"This is a very old recipe for Portuguese sweet bread. The dough for this egg bread is prepared the night before, left to rise overnight, and then baked the following morning in round cake pans." — Pat
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2 (0.6 ounce) cakes
compressed fresh yeast
warm water (110 degrees F/45 degrees C)
3 1/2 cups
1 1/4 tablespoons
I printed this recipe about a year ago, and today I was reprinting it and noticed a change. There is an error in the recipe, probably a technical mistake the website made. The original, correct version calls for 20 (that's right, twenty)cups of all-purpose flour--not 13. And also divide the dough into 4 loaves, not 2. This recipe is truly delicious if made correctly. I tried to find an email address for allrecipes to have them fix this mistake but there is none.
I found with this recipe that you did not need four cups of milk. This error ended up with me adding more flour to make the dough more elastic.I tried baking it anyway and to no evail it was a very heavy solid bread, not the type of sweet bread I was looking for. Any suggestions Pat
We have changed this recipe to more accurately reflect it's original submission. There had been an error in the amount of flour. It does state the yield in the original as 2 loaves, but could easily make 4.
This is one of the best tasting breads I have ever baked. It's moist and has good quality texture. Preparation of the dough the evening before the baking process is actually a time saver.
Thanks be to Pat for sharing.
I changed it a little. I added 4 more egg yolks to make it more yellow and an extra half cup of sugar. it comes out pretty dense and much more authentic this way. Not exactly heart healthy but surely YUMMY!
Tastes just like my mothers recipe that my great grandmother from the Azores passed down to her!! Great
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Portuguese Sweet Bread III
Serving Size: 1/24 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 24
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 97
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The crust is crunchy and the center is moist. What’s not to love?
Mmm, delicious homemade bread just like grandma used to make.