Sourdough Hawaiian Bread

Sourdough Hawaiian Bread

Preparation Time: 20 minutes Resting Time: 12-24 hours (sourdough fermentation) Baking Time: 30-40 minutes Yield: 1 loaf


For the Sourdough Starter:

  • 1 cup active sourdough starter
  • 1/2 cup warm water
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour

For the Dough:

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup pineapple juice, room temperature
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup diced pineapple (fresh or canned, well-drained)


Prepare the Sourdough Starter:

  1. Feed the Starter:
    • In a mixing bowl, combine 1 cup of active sourdough starter with 1/2 cup warm water and 1 cup of all-purpose flour. Mix well, cover, and let it ferment at room temperature for 4-6 hours or until it becomes bubbly and active.

Prepare the Dough:

  1. Combine Ingredients:
    • In a large mixing bowl, combine the fed sourdough starter, 3 cups of all-purpose flour, pineapple juice, melted butter, honey, egg, and salt. Mix until a dough forms.
  2. Knead the Dough:
    • Transfer the dough to a floured surface and knead for about 8-10 minutes until it becomes smooth and elastic.
  3. Incorporate Pineapple:
    • Gently fold in the diced pineapple until evenly distributed throughout the dough.
  4. First Rise:
    • Place the dough in a lightly oiled bowl, cover it with a damp cloth, and let it rise at room temperature for 6-12 hours or until it doubles in size.
  5. Shape the Loaf:
    • Once risen, gently punch down the dough and shape it into a round or oval loaf. Place it in a greased and floured loaf pan.
  6. Second Rise:
    • Cover the pan with a damp cloth and let the dough rise for another 1-2 hours until it reaches the top of the pan.
  7. Preheat Oven:
    • Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C) during the last 30 minutes of the second rise.
  8. Bake:
    • Bake the bread in the preheated oven for 30-40 minutes or until the top is golden brown, and the loaf sounds hollow when tapped on the bottom.
  9. Cool:
    • Allow the bread to cool in the pan for 10 minutes before transferring it to a wire rack to cool completely.
  10. Slice and Enjoy:
    • Once the bread has cooled, slice it and enjoy your homemade Sourdough Hawaiian Bread. It’s perfect for sandwiches or toasted with butter.

Note: The fermentation times can vary based on the temperature and activity of your sourdough starter. Adjust accordingly.

Enjoy the tropical flavors of pineapple and the tanginess of sourdough in this delightful Hawaiian bread!

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