Royalty Hawaiian Bread
bread makes superb cheese & ham sandwiches)
makes 3 loaves or 24 large rolls
6-7 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 cup sugar
2 teaspoons salt
1/2 teaspoon ground
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 (1/4 ounce) envelopes yeast
butter (one stick) melted
Beat the eggs. Add the
pineapple juice, sugar, salt, ginger, vanilla, and butter.
Place 3 cups
of flour in a large bowl. Stir in the egg mixture until well-combined. Sprinkle
in the yeast, one packet at a time, and mix. Add the remaining 3 cups of flour
and mix in. If dough is sticky and difficult to handle, add more flour. Dough
should be slightly tacky, but not wet. Knead the dough for 5 minutes until it
forms a smooth ball. Place dough in a greased bowl and set aside to rise until
doubled in size (about 1 1/2 hours).
Punch dough down and either divide
into three equal parts for bread loaves or 24 balls for dinner rolls. Place in
greased loaf pans or shape into rolls.
Cover and place in a warm place to
rise until doubled in size. The secret to light and airy rolls is making sure
they've risen enough.... patience is a virtue, not too much of a problem if you
live in a warm climate.
Bake at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes or golden
brown, I like to brush with melted butter when I remove from the oven, gives a
nice shiny glaze.