Projects & Recipes
We love us some good Hawaiian bread in this house. Macgyver could eat the company that makes Kings Hawaiian bread out of business. I figured I needed to come up with something for him, since the grocery store is out of the bread most of the time. After much digging and tweaking here is what I came up with. 100% Macgyver taste tested and approved!
What you will need:
2 (.25 ounce) envelopes active dry yeast
1/2 cup warm water (110 degrees F/45 degrees C)
1 cup pineapple juice
1/2 cup water
3/4 cup white sugar
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup butter, melted
6 cups all-purpose flour
Doing the deed:
In a small bowl, dissolve yeast in 1/2 cup warm water. Let stand until creamy, about 10 minutes. Now I know this sounds very strange but you’re going to have to just trust me on this one. In a large bowl, beat together the yeast mixture, eggs, pineapple juice, 1/2 cup water, sugar, ginger, vanilla, and melted butter. Gradually stir in flour until a stiff batter is formed. Cover with a damp cloth and let rise in a warm place for 1 hour.
Deflate the dough and turn it out onto a well floured surface. Divide the dough into three equal pieces and form into round loaves. Place the loaves into three lightly greased round cake pans. Cover the loaves with a damp cloth and let rise until doubled in volume, about 40 minutes. Meanwhile, preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Bake in preheated oven for 25 to 30 minutes, or until bottom of a loaf sounds hollow when tapped. Macgyver eats this bread with a spinach dip which is to die for. This recipes will make 3 large loaves and my container collection did help. I had a few saved pie tins from the store bought Kings bread. I promised to find him a bread recipe and I did. Happy Noshing!