When I saw this recipe for Hawaiian Bread at Dinner’s on Me, I knew I had to give it a try. The recipe looked simple, but it does require some time to make it. This bread was a nice change. It was sweet and had more of a cake like texture.
We ate it fresh and warm from the oven and with some butter. I think this bread would be best serve along side a bowl of soup. It was even delicious the next day. I just put a slice in the microwave for a 10 seconds to warm it slightly.
- PINEAPPLE JUICE
- GRANULATED SUGAR
- 3/4 cup pineapple juice (I drained a can of tidbits and got enough juice)
- 2 1/4 tsp yeast
- 3 cup flour
- 1/2 cup milk, warmed
- 2 eggs, beaten
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 4 Tbsp 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 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! (makes 2, 8-in pans: 8-12 servings)