On our first proper night at Disney, a group of us went to a restaurant called ‘Ohanas in the Hawaiian themed Polynesian Resort. As part of the buffet, the starter was something called Pineapple Bread and was absolutely amazing! I was thinking about it the other day and decided to trawl the internet for a recipe and, as they say, the rest is history. It didn’t turn out quite as well as what I had tasted at Disney back in the summer, but it was incredibly scrumptious so I thought I’d share an English version of recipe with you all.
Ingredients for Pineapple Bread
For Coconut Mixture
120g of Crushed Pineapple
80g of Coconut
200g of Sugar
2tbsp of Cornflour
412ml of Water
1 Egg Yolk
2tbsp of Butter
590g of Strong White Bread Flour
1/2 tsp of Salt
75g of Sugar
1tbsp of Instant Yeast
1. Mix the coconut and pineapple in one bowl and the sugar and cornflour together in another.
2. Combine the two then pop in the fridge for an hour.
3. Put all the bread ingredients together in the order they are in above. The original recipe says to use a bread hook but I don’t have one so I just used my hands until the mixture all came together and became dough and one big ball.
4. Let the dough rise until it’s double in size. I only left mine about 40 minutes which really wasn’t long enough but I was being impatient and wanted to try the pineapple bread ASAP!
5. Once risen, you need to roll out the dough so it’s about two inches thick in total.
6. Spread the pineapple mixture of the bread and then fold over. I actually folded it several times to make sure the sweetness went all the way through the bread.
7. Put it in a greased cake pan. I had to spread it over a rectangular cake tin and an oven tray as I hadn’t got one that was big enough. If you put it on a flat tin, I would cut the bread into 4 x 2 inch pieces.
8. Put in a 45 degree oven until the dough rises by a few cm.
9. Turn the oven up to 165 degrees and bake until golden on top. Mine took around 40 minutes.
10. Take out, let to cool and enjoy!
I hope you liked this recipe, I found it wonderful. I think I might try it again but using coconut milk or possibly blending the pineapple mixture before putting onto the dough first so that it’s a lot more smooth. If you use this recipe, please let me know how yours went!