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Cheesy Pull Apart Bread

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A few weeks back we had Hawaiian Sweet  Bread and I had thrown the round loaf in the freezer, for future use. It came in handy the other night when I wanted to have some sorta bread to go with dinner. I took it out and let it thaw, THEN went CRAZY…well, my kinda crazy…… It turned out delicious, a new favorite recipe for sure! Hope you enjoy it too, this would work just as well with the Hawaiian Bread Loaf you can buy at the store!

* Use whatever cheeses and herbs your family likes, let me know what you come up with! Green onions would be good, pepper jack cheese, bacon……lots o’ possibilities!

* Sorry about the “sprinkle” and “dash” type measurements for this recipe, it is the kinda recipe that you just have to use as little or as much as your family likes, more of a “method” recipe….be creative and have fun!

Cheesy Pull Apart Bread 
1 loaf of Hawaiian Bread
1/4 c. melted butter
shredded cheese of choice, I used Monterey Jack
garlic powder
Italian Seasoning
Parmesan Cheese

Cut your bread lengthwise and widthwise, nearly to the bottom of the loaf ~ be sure to leave the bottom in tack or you will just have a bunch of bread cubes, which would be delicious croutons but not really be a bread loaf per say.  Pull the bread apart a bit to make room for the cheesy yumminess.

Drizzle with butter, then with cheese (I used about 1 1/2 c…..) and then sprinkle with garlic, Italian Seasoning and Parmesan.  Wrap up in foil, leaving some room in at the top so the cheese does not stick to the top of the foil. Heat in a 350* oven for about 20-25  minutes till heated through and cheese is melted. You may uncover near the end to brown with cheese a bit.

 Enjoy, I sure hope you do!

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Hawaiian Sweet Bread & Peanut Butter Ice Cream Topping (Ice Cream Series #4)

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I have always liked Hawaiian Sweet Bread, my kids really like it with ham for their lunches. So I thought, why not try to make it? I saw this recipe at allrecipes.com and it turned out GREAT.  I did the full batch and it yields one round loaf and 24 dinner roll size buns.

*One change that I made was that I skipped the ginger cause my spice cabinet was out of it, it was fine without, I may try it next time with it or a I may just leave it out every time. IF I do it differently another time I will update the post with my opinion!

* These ARE the rolls I have used to make “Mock White Castles“.

* Oh yeah, my loaf got a little dark. IT however was NOT dry! But DO head to the warning about covering it with foil if it browns to quickly……

Hawaiian Sweet Bread 
7 c. flour
3/4 c. instant mashed potato flakes
2/3 c. sugar
2 (.25 ounce) pkgs. active dry yeast
1 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. ground ginger (I did not have so I skipped)
1 c. milk
1/2 c. water
1/2 c. butter, softened
1 c. pineapple juice
3 eggs
2 tsp. vanilla extract
In a large mixing bowl, combine 3 cups flour, potato flakes, sugar, yeast, salt and ginger. In a small saucepan, heat the milk, water, butter and pineapple juice till warm. Add to dry ingredients; beat just until combines. Add eggs; beat until smooth. Beat in vanilla. Stir in enough remaining flour to form a soft dough.
Turn onto a floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic, about 6-8 minutes. Place in a greased bowl, turning once to grease the top. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 1-1/4 hours.
Punch dough down. Turn onto a lightly floured surface; divide into thirds. Shape each into a ball. Place in three greased 9-in. round baking pans. (Or divide into dinner rolls, each round ball should yield between 9-12 dinner rolls.) Cover and let rise until doubled, about 45 minutes.
Bake @ 375* for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown. Cover loosely with foil if top browns too quickly. Remove from pans to wire racks to cool.

Recipe from allrecipes.com.

Ice cream is fun, BUT ice cream WITH toppings is MUCH more fun! Here is a yum topping. It is delicious on a spoon warmed over ice cream or on a brownie. I found this recipe at Katrina’s Kitchen and we all enjoyed it.

* Silly me, I thought I had a picture of this over ice cream, but nope ~ just over a brownie,which was FANTASTIC by the way! BUT we also enjoyed it over ice cream and that is why I am including it in my “thought I had forgotten about it? Ice Cream Series!!”

* I did make just 2 SLIGHT changes, hardly worth mentioning, but I will ~ I upped the peanut butter to a heaping 1/2 c. and upped the vanilla to 1 tsp.

Enjoy!