Saturday, February 9, 2013

Hawaiian Sweet Bread

This was one of Daughter's school projects for an elective called Home Life.  We thought it would be fun to share it with you here!

I was supposed to make pumpkin pie, with a real pumpkin, but I really don't like pumpkin pie.  We do grow pumpkins and use them to make pies, muffins and bread, I just like Hawaiian Bread better.  I had it at my Grandma and Grandpa's house and it is good.  We found a recipe online for it.  Hawaiian Bread  We asked my teacher and she said it would be OK to change the activity.  We made a half recipe, and it still made two loaves.

First we gathered the ingredients.  The recipe uses 3 eggs, so we used one regular egg and one mini egg from our mini chickens. 

I read the recipe and put dry ingredients into the mixer bowl.

There is some flour, sugar, ginger, yeast, salt, and some vanilla sugar (because we make our own vanilla extract and it isn't ready yet).  We also added some gluten, because at our high altitude, it helps prevent the bread caving in and looking terrible.

 I mixed all the dry ingredients together.

Next I broke the eggs into a measuring cup.  Sometimes they are hard to crack!

We had to warm the water, milk, butter and pineapple juice.  We used the microwave.

Then we put the bowl on the mixer and added the milk/butter mixture.  I added the eggs.

I added more flour until the dough started making a ball in the mixer.

Just a little more....

You have to knead the dough by hand until it's just right.

Next, put it in an oily bowl and flip it over.

Cover it with plastic wrap and put it in a warm spot to rise.  Then you have to wait, so I took my LEAP Math test.  :)

Punching the dough is fun.  It got big!

I took half the dough, made it flat, then rolled it to make a loaf.  Mom did the other one. 

Once the dough was in the pan, I put a special Baker's Mark on it, so I would know which one was mine.

The loaves had to rise again, and then we baked them in the oven.  This is my loaf!  See the dark line across the top?  It got SO BIG that it touched the top shelf in the oven.  Oops!

 When we got home from swimming, Mom cut some bread for me.  I asked for peanut butter.

The first taste is....

....good!  Thumbs up!

It's not exactly the same as the bread at Grandma and Grandpa's, but it is good.  I worked hard and made good bread.  The end.


Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing Olivia,it looks delicious. I may try it but may need some help. I'll come here and ask you!
God bless,

Laura said...

Thanks, Miss Helen! You can try the link to the recipe and then you can print it out and make some Hawaiian sweet bread. I remember the slippers you made me. They are nice! XOXO, Olivia.

Cathy said...

Olivia, you are such a beautiful young woman! You seem to share your mother's talents and fondness for baking. I am so proud of you!

Anonymous said...

Oooh---Olivia, you have done an excellent job! Yum!

Laura, I'd like to share the link to this post at the bottom of one of my bread posts that I did in January, just to give people somewhere to go afterward to learn something new. This tutorial would be an awesome addition to one of those posts--would you mind? Let me know how you feel about that. :)

~Kristi@Let This Mind Be in You

Laura said...

Olivia says thank-you to Ms. Cathy and Ms. Kristi, and we would be happy to have your share our bread on your blog, Kristi! I have to say, Olivia did it mostly herself (I helped with the oven and other hot parts), so I think your readers will find it a fairly straightforward, easy loaf to make! :)

Anonymous said...

Thanks Olivia and Laura! I will link up to your post within the next few days! I've got a busy couple days but will get to it asap!

Kristi@Let This Mind Be in You


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