Thursday, January 31, 2013

Obsessed with Hawaiian Rolls

We love Hawaiian rolls.  They are so versatile, useful to accompany with any meal, but in addition, they can be used for these amazing recipes!

Asian Bread Pudding:

8 egg yolks
3 whole eggs
16-18 Hawaiian rolls 
4 cups of half and half
1 cup of coconut milk
1 1/2 cups of sugar
1 1/2 tablespoons vanilla
dash of cinnamon if desired

1. Whisk in bowl yolks, eggs, sugar, vanilla, cinnamon to make the custard base
2. Dice into quarters Hawaiian rolls and let soak in custard bowl.  Place bottom halves in a baking dish or sheet pan that fits. Pour half of the custard mixture on top soaking bottom halves.
3. Put on top halves of croissants and pour over rest of the custard mixture. Let whole thing soak about 15 minutes.
4. Have oven preheated to 350 degrees
5. Place the dish/pan with the mixture on to a larger pan that is filled with about an inch of water. Creating a water bath. Cover pan on top with foil.
6. Bake for 45 minutes. Then take foil off.
7. Continue baking for another 45 minutes until done. Test by poking a toothpick in pudding.  If it comes out clean, then it is ready.
Hawaiian French Toast:

1/2 cup of milk or coconut milk
1 T sugar
1 tsp cinnamon
2 eggs
8 Hawaiian rolls cut in half

Mix the ingredients (except the rolls) in a bowl.  Cut the Hawaiian rolls in half, soak in mixture for about 20 seconds, then cook on medium until nice and french toasty brown.  Eat with syrup, whipped cream, and pineapple slices!


We love having sliders - mostly turkey sliders on Hawaiian rolls.  It also works great with hot dogs.  MMMmmmmmm how we love our Hawaiian rolls!

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