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Sweet Bread

Sweet Bread


This bread is dense and has a great colour, good with stews, meat dishes or with tea or coffee. I got this recipe from a portuguese cookbook. and love making it. Enjoy.

Cooking Time

Preparation Time : 210

Cook Time : 25

Total Time : 235


Serves 4

  • 1teaspoon granulated sugar, plus

  • 3⁄4 cup granulated sugar

  • 1⁄2 cup lukewarm water

  • 1package active dry yeast or 1 tablespoon active dry yeast

  • 6 eggs, room temperature

  • 1teaspoon salt

  • 1cup warm milk

  • 8cups all-purpose flour

  • 1⁄2 cup butter, melted and cooled

  • 4teaspoons butter


  • 01

    In measuring cup, dissolve 1 tsp. sugar in lukewarm water

  • 02

    sprinkle in yeast and let stand for 10 minutes, or until frothy.

  • 03

    In large bowl, beat eggs, salt and remaining 3/4 cup sugar for 2 minutes, or until foamy.

  • 04

    Stir yeast mixture vigorously with fork and stir into egg mixture.

  • 05

    Stir in milk and gradually beat in flour.

  • 06

    Turn dough onto lightly floured surface and knead for about 10 minutes, or until smooth and elastic.

  • 07

    Return dough to bowl and gradually add butter.

  • 08

    Continue kneading until all butter is blended into dough.

  • 09

    Place in lightly greased bowl, turning to grease all over.

  • 10

    Cover and let rise in draft-free place for 1 hour.

  • 11

    Punch down dough; turn out, divide into four portions and form each portion into a ball.

  • 12

    Knead each ball for 10 minutes, or until smooth and elastic.

  • 13

    Cover dough and set aside on well-floured board or counter top for 1 1/2 to 2 hours, or until dough looks slightly puffy and surface is crusty.

  • 14

    Place dough on well greased baking sheet or 9" round pans and bake in 325F oven for 25 minutes, or until golden on top.

  • 15

    Turn off heat and leave bread in oven for 10 minutes, or until browned all over.

  • 16

    Transfer to wire rack to cool.

  • 17

    Place 1 tsp. butter on each loaf and brush to coat top. Blot off excess with paper towels.

  • 18

    Makes four 9-inch breads.



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