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Hawaiian Sweet Bread  
A type of bread that originated in Hawaii in the late 1950s, developed specifically by the Taira family of Hilo, who named the bread, “King’s Hawaiian® Sweet Bread." The recipe was inspired by a type of Portuguese sweet bread that was often supplied to sailors who preferred it during their lengthy ocean voyages. Hawaiian sweet bread is prepared with a white flour dough sweetened with sugar and enriched with eggs, butter, and milk. It is most often shaped into a round loaf. The bread has a soft, moist crumb and irresistible sweet flavor and is perfect as a snack bread or as a bread to accompany any main meal.