Companies will take any opportunity to issue a press release. In the case of Kingâ€™s Hawaiian Bread, the occasion is the turning of the seasons. Sounds like a good excuse as any. Especially because they included a couple of recipes in their press release. Ham, cheese, spinach, eggs, syrup, vanilla, cinnamon, and of course, bread. Yum.
Celebrate Springtime with Brunch Recipes from Kingâ€™s Hawaiian
Kingâ€™s Hawaiian Bread Adds the â€œAloha Spiritâ€ to Spring Brunch
TORRANCE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Spring is here, which means it is the perfect weather to gather family and friends for a weekend brunch. To help hosts plan a delectable meal for their group, Kingâ€™s Hawaiian, the family-owned company best known for its line of Original Recipe Hawaiian Sweet Bread, is sharing two of its most beloved recipes.
While Kingâ€™s Hawaiian bread and rolls are the perfect side to any meal, especially the Original Hawaiian Sweet Rolls during Easter dinner, they also can serve as a delicious ingredient in brunch dishes. The irresistibly soft, sweet Hawaiian bread, which is authentically crafted in the true spirit of the Islands, gives every meal a subtle touch of sweetness that guests will love.
The Kingâ€™s Hawaiian Original Recipe French Toast recipe is a favorite in many families. For a spring brunch, try topping it off with some fresh, seasonal berries that are available now. If a large group is expected, try the Ham and Swiss Florentine Bake recipe. The sweet and savory dish features fresh eggs, ham and spinach paired with the sweetness of Kingâ€™s Hawaiian Bread. Both of these dishes will have guests vying for seconds.
Other delicious ways Kingâ€™s Hawaiian Bread can bring the Aloha spirit to brunch meals include:
* Serving a spinach dip in a hollowed out Kingâ€™s Hawaiian Round Bread
* Keeping the kids happy with bite-sized sandwiches made with Kingâ€™s Hawaiian Rolls and topped off with deli meat
* Incorporating eggs from the Easter holiday and whipping together egg salad sandwiches that can be made with Kingâ€™s Hawaiian Snacker Rolls or Sandwich Rolls
Original Recipe French Toast
* 4 (1-inch) thick slices King’s HawaiianÂ® Original Hawaiian Sweet Round Bread
* 4 large eggs
* 1/2 cup milk
* 1/2 tsp. vanilla
* 1/4 tsp. cinnamon
* Butter or oil for frying
* Maple syrup
1. Slice bread crosswise so that each slice is about 1-inch thick. Cut larger slices into halves or thirds, if desired. Set aside.
2. In a shallow mixing bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk, vanilla and cinnamon.
3. Quickly dip slices (do not soak) in egg mixture and cook until golden brown on both sides.
4. Keep egg mixture stirred and spices well blended.
5. Sprinkle with powdered sugar and serve with warm maple syrup.
Ham and Swiss Florentine Bake
* 1 (16 oz.) loaf King’s HawaiianÂ® Original Hawaiian Sweet Round Sweet Bread, cut into 1-inch cubes
* 2 Tbsp. vegetable oil
* 2 medium onions, chopped (1 cup)
* 1 lb. ham, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
* 5 large eggs
* 4 cups milk
* 1 tsp. salt
* 1/4 tsp. nutmeg
* 1 (6 oz.) package baby spinach
* 12 oz. shredded Swiss cheese (3 cups)
1. Bake bread cubes on baking sheet with a lip in preheated 200Â° F oven for 30 minutes stirring once.
2. Meanwhile, heat oil in skillet, sautÃ© onions on medium heat 15 minutes, add ham. Continue to cook until onions are well browned.
3. Whisk together eggs, milk and seasonings.
4. Place half of dried cubes into greased 9x13x2-inch pan.
5. Top with half of spinach, meat mixture, egg mixture then cheese. Repeat.
6. Cover with foil and refrigerate overnight.
7. Bake covered in a preheated 325Â° F oven for 55 minutes.
8. Remove foil and bake another 10-15 minutes, or until knife comes out clean when inserted in center.
9. Let sit 10 minutes before serving.
Check out these and other family favorite recipes on the Kingâ€™s Hawaiian Bakery website at kingshawaiian.com/recipes.
About Kingâ€™s Hawaiian
Founded more than 60 years ago in Hilo, Hawaii by Robert Taira, Kingâ€™s Hawaiian Bakery continues to be well known as a family-owned producer of irresistible, original recipe foods made with Aloha spirit. After introducing their delicious sweet bread to the mainland, the Taira family opened the popular Kingâ€™s Hawaiian Restaurant & Bakery in Torrance, Calif. in 1988 and launched quick-service restaurant concept, The Local Place, in 2002. In addition to operating a dynamic 150,000 square-foot bakery facility, the company continues to expand its distribution of bread products into stores nationwide with an appreciation for quality ingredients and great taste. For more information, visit the companyâ€™s website at kingshawaiian.com, become a Kingâ€™s Hawaiian fan on Facebook or follow Kingâ€™s Hawaiian on Twitter.