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Ho Yin Bread Recipe

Yields1 Serving

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.

 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)

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.


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


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.


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.


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