Hawaiian Sweet Bread

Hawaiian Sweet Bread

1 pkg. yeast
1/4 cup warm water
1/2 cup milk, warm
1 egg, slightly beaten
1/4 cup soft butter
1 tsp. vanilla
1/2 cup pineapple juice (room temp.)
3 1/2 cups flour
1/3 cup plain mashed potato flakes
1/3 cup sugar
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. ground ginger

Dissolve yeast in water.  Stir in warm milk, egg, butter and vanilla.  Add 1 cup of flour and mix well.  Add warm pineapple juice, mixing well.  Mix in the potato flakes, sugar, salt, and ginger.  Add more flour until you have a soft dough.  Place on floured board and knead for about 5 minutes.  Return to the bowl that has been lightly oiled,  Cover and let raise until double.  Punch down and let raise again.  Turn oven on to 350.  Knead bread lightly and divide in half.  Cover dough and let rest 5 minutes.  Form into 2 round loaves, place on oiled cookie sheet and let rise until double in size.  Bake loaves 25-35 minutes or until light brown and hollow sounding when tapped.  Remove from cooking sheet and place on wire cooling rack.  lightly butter the loaves and let cool.

This recipe can be made in a bread machine.  Put dry yeast on the bottom of the mixing container.  Next add the flour and other dry ingredients.  Mix together the wet ingredients and add to the mixing container.  Turn the bread machine on manual and let it mix and raise the dough. Remove from bread machine before cooking cycle and divide in half.  Let rest and shape into two round loaves.  Follow the directions above for cooking.

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