Simple Portuguese Sweet-Bread Recipe

Recipe Category: Portuguese

Simple Portuguese Sweet-Bread Recipe

Ingredients

  • 5 lbs. flour
  • 4 1/2 c. sugar
  • 1 doz. eggs
  • 3 cubes butter
  • 3 c. milk
  • 1 tbsp. salt
  • 6 pkgs. yeast
  • Method

  • Dissolve yeast in 1/2 cup lukewarm water
  • Scald milk; pour slowly over beaten eggs
  • Add sugar and butter which have been creamed together
  • Can add 1 teaspoon of lemon extract to milk and egg mixture
  • Mix well
  • Cool until lukewarm
  • Sift flour into large pan with salt
  • Add above ingredients
  • Add yeast, milk, and egg mixture
  • Knead until smooth; dust hands with flour so dough will not stick to hands
  • Make a medium firm dough
  • Set aside in warm place
  • Cover with towel or blanket
  • Let rise for 5 to 6 hours
  • Work dough again and let rise for 1 1/2 to 2 hours
  • Bake loaves 35 minutes in 300 degree oven
  • Rolls take less time
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