Print Options

 
 
 Print

Hawaiian Sweet Bread Recipe

The mother of a high school friend would make 13 of these lightly sweet loaves at a time! I make this bread year-round, but my family insists it's a "must" for the holidays.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + rising Bake: 20 min. + cooling YIELD:36 servings

Ingredients

  • 7 to 7-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup mashed potato flakes
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 2 packages (1/4 ounce each) active dry yeast
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup pineapple juice
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Directions

  • 1. In a large bowl, combine 3 cups flour, potato flakes, sugar, yeast, salt and ginger. In a small saucepan, heat the milk, water,
  • 2. butter and pineapple juice to 120°-130°. Add to dry ingredients; beat just until moistened. Add eggs; beat until smooth. Beat in vanilla. Stir in enough remaining flour to form a soft dough.
  • 3. Turn onto a floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic, about 6-8 minutes. Place in a greased bowl, turning once to grease the top. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 1-1/4 hours.
  • 4. Punch dough down. Turn onto a lightly floured surface; divide into thirds. Shape each into a ball. Place in three greased 9-in. round baking pans. Cover and let rise until doubled, about 45 minutes.
  • 5. Bake at 375° for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown. Cover loosely with foil if top browns too quickly. Remove from pans to wire racks to cool. Yield: 3 loaves (12 wedges each).

Nutritional Facts

1 wedge equals 146 calories, 3 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 25 mg cholesterol, 103 mg sodium, 25 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 4 g protein.