below.)
Add pineapple juice, water, sugar, ginger, vanilla and melted margarine.
Add flour to egg mixture and stir until well mixed.
Sprinkle in yeast, mixing well.
Beat on high speed for 3 minutes.
Leave batter in bowl and cover with cloth and place in warm place. Let rise 30 minutes. Remove from bowl very gently and place in well greased round cake pan. Cover and place in warm place and let rise about 45 minutes to 1 hour.
Bake at 350 degrees 25 to 30 minutes.
Let cool completely before removing from pan.

If you want to make rolls:

In your stand mixer bowl, add pineapple juice, water, sugar, ginger, vanilla, melted dairy free margarine, and egg replacer.

Add flour to mixture and blend until just mixed.

Add in yeast.  

Beat on high speed for 3 minutes.

Scoop dough with scant 1/2 cupfuls and place in a lightly greased rectangular pan.  If you want smaller rolls you could use scant 1/4 cupfuls.  I lightly sprayed my measuring cup before I scooped the dough and the dough slid out of the cup.

Cover the dough with a towel or loosely fitting plastic wrap.  
Place in a warm place free of drafts for one hour.

Remove the covering and bake at 350 degrees for 30-35 minutes. 
 I covered mine with aluminum foil for the first fifteen minutes and uncovered it for the last fifteen.  
My oven likes to over brown my breads.  

Let cool completely. 
Then rip a piece off and enjoy!


  1. This looks delicious! Was it moist and soft like gluten kings Hawaiian bread?

  2. oh that looks so fabulous!!!

  3. It was soft and moist! It was really scrumptious. On the Better Batter Website they also have a version called Sweet Hawaiian Bread if you are allergic to pineapple juice.

  4. How is the Gluten free? Plain flour has gluten.

  5. Sorry about that, it is Better Batter Flour.

  6. I made the recipe exactly as stated. The 'dough' was the consistency of pancake batter and didn't 'form'. I went ahead and added more flour, but should have added more yeast as well. Perhaps? Now they look like the picture, but are not rising. Any advice? My daughter LOVES Hawaiian rolls, but hasn't had them in over a year due to her gluten and dairy intolerance.

  7. Hello Emsmommy! Well first off I want to tell you I am not a food scientist, so I don't know specifically what is going wrong.

    So, if I was you in your kitchen this is what I would try... first, check to make sure you used Better Batter Flour. I only say that because as you can see from the above comment, I accidentally typed plain flour first. So, it could be all my fault :)

    Next, I would check my yeast and make sure it was not beyond expiration date. You mentioned needing to add yeast, that depends on how much more flour you actually added as to whether you need more. You could use a full 1 Tbsp of yeast and it would be enough even if you added a little more flour.

    Just a side note while I am thinking about it, I scoop my flour into the measuring cups. As for rising, if I had made this recipe twice and I still couldn't get the recipe to work, I would start by proofing my yeast. In your mixer bowl, place 1/4 cup of warm water 110˚F-115˚F. Let it sit for 5 minutes. Have all your dry ingredients mixed together, and mix together your remaining water, pineapple juice, oil and egg replacer or egg( slightly beaten). Alternate add flour mixture with water mixture until all has been added. Then beat on high for three minutes. Proceed from there scooping out the rolls, etc.

    And by the way if you still had pancake batter consistency, add the extra flour but add 1 Tbsp of yeast.

    If none of the above work, contact Better Batter directly, Namoi is awesome. I have spoken to her directly on the phone and her company will answer any questions you have. You can post your question directly under her Sweet Hawaiian bread recipe, but tell her tried this recipe (because it is hers) but that you don't see it listed any more in her recipe index. They will be able to help you.

    Hope that wasn't too long and was some sort of help.