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Portuguese Sweet Bread Recipe

Updated on January 13, 2010

Portugese Sweet Bread Recipe

I am not Portuguese,but growing up in California without being influenced by this cultural group .is like growing up in Idaho without being influenced by the Basque culture...Impossible!!.

Portuguese Sweet Bread

This is a recipe for some good ole fashioned Portugese Sweet Bread.

2 pkg.dry yeast

1 cup scalded milk

1/2 cup butter,no substitute

4 eggs plus one egg yolk

1 egg white beaten

1/2 cup warm water

1 1/2 cup sugar

1/2 teaspoon salt

7-8 cups flour

1 teaspoon sugar

Dissolve yeast in water.Combine warm milk,1 1/2 cups sugar.butter and salt.

Add the eggs and egg yolk one at a timeand beat well after each addition.

Mix in yeast and water.

Gradually beat in 5 cups flour to mke a soft dough.Knead dough on a floured board while adding the remaining flour.Knead until smooth and elstic about 15 minutes.

Place dough into a greasesd bowl,cover lightly and let rise in a warm place for about two hours or until double in volume.Punch down.Divide dough into half shape into two flat cakes about 9 inches in diameter.

Place in greased 9 inch diameter baking pans.Cover lightly and let rise again until double in size.

Brush tops with beaten egg white and sprinkle each loaf with 1/2 teaspoon sugar.Bake at 350* for 30-40 minutes.Cool in pan for ten minutes before removing.

If you want a change of pace, form dough into 1 inch balls,place in greased pan and proceed.

ADD A PORTUGUESE SOUP TO THAT BREAD RECIPE...

3 POUNDS BEEF POT ROAST,1 INCH CUBES

2 STICKS LINGUISA,1/4' SLICES

3 BUNCHES KALE

6 INCH HEAD OF CABBAGE

2 TEAS.OLIVE OIL

3 MEDIUM ONIONS

6 LARGE POTATOES

2 CANS RED KIDNEY BEANS

4 BEEF BOUILLON CUBES

SALT AND PEPPER

1;HEAT OLIVE OIL AND BRAISE POT ROAST CHUNKS WELL.SLICE ONIONS AND LINGUISA SAUSAGE INTO 1/4 SLIICES.PEEL POTATOES,REMOVE STEMS FROM KALE AND DRAIN BEANS.CUT POTATOES,KALE AND CABBAGE INTO 1INCH PIECES.

WHEN BEEF IS WELL BRAISED,ADD LINGUISA TO PAN,COVER WITH WATER AND SIMMER UNTIL TENDER.

ADD REMAINING INGREDIENTS EXCEPT KALE,COVER WITH WATER,THEN ADD KALE.COVER PAN AND SIMMER UNTIL TENDER.  

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      Frank 8 years ago from Montana

      Me too puppascott

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      puppascott 8 years ago from Michigan (As far as you know...)

      I have a weaknes for breads. Just ask my belt. Thanks for the recipe.

    • C.Ferreira profile image

      C.Ferreira 9 years ago from Rutland, VT

      I am Portuguese, and I love sweet bread! I have never made it, but I will most certainly try this recipe. Thanks for this! I hope it is good.

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      eovery 9 years ago from MIddle of the Boondocks of Iowa

      I lived in Portugal for about 18 months, and I love the bread there.

      I am going to have to try this bread out.

      Thanks for hubbing it.

      Keep on Hubbing!

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