Mama Angela Vieras Sweetbread Portuguese Recipe

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Mama Angela Vieras Sweetbread Portuguese Recipe


  • 21 c. flour
  • 1/4 lb. baker’s yeast or 6 pkg. dry yeast
  • 4 c. sugar
  • 2 c. milk
  • 1 1/2 c. warm water
  • 1/2 lb. butter
  • 12 eggs
  • 1 tbsp. salt


  1. Be sure all ingredients are at room temperature
  2. In a bowl mix yeast with warm water, add a pinch of sugar
  3. Let stand, it should bubble in 15 to 20 minutes
  4. Sift flour and sugar into large bread pan, I let it sit in warm (not hot) oven while I do the other steps
  5. (This is to take the chill off
  6. ) 3
  7. Scald milk until tiny bubbles show on side of saucepan or a film forms
  8. Let cool
  9. Add butter
  10. Beat eggs in a mixer bowl
  11. When milk has cooled add milk to egg
  12. Add yeast
  13. Mix
  14. Make a well in flour and sugar mixture, to this add liquid mixture mixing with your hands
  15. Knead until dough has a life of its own
  16. Cover pan, let rise in warm place until double, 1 1/2 hours or so
  17. Make into loaves, placing in greased pans
  18. Let rise again another 1 1/2 hours or so
  19. When raised bake in 325 degree oven until done, depending on size of loaves, 35-45 minutes
  20. Watch, as browns fast
  21. If using bread hook mixer, use 1/3 of recipe
  22. Time of rising depends on warmth of day, I sometimes use 7 packages of dry yeast if it’s a very cold day
  23. Recipe does not work well with quick rise yeast

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