Portuguese Sweet Bread Recipe

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Portuguese Sweet Bread Recipe
Preparation Time 15 Minutes
Cooking Time 60 Minutes
Difficulty Average
Recipe Type Non Veg.
  • 4½ tsp Active Dry Yeast
  • ½ cup warm Potato Water
  • 1¾ cups (plus 3 tbsp) Sugar
  • 1 cup mashed Potatoes
  • 1/8 tsp Ginger
  • ½ cup scalded hot Milk
  • 2 tsp Salt
  • 6 Eggs
  • ½ cup Butter/Margarine (melted)
  • 8-10 cups Flour
How to make Portuguese Sweet Bread:
  • Combine yeast with warm potato water and stir to dissolve.
  • Mix in 3 tbsp sugar, potatoes, and ginger together in a medium bowl. Cover and let rise until double.
  • Add salt to the milk and cool until lukewarm.
  • Beat eggs, one by one, and then beat together with 1¾ cups sugar until well blended.
  • Add to the yeast mixture.
  • Combine butter, followed by milk and 2 cups flour. Mix thoroughly until completely integrated.
  • Add 2 more cups flour and beat for 5 minutes. Add more flour, until you get stiff dough.
  • Knead for about 8-10 minutes on a lightly floured board until dough is smooth and elastic.
  • Place in a buttered bowl, cover and let it rise until double.
  • Divide the dough into four parts. Shape each part into a loaf and place in buttered loaf pans.
  • Cover and let rise until doubled.
  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees F and bake for 45 minutes.
  • Remove and serve with stews or curries.