Homemade Hawaiian Sweet Bread

May 10, 2012 at 3:54 pm (Recipes)

I found this recipe on line on a blog, www.kim-thislittlelifeofmine.blogspot.com.  I love King’s Hawaiian sweet bread.  It is the only bread I use in my bread pudding.  However, it is very expensive.  This bread, for a bread machine is unique, because, instead of eggs and sugar, it uses sweetened condensed milk!!  The blogger mentioned that her kids have egg allergies so this works perfectly!

Of course, I didn’t take a picture of it when it was freshly baked… it is half gone!

The recipe was easy — I just threw it in my bread machine, set it on the “sweet bread” setting and hit the button.  It is absolutely perfect!

Homemade Hawaiian Sweet Bread

  • 1 cup of water (use very very warm water)
  • 1/2 cup of sweetened condensed milk (about 1/2 a can)  The blog writer used fat-free, but, hey…
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • 1 tablespoon of butter (cut up into small cubes)
  • 3 1/3 cups of flour (I used all-purpose) The blog writer used 1 teaspoon of vital wheat gluten with the all-purpose flour, but hey…
  • 2 teaspoons of bread machine yeast

Put ingredients in bread machine in this order… water, butter, condensed milk, salt, flour and yeast.  Be sure to measure the flour exactly — spoon into the measuring cup and level with a knife so the flour isn’t compacted.  Set for “sweet” bread and hit the button.  Just check a few minutes into the cycle to make sure all of the flour is being incorporated.  If it isn’t, just swipe the sides with a spatula.  I found the recipe to be perfect — no additional water was needed!

The original blogger made hers into a braided bread.  For that (if you have more energy than I do 🙂  ), set the machine for the dough cycle. When complete, remove and separate into three sections.  Roll each out like snakes and mesh ends together.  Braid and press ends together.  Place in baking dish and allow to rise for 25-30 minutes.  Brush melted butter or egg white on the top over rising.  Bake at 350 for 30-45 minutes until the top is golden brown.

I will never make mine into braids.  Darling DannyO and I love this bread toasted!  I may just make this bread once a week!!

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