Authentic Algarve Sweet-Bread Portuguese Recipe

Recipe Category: Portuguese

Authentic Algarve Sweet-Bread Portuguese Recipe

Ingredients

  • 2 pkgs. yeast
  • 1/4 c. water, 120 degrees
  • 1 c. milk
  • 1 c. sugar
  • 1/2 c. butter
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 6 c. flour
  • 3 eggs, well beaten
  • 1 egg, beaten (opt.)

Method

  1. Dissolve yeast in water
  2. Scald milk and add sugar, butter and salt
  3. Add 2 cups flour, beat until smooth
  4. Beat in 3 eggs and yeast
  5. Add remaining flour
  6. Knead 15 to 20 minutes
  7. Add more flour as needed
  8. Let rise until double
  9. Punch down and place in 2 greased pie plates
  10. Let rise until double
  11. Brush with beaten egg, if desired, and bake at 350 degrees for 20 to 25 minutes
  12. If you don’t brush with egg, brush with melted margarine after baking

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