Hawaiian Sweet Bread


1 pkg. active dry yeast
1/2 cup plus 1 tbsp. warm water, divided
1 cup milk
1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 tsp. salt
7 to 8 cups all-purpose flour, divided
5 eggs, divided

  1. Dissolve yeast in 1/2 cup warm water; set aside.

  2. In a saucepan, combine milk, butter, sugars and salt; heat until warm, approximately 110º. Remove from heat, place in a large mixing bowl and blend in yeast mixture. Stir in 5 cups of flour and mix well.

  3. Lightly beat 4 eggs and add to dough; mixture will be sticky. Set aside to let rise until double in bulk.

  4. Knead dough, adding enough remaining flour until dough is elastic and no longer sticky. Form into 2 round loaves and place in greased pie or round cake pans. Let rise again until double in bulk.

  5. Combine remaining egg and one tbsp. of water; beat well and brush over risen loaves. Bake at 350º for 40 to 50 minutes. Yield: 2 loaves.