Thinking of my brother who lives on the Big Island of Hawaii…This is a good bread the kids like. Hawaiian sweet bread is already tasty but when you add butter and cheese to it, it is really good. I have provided two recipes using this yummy bread; one with Swiss cheese and red onions and the other with cheddar cheese, bacon and ranch dressing mix.
Dec. 5, 2012 – I just discovered that King’s Hawaiian bread had it’s beginnings in 1950 in Hilo, a small town on the Big Island. Go online and check them out… never thought about this fantastic sweet bread beginning in Hawaii – just thought it was a name. Honestly, I never did look at the wrapper!
Hawaiian Swiss Cheese Bread With Red Onions
- 1 round loaf (l lb.) Hawaiian sweet bread
- 8 oz. Swiss cheese (I bet Gruyere would be good too)
- 3 slices, red onion, chopped (optional)
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted
- 2 garlic cloves (or less), minced
- 1/2-1 tsp. salt
Cut the bread diagonally into 1-inch slices to within an inch of the bottom. Repeat cuts in opposite direction. Cube swiss cheese into small pieces and insert into slots in the bread. Combine the onion, butter, garlic and salt; spoon over the bread.
Wrap loaf in foil. Bake at 350°F for 25 to 30 minutes or until cheese is melted. This bread is best served warm. How easy is that…
Hawaiian Cheddar Cheese Bread With Bacon
- 1 round loaf of Hawaiian Sweet Bread
- 2 cups cheddar cheese, shredded
- 1/2 cup (or more) cooked bacon, torn in small pieces
- 1/2 cup butter, melted
- 1 tbsp. dry ranch dressing mix (or more)
Cut the bread as above and place the cheese in small slots; then add the bacon pieces. Combine the ranch dressing mix with the butter and pour over the bread. Wrap in foil and bake at 350°F for 25 to 30 minutes.