Portuguese Sweet-Bread 11 Recipe

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Portuguese Sweet-Bread 11 Recipe


  • 5 lb. flour (4 Roses or Robin Hood yellow bag)
  • 2 1/2 lbs. sugar
  • 15 eggs
  • 1 qt. milk
  • 1 lemon, skin
  • 2 sticks margarine
  • 1/2 c. oil
  • 1 tsp. salt (level)
  • 1 c. flaky mashed potatoes
  • 1 pocket yeast


  1. In large pot put together milk, the skin of lemon, butter, oil and salt
  2. Bring to a boil
  3. Let cool and remove the skin of lemon
  4. In a small pan make the mashed potatoes, leaving it very hard
  5. Add 2 eggs, 2 tablespoons sugar that you took from original amounts
  6. Aside make yeast (yeast, a drop of warm water and 1 teaspoon sugar)
  7. When it rises (about 2 minutes) add it to the mashed potatoes
  8. Let it stand for 1/2 hour to rise
  9. In a large pan put the flour, make a hole in the middle and put there the rest of the eggs, the mashed potatoes and the milk, still lightly warm
  10. Mix all ingredients in the hole and then work the flour into the egg mixture
  11. Make the dough and let it rise
  12. Cut in loaves, put them in small pans, greased and floured
  13. Let them rise again for 4 hours
  14. Bake for 1 hour at 350 degrees
  15. After 10 to 15 minutes cover with aluminum foil

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