Sunday, October 05, 2014
Pinterest Sunday--Aloha Bread
Pinterest is one of my biggest addictions and internet time sucks. Oh, I do so love my pinterest. As of right now, I have 60 public boards and 2 private one.
LOL....yes Siree Bob I do.
I have a tendency to pin and pin and pin. My boards grow and grow and grow. Yikes!
I am trying to weed some things out. So, every Sunday I am going to try to do one thing that I have pinned. I'll either keep it or delete it!
I started with Aloha Bread. I found the recipe over at Lovefoodies.
1 Package Yeast
1/4 C Warm Water
1/2 Pineapple Juice
1/3 C White Sugar
1/2 tsp Vanilla
1/4 C Butter melted (real butter...always real butter)
4 C Flour
1/4 tsp salt
In a small bowl, dissolve yeast in your warm water. Let is sit for several minutes until it is bubbly. If it does not bubble, your yeast is no good. (This is where I veer from the recipe. When I proof yeast, I always add at least 1 Tbl of sugar. The yeast will eat the sugar and really do so much better. The additional tablespoon of water is not included in the recipe.)
In your mixer bowl, beat the yeast mixture, eggs, pineapple juice, 1/4 C water, sugar, vanilla and melted butter (mine was not melted but soft....it mixed up just fine.) When mixed, gradually add in your salt and flour. Mix slowly and let it all incorporate. I change my beater to the dough hook and let it run for several minutes until your dough is pretty and soft. You can choose to knead it by hand if you want. I just wanted to avoid the mess. :)
Cover and let stand for an hour. Oh my, I have a thing for pretty yeasty dough....
Bake for 15-20 minutes. (mine took 20) Brush with melted butter when you take them out.
I got the idea that these were going to taste like Hawaiian Bread. I guess I thought that because of the name and the pineapple juice. They didn't straight out of the oven. Cause...I might have slathered them in butter and ate some while they were still hot. Like smoking.
I tried them again when cool. (Well of course I did!) They were actually better cold. They are very soft and slightly sweet. The recipe is a keeper. It is also a really good bread recipe for someone who has never made bread! It comes together really well without too much fuss or muss.
...do I have butter on my chin?