Thursday, January 22, 2009

Hawaiian Bread


Here is a recipe for a fast and easy bread that I just can't seem to get enough of lately. I love it because it requires no kneading, I only dirty one bowl and one pan, and a half-recipe makes just enough for our family for dinner (plus one slice for me at breakfast the next morning). I can't remember where on earth I ever got this recipe from, but I did a search and found several similar recipes out there.

(scroll down for half AND full recipe)





Hawaiian Bread
(half-recipe: makes 4-6 servings)

1/3 c. pineapple juice
1 1/8 tsp yeast
1 1/2 c. flour
1/4 c. milk, warmed
1 egg, beaten
1/4 c. granulated sugar
2 Tablespoons butter, melted
1/4 tsp salt

Place pineapple juice into a small bowl and microwave until warm (about 100 degrees). Add yeast, stir and let sit for 5 minutes.

Meanwhile, warm the milk and melt the butter in the microwave. Combine, and add sugar. Set aside.

In the bowl of a stand mixer, pour juice and yeast mixture. Add 1/2 cup of flour and stir to combine. Add warm milk, eggs, sugar, melted butter and salt and stir to combine. Add the remaining 1 cup of flour and stir to combine. Dough will be very soft and sticky. Beat on medium-low speed for 2 minutes.

Scrape down the sides of the bowl and lightly spray with cooking spray. Cover with plastic wrap and let raise in a warm place for 1 hour.

Spray an 8-inch round cake pan with cooking spray and dust with a little flour. Pour dough into pan, cover and let raise for 45 minutes (or until doubled in size). With about 15 minutes left, preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Bake at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes until golden brown. Best if eaten warm from the oven!





Hawaiian Bread
(full recipe: makes 2, 8-in pans: 8-12 servings)

3/4 c. pineapple juice
2 1/4 tsp yeast
3 c. flour
1/2 c. milk, warmed
2 eggs, beaten
1/2 c. granulated sugar
4 Tablespoons butter, melted
1/2 tsp salt

Place pineapple juice into a small bowl and microwave until warm (about 100 degrees). Add yeast, stir and let sit for 5 minutes.

Meanwhile, warm the milk and melt the butter in the microwave. Combine, and add sugar. Set aside.

In the bowl of a stand mixer, pour juice and yeast mixture. Add 1 cup of flour and stir to combine. Add warm milk, eggs, sugar, melted butter and salt and stir to combine. Add the remaining 2 cups of flour and stir to combine. Dough will be very soft and sticky. Beat on medium-low speed for 2 minutes.

Scrape down the sides of the bowl and lightly spray with cooking spray. Cover with plastic wrap and let raise in a warm place for 1 hour.

Spray two 8-inch round cake pans with cooking spray and dust with a little flour. Pour dough into pan, cover and let raise for 45 minutes (or until doubled in size). With about 15 minutes left, preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Bake at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes until golden brown. Best if eaten warm from the oven!

9 comments:

Melissa said...

Mmmmm. . . .sounds yummy. I'll have to get some pineapple juice and try this.

cynthia said...

I printed this out and am making it TODAY!!

...Sheri said...

Hi ~ Suzie's SIL here...love the recipe!

Is that an apron in the green and black? It loos very cute. I know you're all bout the recipes, but I'd love to see it.

Maria said...

Oh wow, that sounds amazing! Definitly going to try it! thanks :-)

Through Thick and Thin said...

this looks wonderful. I can't wait to try it!

The Coolest Allen Family said...

I just made this last night. My family, especially my husband, loved it! Thanks so much!

Donna-FFW said...

This sounds awesome. I must try.. love the flavor combinations!! Love the photos also.

geegarland said...

I'm with Sheri...love the apron...you'll have to show a picture of it! Yummy recipe though.

Andy said...

It is an apron, and it's a cute one. I wish I could take credit for it, but my sister-in-law gave it to me for Christmas. Thank you again, Alie! I will post a photo of it though. I think I'll change my "about me" photo at the bottom of the page - so go and check there if you would like to see more of this adorable apron.