Recipe by Chef Luvfood
Adapted from a delicious bread served at Disney's Polynesian Resort. Ohana means "family". The pineapple and coconut give it a truly tropical taste! I have found using the food processor makes the dough fool-proof, and I mix my yeast mixture in a large Pyrex measure so it is easier to pour into the processor.
- 1 3⁄4 cups warm water
- 1 egg yolk
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 4 1⁄2 cups bread flour
- 1⁄2 tablespoon salt
- 1⁄3 cup sugar, divided
- 1 (1/4 ounce) package dry yeast
- 1 (20 ounce) can crushed pineapple, drained
- 1 cup shredded coconut
- 1 cup sugar
- 2 tablespoons cornstarch
Directions See How It's Made
- Pineapple/Coconut Procedure.
- Combine drained pineapple and coconut in bowl.
- Combine 1 cup sugar and cornstarch in separate bowl and mix well.
- Add sugar and cornstarch mixture with pineapple/coconut mixture and mix well.
- Refrigerate for 1 hour.
- Bread Procedure.
- Mix water, 1 tbsp sugar (from 1/3 cup), and yeast in small bowl. Let proof for 5 minutes.
- Add egg yolk to yeast mixture.
- Put flour in food processor with bread blade.
- Add salt, butter, and remainder of sugar and process until incorporated.
- While processor is running, slowly add yeast mixture through shoot in top of processor. Process until a soft ball forms and then run processor for about 2 min longer.
- Transfer dough to bowl coated with cooking spray, cover with plastic wrap sprayed with cooking spray and let rise in warm area until it doubles in size. (about 1 hour).
- Roll dough out onto floured surface until it is a 2" thick rectangle.
- Spread the pineapple/coconut mixture over top of dough.
- Fold dough onto itself and cut into pieces with pizza cutter.
- Place pieces into greased 9 x 13 pan to cover.
- Cover pan with plastic wrap coated with cooking spray and let rise in warm place--about 1/2 way up pan.
- Bake at 325°F for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown.
- Let cool, cut and serve.