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Taro Rolls Recipe

Hawaiian taro is more versatile today than just traditional poi. In the islands it's also made into chips (as in potato chips) and even flour which is then used to bake pancakes, or bread. Our Polynesian Cultural Center Ali'i Luau recipe calls for a delicious dinner roll form.

Yield: 1-1/2 doz.

Warm water (90 degrees), 1-1/3 cups
Egg, 1
Poi, 1 cup
Butter, softened, 1/2 cup
Purple Food Coloring, 1 tsp
Sugar, 1 cup
Flour, 2 lbs
Salt, 1/4 tsp
Yeast , 2-1/2 tsp

1. Using a table mixer
2. In a mixing bowl combine egg, butter, food coloring, poi and water
3. Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients.
4. Mix all ingredients on speed 2 with a dough hook; texture should be smooth
5. Remove from mixing bowl and place on flour table top; scale 3 oz. Dough and roll into ball size.
6. Line baking pan with aluminum foil and place roll taro balls 3x4
7. Set a sideto rise for 15-20 minutes
8. Bake 225 degrees for 20 minutes.

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