I have modified the original recipe a little bit.
While making these buns, I took out some of the dough and stuffed it with coconut +sugar +cardamon and some dry fruits, so that it tastes like coconut bun (thengai bun) for snack.
Here goes the recipe
|I suggest using this yeast for soft breads.|
|Proof the yeast.|
|Butter (melted), milk, pineapple juice, eggs, salt, sugar, vanilla|
|Add the flours , yeast solution, milk mixture to mixer|
|Mix at speed 2-3 with dough hook for 5 minutes|
|keep it covered with cling wrap and let the dough rise in mild warm place|
|The dough is risen after 1 hour|
|Divide it into small balls and place on baking tray|
|Cover with a wet clean towel coated with AP flour|
|For our pleasure, I baked a coconut bun using 2 dough balls|
|coconut stuffed Aloha bun|
|After 30 minutes, the buns would double in size (second rising)|
|Bake at 350 for 20- 25 min|
|Aloha bread is ready|
|Coconut stuffed Aloha bread is also ready !|
|hubby dear clicked this photo for me...this is the best picture ever...love the way he care for my simple joys too ☺|
|So the first piece goes to ....my hubby dear ☺|
|This is Xav's most favorite ☺|
|Coconut Aloha bread|
Bread flour / All purpose flour - 4 cups + 2 tbsp
Wheat gluten (optional) - 1 tbsp
pineapple juice - 1/2 cup
vanilla essence - 1 tsp
milk - 1/2 cup
egg - 2
Sugar - 1/3 cup
butter - 1/4 cup
salt - 1/2 tsp
for yeast proofing:
yeast - 1 sachet (1.5 tbsp)
sugar - 2 tbsp
water - 1/4 cup
Bring water to lukewarm temperature. Add sugar, salt, yeast mix well. Let it rise for 5 minutes. If it didn't rise in 5 minutes, then discard that solution and start again. Care should be taken in lukewarm temperature and freshness of yeast. That is the secret behind soft breads.
If using fresh pineapple (which I did), then crush it and make juice in a blender. I used 1/2 cup of pineapple pieces.
Add the yeast mixture, pineapple juice, egg, molten butter, milk, vanilla, salt, sugar in the bowl of stand mixer. Beat everything together (using a fork manually or beater).
Fix the dough hook to the mixer.
Add flour, gluten and knead at medium speed for 2 - 3 minutes. If needed add little flour or juice and knead again till the dough gets soft , little sticky at bottom. Add little butter and knead everything together to a ball. Switch off.
Cover the bowl using a cling wrap. Keep for 1 hour in warm place to double in volume.
Divide into small balls (20). Place on baking pan. Cover with damp clean towel. (Keep some towels for baking alone)
Let it rise for 30 min.
Preheat oven to 350 deg F.
Place the baking trays. Spray the oven with some water.
Bake for 15 - 25 min.
Check after 15 min and if needed bake for 5 more min.
Brush with butter and keep for 5 min to get a gorgeous top.
Sweet Aloha bread is ready !
Makes 24 buns.
We used it just like pav buns and it tastes delicious with pav bhaji.
Or serve as breakfast along with butter.