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Portuguese Sweet Bread I

Portuguese Sweet Bread I

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Jennifer Houde

This recipe is for the bread machine. It is similar to homemade grandmother's sweet bread.

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  • Calories:
  • 179 kcal
  • 9%
  • Fat:
  • 3.2 g
  • 5%
  • Carbs:
  • 31.7g
  • 10%
  • Protein:
  • 5.6 g
  • 11%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 19 mg
  • 6%
  • Sodium:
  • 181 mg
  • 7%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet


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Great tasting bread and texture. I don't use a bread machine since I don't think the texture comes out as nice as oven baking. For people without machines, this recipe couldn't be simpler. Warm the milk and add the sugar and the yeast. Stir and let sit for about 15 min. to proof (the yeast will foam). If it doesn't foam, your milk probably wasn't warm enough. Then add the foamy yeast mixture to the rest of the ingredients and mix. This dough is easy to mix by hand so you really don't need the KitchenAid. The dough will be sticky. So after mixing, cover and let it sit in the bowl to rise 1-2 hours. Punch down and let rise again or form into rolls at this time. Super quick and easy. If you want a sweeter, richer bread, increase sugar to 1/2 cup and add one extra egg yolk. If makikng one large loaf, bake for about 30-35 min. at 375.


I have made this with skim milk, whole milk, and half and half, it comes out tasty every time. I tried egg nog once and it was disgusting. I use butter instead of margarine. The first few hundred loaves I made I used Red Star bread machine yeast and the results were better than with regular yeast. The difference is a bigger fluffier loaf of bread. I used Mediterrainian sea salt a few times but it seemed to make no difference. I have made this with cold egg and milk and it comes out the same as having the ingredients at room temperature. The loaf comes out big and my biggest problem was storage of a gargantuan loaf of bread. A couple of things worked out. First, you can slice it up and put it in a couple of zip lock bags. Second, you can store it in a Renolyd's oven cooking bag. This bread makes excellent toast(oh,yes), French toast, stuffing, sandwiches, and bread crumbs. It has a sweet flavor. It is addicting, so be careful!


This bread is awesome. I'm kind of picky, I hate the way bread machine bread comes out. So I add the ingredients and set it to the dough cycle. Then I put the dough in my loaf pan and bake at 350° for 20 minutes, turning half way through. It comes out absolutely gorgeous. It is wonderful toasted. My boyfriend loves it. I no longer buy loaves of bread from the store, I simply bake this bread on the weekends. Thanks for the awesome recipe!