Hawaiian Sweet Bread
Making homemade bread is a wonderful experience. The fragrance of homemade bread can create a homey feeling in your house that you simply cannot recreate by buying store-bought breads.
Baking bread is a wonderful way to show someone you care. The bread can be served to guests or even offered as a gift to people for the holidays.
When it comes to making bread, you have a number of different choices for the type of bread you bake and the taste that you want to achieve. One delicious option is Hawaiian sweet bread. Making Hawaiian sweet bread doesn`t have to be difficult and you`ll be delighted with a melt-in-your-mouth finished product.
What is Hawaiian Sweet Bread?
Hawaiian sweet bread is a light and delicious bread. As the name indicates, it is a bread that has a sweet flavor although it is not overly sweet or sugary. Hawaiian sweet bread can be served on its own as part of a meal or as a dessert. It can also be used to create delicious French toast, where a little bit of sweetness goes a long way. Because of its sweet flavor, most people don`t use Hawaiian sweet bread when making sandwiches with lunch meats, although you could certainly use it to make a peanut butter and jelly or other sandwiches where a bit of sweetness might be appropriate.
How to Make Hawaiian Sweet Bread
The easiest way to make Hawaiian sweet bread is to make use of a bread machine. A bread machine essentially does all of the work for you as far as kneading and rising the dough. All you need to do is add the ingredients. Bread machines are often inexpensive and you may be able to purchase them secondhand, since many people will buy bread machines and then end up not using them as often as they had hoped.
Once you have a bread machine, it may come with a book of recipes that contains Hawaiian sweet bread. You may also be able to find one of many online recipes. One example of such a recipe is as follows:
Hawaiian Sweet Bread
One cup of warm water
Five tablespoons of white sugar
Three cups of flour (use all purpose, not bread flour)
ž of a tablespoon of salt
Two tablespoons each of dried milk powder and potato flakes
One tablespoon of active dry yeast (this makes the bread rise)
ź tablespoon each of vanilla and lemon extract (to add sweetness)
Four tablespoons of margarine
All of the ingredients can then be added to your bread machine where they are mixed according to the instructions that came with your bread machine. The loaf can then be created in a 9×5 inch pan where it should rise until it doubles in size. Finally, it can be cooked in a preheated oven set to 350 degrees for approximately 30 minutes. Remember, when making bread, your quantities should be exact so the proportions are correct.
If you are not able to make Hawaiian sweet bread yourself, professionals with catering equipment may be able to create it for you, or you can purchase a store-bought loaf.