Hawaiian Bubble Bread

Recipe by Julesong
READY IN: 4hrs




  • In 1 cup of warm water, dissolve the sugar and yeast and let stand for 5 minutes.
  • In a blender, combine the banana, 1/2 cup of the pineapple-orange-banana juice concentrate, honey, and butter, and blend until smooth. Set aside.
  • Get dry measuring cups and lightly spoon 2 cups bread flour into them, then level with a knife. In a large bowl, stir together the measured flour and the salt, then add the yeast mixture and the blended banana mixture and stir well to combine. Measure out another level 2 1/4 cups bread flour into the measuring cups and stir it into the mixture to form a soft dough.
  • Lightly flour a counter or board and turn out the dough onto it. Knead until the dough is smooth and elastic, about 8 minutes. Add, 1 tablespoon at a time, enough of the remaining flour to keep the dough from sticking to your hands while kneading.
  • Coat a large bowl with cooking spray and place the kneaded dough in it, turning the dough to coat the top with the spray. Cover bowl with a light cloth and let dough rise in a warm place (about 85 degrees F and free from drafts) for about 1 1/2 hours or until the dough has doubled in size.
  • When it has doubled, punch the dough down and turn it out onto a lightly floured surface and let it rest for 5 minutes.
  • Coat a 10-inch tube pan with cooking spray.
  • Pull away pieces of dough and form them into balls about 1 1/2 inches in size, which will make about 30 balls. Layer the dough balls in the prepared tube pan and set aside.
  • In a bowl combine the coconut cream (cream of coconut) and 2 tablespoons of pineapple-orange-banana juice concentrate, stirring well. Pour 3 tablespoons of the mixture over the dough in the tube pan, and set aside the remaining amount of juice mixture.
  • Cover dough in tube pan with a light cloth and let rise for 1 1/2 hours or until doubled in size.
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Remove cloth from dough and bake in preheated oven for 30 minutes or until it sounds hollow when you tap it.
  • Remove pan from oven and let the bread cool in the pan for 20 minutes. Remove bread (which should still be somewhat warm) from pan and place on a wire rack.
  • Stir the powdered sugar into the remaining juice mixture and drizzle it over the top of the warm bread.
  • Makes 18 servings. Cut the bread into slices or let folks pull apart the bubbles. :).