Family Favorites...Hawaiian Sweet Bread

I have seen recipes for  Hawaiian Sweet Bread before, and for sale in the grocery, but hadn’t tried it.  This recipe is from the "The Taste of Home Baking Book ", and makes three loaves, enough for gifts.  I made one loaf with an egg wash and a little coarse sugar on top – my son and grandson took it home with them - and the others plain.  Slightly sweet, it’s good plain or toasted, and freezes well.

Hawaiian Sweet Bread
  7 1/2   Cups  Flour, All-purpose
     3/4   Cup  Potato Flakes
     2/3   Cup  Sugar
  4          Teaspoons  Instant Yeast -- 2 packages
  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          Large  Eggs
  2          Teaspoons  Vanilla Extract
In a large mixer bowl, combine 3 cups flour, potato flakes, sugar, yeast, salt and ginger.  In a saucepan, heat the milk, water, butter and pineapple juice to 120°-130°.  Add to dry ingredients; beat just until moistened.  Beat in eggs until smooth.  Beat in vanilla.  Stir in enough remaining flour to form a soft dough.  Change to dough hook and knead 6 minutes or knead by hand 5-8 minutes.
Cover, let rest in warm place about 10 minutes.
Punch dough down.  Turn onto a lightly floured surface, divide into thirds, about 1 1/2 pounds each.  Shape each into a ball.  Place in three well-greased 9" round baking pans.  Press down into a 6-7" circle.  Cover, let rise until doubled, 20-25 minutes.
Bake at 375° for 25-30 minutes or until golden brown.  Cover loosely with foil if top browns too quickly.  Remove from pans to wire racks to cool.
  "Three 9" Round Pans"


  1. Thanks for this recipe. I'd like to make these when we have a group here. My family would enjoy them.

    1. Thanks Rhonda...I know they will like this recipe.

  2. Hello Sue, I just found you a few months ago and have made several of your recipes, all of them so very good! This one sure looks like a keeper. Thank you for all your hard work, Patti from Illinois

    1. Glad you like the'll like this one too!


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