Hawaiian Honey Bread
An easy way to make the bread that is so popular in supermarkets. It's an excellent bread to serve for breakfast, and makes delicious French toast.
Yield: 1 large round loaf
Ingredients
  • 4¼ cups bread flour
  • 2 packets (1/4oz, 7g) or 4½ tsp Red Star Active Dry Yeast
  • ⅓ cup nonfat dry milk
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ½ cup pineapple juice
  • ½ cup water
  • ⅓ cup shortening or butter
  • ¼ cup honey
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 drop yellow food coloring, if desired
  • 1 egg + 1 Tbsp water for egg wash
Instructions
  1. In large mixer bowl, combine 2¼ cups flour, yeast, dry milk and salt; whisk well to blend.

  2. In saucepan, heat pineapple juice, ½ cup water, shortening (or butter) and honey until warm (120-130°F; shortening/butter does not need to melt). Add to flour mixture.

  3. Add 2 eggs and food coloring to flour mixture.

  4. Blend at low speed until moistened; beat 3 minutes at medium speed. By hand, gradually stir in enough remaining flour to make a soft dough. Knead on floured surface until smooth and elastic. Place in greased bowl, turning to grease top. Cover; let rise in warm place until double, about 15-30 minutes.

  5. Punch down dough. On lightly floured surface, shape into a round loaf. Place in greased 9 or 10-inch round pie pan. Cover; let rise in warm place about 15-30 minutes.

  6. Preheat oven to 375ºF

  7. Whisk together 1 egg and 1 tablespoon water; brush loaf. Bake for 35 to 40 minutes until golden brown. Remove from pan; cool on wire rack.

  8. Red Star recipe. Photo by Cooking with Books.
 

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