Lelo's Hawaiian Sweet Bread

 

Many years ago a Hawaiian friend of my mother gave her this recipe. I love the sweet bread that is famous in Hawaii and buy it often, but this was the first time that I have ever made it myself. My mother listed her ingredients but gave no directions on method or technique. So, I used her ingredient list and trial and error...I made this recipe 4 times before I got it. Actually # 5 produced the roll that I wanted...yeasty sweet, tender and tasteful. Leftovers can be reheated or I sliced a roll very thinly and toasted it to pair with a dip or cheese.

What you will need

1 1/2 tablespoons dry yeast

1/4 cup warm water to dissolve yeast

3 cups flour (bread flour or all purpose)

1/2 teaspoon salt

2 eggs

1/2 cup warm milk (not hot)

3 tablespoons butter, melted

1/2 cup white sugar plus 1 tablespoon

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