Hawaiian taro (poi) flour and purple food coloring are used to create these unique rolls.


Recipe Summary

15 mins
20 mins
25 mins
1 hr
18 rolls


Original recipe yields 18 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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  • Combine water, poi, butter, egg, yeast, and purple food coloring in the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the dough hook. Let stand until yeast softens and forms a creamy foam, about 5 minutes. Add sugar and salt.

  • Mix on low speed, adding flour gradually, until dough comes together and texture is smooth.

  • Turn dough out onto a floured work surface. Divide into 18 pieces; shape into rolls.

  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil.

  • Place rolls on the prepared baking sheet. Cover and let rise until doubled, about 20 minutes.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until bottoms start to brown, about 20 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

210 calories; protein 3.5g 7% DV; carbohydrates 36.2g 12% DV; fat 5.7g 9% DV; cholesterol 23.9mg 8% DV; sodium 75.5mg 3% DV. Full Nutrition

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I think the flour measurement is wrong. Four cups was absolutely not enough. I added more than a cup but I feel like that was not enough. I think it should be closer to 6 cups of flour. Other than that the rolls are delicious! My daughter especially loves that they re purple. I don t live where I can just buy poi so I made my own in a Blendtec using taro and water. Read More