What do you do when life isn’t going as planned? You bake bread! Or at least that’s what I do…and cakes and muffins and pies =). Throwing caution to the wind it’s carbs everywhere. Nevermind the fact that I’m going to be in a swimsuit all weekend. #YOLO
I debated what to name this bread because it doesn’t necessarily taste like King’s Hawaiian bread. It’s slightly sweet but has somewhat of a heartier texture than King’s Hawaiian bread. Whatever you call it, it’s delicious! It makes a great sandwich, but it’s perfect plain too and leftovers (if you have any!) would make amazing french toast or croutons. Enjoy!
Hawaiian Yeast Bread
3/4 cup orange or pineapple juice (warmed to ~110 degrees)
2 tbsp vegetable oil
2-1/2 tbsp honey
3/4 tsp salt
3 cups bread flour
2 tbsp dry milk
2-1/4 tsp active dry yeast
1. Dissolve yeast in warmed orange juice. Let sit about 5 minutes. Add egg, oil, and honey and stir to combine.
2. In bowl of stand mixer with dough hook, combine orange juice mixture, dry milk, bread flour, and salt. Knead on low speed for 4-5 minutes or until dough is smooth and elastic.
3. Place dough in greased bowl and cover with plastic wrap until double in size, about an hour. Punch dough down and turn out onto lightly floured surface. Shape dough into loaf and place in greased loaf pan. Cover again with plastic wrap and let rise until doubled in size, about an hour.
4. Remove plastic wrap and bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes or until golden brown. You can cover with aluminum foil if loaf starts to brown too quickly. Brush with butter and let cool in pan 5 minutes. Remove from pan and let cool completely (or almost) before slicing.