Recipe by Rita~
We enjoyed this sweet white bread when we visited Fort Lauderdale. I never had this and one bite I couldn’t stop eating it! You can serve with honey butter. This is a sweet bread. The bread we enjoyed was not dense. The Bimini (meaning "two islands") islands, consisting of North, South and East Bimini and Cay Sal Bank, are part of the Bahamian island chain, located south of Florida in the Caribbean. With research and what I had in my pantry this is what I created.I must say it is quite close to what we had in Florida a restaurant named Aruba. Use of the coconut does not bring it's flavor but tenderness.
- 1 1⁄2 teaspoons yeast (Bread Machine Yeast)
- 4 1⁄2 cups unbleached flour (plus extra for adjusting)
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄4 cup nonfat dry milk powder
- 1⁄3 cup sugar
- 1 cup warm milk or 1 cup coconut milk
- 3 tablespoons honey
- 2 tablespoons butter, softened
- 1⁄3 cup vegetable oil or 1⁄2 cup coconut oil, softened
- 3 eggs
- 2 tablespoons shredded coconut flakes, organic unsweetened (optional)
- 4 tablespoons melted butter
- 4 tablespoons honey
- 1 -3 tablespoon sifted confectioners' sugar
Directions See How It's Made
- Place ingredients in ABM according to your machines directions.
- Set on dough cycle.
- Let mix when all come together do adjust flour or milk if needed. But be careful not to add to much flour for it will produce a dense bread.
- When dough cycle is complete, dough should be approximately doubled in size, remove dough, punch down and place in oiled baking pans. 1 Pullman pan, which is quite large or two bread pans as I used.
- Place dough in oiled pans cover with plastic wrap and let raise 45 - 60 minutes till double the size.
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Score each loaf and bake for 35 minutes.
- Mix the butter and honey together and spread 1/4 of it on the hot bread.
- Sprinkle with powdered sugar.
- Serve at table whole for guests to rip apart while hot and top with remaining butter mixture.