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Bread Addiction – Hawaiian Bread Rolls To Die For – Tested and PASSED #itsallaboutthebread

13 Nov

As you get to know us, you will realize just how much we like homemade bread. It all started with a recipe from my great grandmother about 20 years ago and has been in my veins ever since. In the past year, it has become a full blown addiction. My kids are now bread snobs. If my husband buys bread from the store, I am offended, so he doesn’t do it anymore. I will admit that I make bread a few times a week and sometimes daily, depending on what we have going on. What can I say? I have a problem, and my family enables me. ūüėČ

My oldest son loves Hawaiian Bread Rolls from the grocery store, so I have been on a quest for the last few months to perfect a recipe that will make him say, “That’s it!” I have been very close on many occasions; but it wasn’t until I tried the Hawaiian Bread Rolls recipe from Kimi Gaines¬†(we also included our recipe version below),¬†that I knew I may have found what I was looking for. This bread ended up being amazing…the color, the smell, the finished product…I promise, you will not be disappointed.

I did ignore the directions (what’s new) and threw everything in my bread maker, minus one cup of flour. Because there was so much flour, I had to help the ingredients get all mixed up just in the beginning. For me, this recipe made two pans (24 rolls), and the bread was better than it looks in the photos. It was heaven. My son’s reaction was, “I think you’ve got it!” My husband couldn’t stop eating long enough to let me know what he thought. He just kept nodding and saying, “mmmmm.”

Hawaiian Bread Rolls

JW Food and Design’s Hawaiian Rolls with Tips and Tricks

SOUTHERN RATING:¬†Low (Only one stick of butter and they are Hawaiian Rolls, so we really can’t lay any claim to them)
ADDICTIVE RATING: High (they store easy and smell is amazing)
SKILL LEVEL: Medium if you have never made bread before
HIGH ALTITUDE TEST RANKING: Bake at 375 degrees
RECIPE CLARIFICATION: Butter means BUTTER. If the container you are holding does not say BUTTER, it IS NOT BUTTER!
TIPS & TRICKS:¬†(1) These rolls brown up beautifully, so just make sure you don’t take them out of the oven too soon. (2) This is what I call a slow/late rise bread. I am not even sure if that is a term, but this bread seems to not do anything at all and then all at once at the end of the rise time, it seems to get to work and rises. (3) Once the dough is formed in the bread maker, I cover with a piece of saran wrap, so it doesn’t stick to the top of the bread maker during the rise.

If you are using a bread machine…Add to your bread machine in this order:¬†
1 cup of water
3 eggs
1 cup of pineapple juice
3/4 cup of white sugar
1/2 tsp ground ginger
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter melted
5 cups bread flour (reserve 2 cups to add at end if needed)
4 tsp instant rise active yeast

Place your bread machine on the DOUGH cycle and let it start mixing. All these ingredients will fill your bread machine to the top, so you may have to help the mix cycle along. This is a sticky dough, but add the reserved 2 cups of flour gradually if it is too sticky. When the mixing cycle is finished, you should have a nice soft dough.

If you are using a mixer…Add to your mixer in this order:
In a 1/2 cup of warm water add 4 tsp of instant rice active yeast – set aside.
Add to your mixing bowl:
1/2 cup of water
3 eggs
1 cup of pineapple juice
3/4 cup of white sugar
1/2 tsp ground ginger
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter melted
5 cups bread flour (reserve 2 cups to add at end if needed)

Mix briefly and add the yeast/water mixture. This is a sticky dough, but add the reserved 2 cups of flour gradually if it is too sticky. When the mixing cycle is finished, you should have a nice soft dough. Place in a warm spot in your kitchen or set your oven on its lowest setting and place the bowl with the dough in the oven and cover with a towel. Leave the oven open slightly. Let the dough double in size.

General Directions: When dough has double in size, pull out of the bread machine/bowl and punch down and knead for a few minutes. Form into rolls, bread or both and place in a sprayed/oiled pan. (I can usually get 24 rolls out of this amount of dough.) Cover with a dish towel.  Set your oven on its lowest setting and place the covered dough in the oven. Leave the oven open slightly. Let the dough double in size.

Once the dough has doubled, remove the dish towel and turn the oven to 350 degrees. Leave the rolls/bread in the oven to bake. Depending on your oven, the bread should be ready in 20-30 minutes. Serve warm with butter. Yummmm

Enjoy and let us know what you think. Big Hug…JW

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Spinach Salad with Fresh Strawberries and Bacon… #ItsWhatsForDinner

30 Oct

This is a wonderful fallback salad when you are not sure what to have for dinner. I used organic spinach leaves, freshly¬†cooked bacon and sliced strawberries. The finishing touch was a drizzle of Basil Olive Oil and Strawberry Balsamic Vinegar. So yummy with the salty and sweet flavors and gone in seconds. I did have to share a few times with the hubby, but I didn’t mind too much. Anytime I can get him to eat something other than a burger, I have won the battle!

Food is Love…Big Hug…W