Ho Yin Bread Recipe

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Ho Yin bread is a unique Chinese bread recipe.  One of the things that makes it unique is the fact that China is not a traditional bread culture.  Most of the starches in China fall in the category of rice or noodles.  Yeast breads are rare but this one was made especially for children.  What makes it appealing to kids are the orange, brown sugar and Chinese Five Spice Powder flavor notes.

Cashews are also a primary ingredient and chopped cashews are incorporated into the dough and you have the option of topping the loaf with whole or halved cashews after the kneading cycle and before the rising cycle begins.  Lightly embedding the cashews into the kneaded dough will help to keep them in place after the baking cycle is concluded.  It makes for a great dessert bread spread with jam, jelly or butter and can be served on the side with any meal.

INGREDIENTS:
 1 1⁄4 cups water at 110 degrees Fahrenheit or 43 degrees Celsius lukewarm
 3 ½ cups of all-purpose flour
 1⁄4 cup brown sugar
 1 1⁄2 teaspoons salt
 1tablespoon butter at room temperature
 1 1⁄2 teaspoons Chinese Five Spice Powder
 1⁄3 cup cashews chopped
 1 1⁄2 teaspoons orange extract
 2 teaspoons of bread machine yeast or active dry yeast
 2 tablespoons of cashews reserved for topping (optional)
DIRECTIONS:
1

Combine all ingredients in the bread pan of your machine in the order indicated in the ingredients while reserving the 2 tablespoons of cashews for topping.

2

Select the White Bread setting for a 1.5-pound loaf and medium crust.

3

Check the progress of the kneading process. If the dough appears too wet, add a tablespoon of flour at a time until a dough ball forms. If the dough appears too dry, add a tablespoon of water at a time until a dough ball forms.

4

When the kneading process is complete and before the bread goes into the rising cycle, top with the reserved two tablespoons of whole and halved cashews.

5

When done, let the bread rest in the bread pan for 10 minutes and then carefully remove, slice and serve.

Ingredients

INGREDIENTS:
 1 1⁄4 cups water at 110 degrees Fahrenheit or 43 degrees Celsius lukewarm
 3 ½ cups of all-purpose flour
 1⁄4 cup brown sugar
 1 1⁄2 teaspoons salt
 1tablespoon butter at room temperature
 1 1⁄2 teaspoons Chinese Five Spice Powder
 1⁄3 cup cashews chopped
 1 1⁄2 teaspoons orange extract
 2 teaspoons of bread machine yeast or active dry yeast
 2 tablespoons of cashews reserved for topping (optional)

Directions

DIRECTIONS:
1

Combine all ingredients in the bread pan of your machine in the order indicated in the ingredients while reserving the 2 tablespoons of cashews for topping.

2

Select the White Bread setting for a 1.5-pound loaf and medium crust.

3

Check the progress of the kneading process. If the dough appears too wet, add a tablespoon of flour at a time until a dough ball forms. If the dough appears too dry, add a tablespoon of water at a time until a dough ball forms.

4

When the kneading process is complete and before the bread goes into the rising cycle, top with the reserved two tablespoons of whole and halved cashews.

5

When done, let the bread rest in the bread pan for 10 minutes and then carefully remove, slice and serve.

Ho Yin Bread Recipe

Steve Nubie

Steve Nubie has been writing professionally for 38 years. He is a Chef and has traveled across Asia and Europe studying language, culture and cuisine. He instructs culinary classes in the Culinary School at the College of DuPage in Glen Ellyn, Illinois and has written extensively on cuisine, cooking, diet and nutrition. He is a published author of 10 books including a cookbook and continues to write on subjects related to culinary trends.

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