King's Hawaiian Bread Copycat for Bread Machine

King’s Hawaiian Bread Copycat for Bread Machine

This recipe makes a single 2-pound loaf.


3/4 cup pineapple juice (from heavy syrup, canned)*
1 egg
1/4 to 1/3 cup white granulated sugar (to taste)
1/3 cup plain yogurt
1/3 cup prepared mashed potatoes (from instant ok)
3/4 teaspoon table salt
1/4 teaspoon ground dried ginger
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon orange extract
1/4 teaspoon lemon extract
2 drops yellow food coloring (optional)
1 pkg bread machine or instant yeast (2 1/4 teaspoons)
4 Tablespoons Butter Flavored Crisco, softened
4 to 4 1/2 cups all-purpose flour


  1. In a mixing bowl, stir together the pineapple juice, egg, sugar, yogurt, mashed potatoes, salt, ginger, vanilla extract, orange extract, lemon extract, yellow food coloring (optional), and bread machine or instant yeast. Mix well. Add mixed ingredients to bread machine.

  2. Add Butter Flavored Crisco, in Tablespoon sized pieces, to the bread machine.

  3. Add 4 cups of all-purpose flour to the bread machine.

  4. Set the bread machine for Sweet Bread Cycle and 2 pound loaf, medium color crust. Press Start. (In sweet breads, the sugar robs moisture from the yeast and the bread takes longer to rise. If you don’t have a sweet bread cycle, use separate DOUGH and MANUAL BAKE cycles, allowing the bread to rise to the top of bread basket before baking. 1 or 2 hours or sometimes even longer.)

  5. After dough has mixed for a few minutes, add a little water or flour as needed to form a smooth ball of dough. It should be a smooth dough ball that holds its shape and not like a batter.

  6. When the bread is done, remove from machine and allow to cool before slicing.

*There is about 3/4 cup of liquid in a 20 oz can of Pineapple. Add a little water if necessary to make 3/4 cup. Save the Pineapple pieces for another use.

I don’t have a bread machine. Could you tell me how to convert this so as to make it manually? Thanks so much.

Thanks so much!