PAO DOCE - PORTUGUESE SWEET BREAD
Family Tested & Approved
Dissolve yeast in potato water. Stir in 3 Tbsp sugar, potatoes and ginger. Cover, let rise till it doubles in size.
Scald milk, add salt and cool to lukewarm.
In a small mixing bowl, use a mixer to beat eggs, gradually beat in 1 3/4 cup of sugar. Stir into yeast mixture.
Add butter and mix well. Stir in 2 cups of flour, then milk. Add 2 more cups of flour, beat for 5 minutes. Stir in enough flour to make a stiff dough.
Place on lightly floured surface, knead the remaining flour until the dough is smooth and elastic, about 8 to 10 minutes
Place in greased bowl, cover and let rise till double it's size.
Grease 4 - 9 x 5 x 3 loaf pans.
On a lightly flour surface divide the dough into 4 equal parts. Shape each dough into the loaf pans. Cover, let rise till doubled.
Preheat electric oven to 325 degrees. Bake for 45 minutes or until done.