Saturday, April 11, 2009

Hawaiian Sweet Bread

I absolutly LOVE Hawaiian sweet bread. Just a taste of sweetness, fluffy and light, that is the sweet bread that everyone loves. It is good just by its self, eaten in slices or even used for sandwiches. While still others swear it makes the best French toast. Lather with jelly and peanut butter or smeared with melted butter, which ever you prefer it is undeniably “Hawaiian Sweet Bread “is the favorite bread in the islands.

* 1/3 cup warm water (95-110 degrees)
* 2 pkg dry active yeast
1/3 cup evaporated milk
1 ¼ cups sugar, divided
4 cups flour
1/8 tsp ground nutmeg
1 tsp salt * ½ stick butter
3 eggs
* 1/2 tsp lemon extract
1/2 tsp vanilla extract


Mix 1/3 cup warm water, yeast and 1/4 cup of sugar; let stand 20 minutes.

Combine 1 cups of the sugar, nutmeg and salt; mix.
Melt butter in a sauce pan, once melted combine 1/3 cup of evaporated milk with beaten eggs lemon and vanilla extract and nutmeg.

Mix well.
Add to flour.

Knead dough for 6-8 minutes by hand. (I make bread by hand. If you use a bread machine follow manufacturer’s instructions.)
Let it rise for one hour (proofing), until double in size.

Gently punch down and form into individual rolls. Appx. 12
Let rise for another hour.

Bake at 300 for appx. 45 minutes, or until light golden crust forms and baked through.

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