I made this amazing bread this Sunday night for my family. I have to admit that it does take a bit more work than Bisquick biscuits, but if you have the time, it’s definitely worth it. It is the perfect mix of classic white bread with just the right touch of sweet.

Of course, the test of the bread was whether it passed my family’s test. It did. My boys each ate seconds of this bread. It’s safe to say that I will need to double the batch next time I make it for dinner.

Best Hawaiian Bread Ever

3 cups flour

1 large egg

1/2 teaspoon vanilla

1 cup pineapple juice

3 teaspoons yeast

1/4 cup flour

1-2 tablespoons butter

Pour 1 1/2 cups of flour into a large bowl. In a separate, microwave safe bowl, whisk together the large egg, vanilla and pineapple juice. Warm the juice mix in the microwave for 35-45 seconds. You want it warm but not hot, or it will kill the yeast.

Pour the juice mix on top of the flour in the bowl. Mix the flour and juice until well combined. Sprinkle the yeast on top of the dough and then stir again until the yeast is mixed in. Add the other 1 1/2 cups of flour to the dough and mix until combined.

Pour a damp towel on top of the dough mix and let it rise for 45 minutes. Knead the last 1/4 cup of flour into the dough and then plop it into a greased bread pan. Let the dough rise in for another 30 minutes.

Bake at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes. Rub the butter on the top of the bread right after it comes out of the oven.

Joy Larson is the mother of four boys, graduate of the University of Montana, animal lover and writer.