King's Hawaiian Bread and Rolls are a big favorite of Rock's. So I set out to come up with something as close to it as I could.
I use a Golden Egg Bread recipe for French Toast, (if you've never made French Toast with Egg Bread, you are really missing out). So I thought why can't I substitute Pineapple Juice for the water, add some Vanilla Extract and a little Ginger. It worked and made the most decadent French Toast.
I don't have a stand mixer, so I make 98% of all my bread by hand. This recipe was originally for a bread machine.
Golden Egg Bread ( http://www.tasteofhome.com/Recipes/Golden-Egg-Bread )
3/4 cup warm water (70-80*)
3 Tbsp sugar (I used Pure Cane Sugar)
3 Tbsp vegetable oil
2 extra large or jumbo eggs, beaten
1 1/2 tsp salt
3 1/4 - 3 1/2 cups bread flour (I used 3 1/4 cups)
2 1/4 tsp active dry yeast (1 envelope)
1 1/2 Tbsp Vital Wheat Gluten (this wasn't in the original recipe but helps with the rise at this altitude)
Proof the yeast in the warm water that you have dissolved the sugar in for 10 minutes. Add the oil and salt, then the beaten eggs. Start adding in the flour, a 1/2 cup at a time. Knead for about 8-10 minutes, then place in a well oiled bowl. Cover with plastic wrap and a hot wet dish towel and let rise 1 hour or double in size. Turn dough out onto lightly floured surface and form into a loaf. Place in a large greased loaf pan (9x5), cover again and let rise about 1 hour or about 1 inch or so above the rim of the pan. Pre heat oven to 375*. Bake on low rack for 30-35 minutes. I let it cool about 5 minutes then brush the top with melted butter. Turn out onto rack and cool completely.
King's Hawaiian Clone Bread
Use the Golden Egg Bread recipe above, substituting warm Pineapple Juice for the warm water, add 1/2 tsp Vanilla Extract and 1/8 tsp Ground Ginger (optional).
French Toast before the syrup! I made this for my Mother's Day Breakfast!!!!!
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