Have I told you all just how much I love Hawaiian bread? I do!! Not only is it simply delish, but it has very warm memories attached to it for me. I got the recipe from an amazing older lady who was one of the friendliest people I knew while we were in Greenville. She was such an enormous blessing to me!! I think of her often when I make “her” bread. She was amazing and of course made it the old fashioned way while I cheat and let the bread machine do all the mixing and kneading. After I had Qade and was struggling with baby blues and packing our apartment to move, and nursing issues, and sleep deprivation, this lady was an angel of mercy for me. I can’t remember the number of times that she ‘stopped by’ with some of her amazing bread or some fresh strawberries from the farmer’s market in those few weeks after Qade was born. I’ll never forget her kindness and often think back to that experience when people I know are having babies and try to pass it on to them.
Anyway, I’m making some bread today and it got me thinking again of Mrs. Nutz. I’ll put the recipe on here, since I’m not sure I’ve done it before. If you bake bread at all, you really need to try this! It’s like no bread you’ve ever had and will completely spoil all that store bought stuff forever. 😉 If that’s not incentive to try it, I don’t know what is! 🙂 I thought that Stuart would have a hard time switching from store bread to homemade when I first got the bread maker, but after tasting this stuff he said (more than once) that he NEVER wants to go back! Ha ha!! Today will be my first trial run since our oven came home, so I’m anxious to see how it turns out. Also I ditched my dollar store bread pans after the black bread incident, and splurged on some sturdy glass ones, and this will be the first time using those. They are larger than the others, so I only got 3 of them. I think it’ll work out fine with the amount of dough that this recipe makes. That’s the thing, this does make a LOT of dough, so if you’re using a machine, like me, you need to be sure it can handle this much. Some of them are smaller, so you’d need to probably half the recipe for one of those. If you do decide to do it by hand it won’t matter. Ha!
So here you go, from Mrs. Nutz, via me, King’s Hawaiian Bread:
You’ll have to put the ingredients in the way your bread maker suggests. This is what I do.
6 c. flour (I usually do 4 AP and 2 Whole wheat)
3/4 c. sugar
1/2 t. ginger
1/2 c. margarine (I used butter one time and it was a dismal failure, if you do use butter be sure to really soften it first)
3 eggs (recipe calls for beating them, but I just chuck em’ in)
1 t. vanilla
1 c. pineapple juice
1 c. water
2 pkg yeast. (I use bulk yeast from Costco so I put in about 4 t.)
I always do it on dough mode and then shape loaves and let them rise before baking them in the oven. So they rise for about 45 min then bake at 350* for 20-30 min. Makes 3 9×5 loaves or 4 8×4 loaves.
Let me know if you try it and what you think of the bread. 🙂 You can also use the dough to make delish clover rolls by putting 3 small balls of dough in each cup of a muffin tin. Bake and brush with melted butter after baking. YUMMERS!!