Authentic Portuguese Sweet-Bread Recipe

Recipe Category: Portuguese

Authentic Portuguese Sweet-Bread Recipe


  • 1/4 c. flour
  • 1 1/2 pkgs. dry yeast
  • 1/4 c. milk (warm)
  • 1 1/2 c. sugar
  • 1 1/2 c. milk (warm)
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 6 eggs
  • 1 1/2 sticks margarine, melted


  1. Mix ingredients in small bowl and let stand until double in bulk
  2. 8 1/4 c
  3. All above ingredients should be at room temperature before making bread
  4. Add flour, salt in large bowl
  5. Mix eggs, sugar and milk together, then add to flour mix
  6. As you are kneading and mixing the dough with your hands, slowly add melted butter to dough mixture, wetting hands at the same time with butter to prevent dough from sticking
  7. Alternate kneading and adding melted butter until all the butter is gone
  8. Keep kneading until dough has air bubbles and feels elastic
  9. Lightly sprinkle flour over dough ball – cover bowl and let rise until double in bulk
  10. Punch down dough and let rise for a second time
  11. Then place dough into greased loaf pans
  12. Let rise again
  13. It takes approximately 3 to 4 hours to rise each time
  14. Brush tops with egg whites
  15. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes
  16. Makes 3 loaves

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