PAO DOCE - PORTUGUESE SWEET BREAD

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Jo Anne Sugimoto

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@sugarnspicetedibears

Here is the portuguese sweet bread to go with the Portuguese Bean Soup. Dunking sweet bread into your soup . . . ummm, it's another comfort food I would like to share.

Rating:
★★★★★ 6 votes
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Serves:
4 loaf pans

Ingredients

2 pkg
active dry yeast
1/2 c
warm potato water
3 Tbsp
sugar
1 c
mashed potatoes
1/8 tsp
ginger
1/2 c
milk
2 tsp
salt
6
eggs
1 3/4 c
sugar
1/2 c
butter, melted
8 to 10 c
flour

How to Make PAO DOCE - PORTUGUESE SWEET BREAD

Step-by-Step

  • 1Dissolve yeast in potato water. Stir in 3 Tbsp sugar, potatoes and ginger. Cover, let rise till it doubles in size.
  • 2Scald milk, add salt and cool to lukewarm.
  • 3In a small mixing bowl, use a mixer to beat eggs, gradually beat in 1 3/4 cup of sugar. Stir into yeast mixture.
  • 4Add 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.
  • 5Place on lightly floured surface, knead the remaining flour until the dough is smooth and elastic, about 8 to 10 minutes
  • 6Place in greased bowl, cover and let rise till double it's size.
  • 7Grease 4 - 9 x 5 x 3 loaf pans.
  • 8On a lightly flour surface divide the dough into 4 equal parts. Shape each dough into the loaf pans. Cover, let rise till doubled.
  • 9Preheat electric oven to 325 degrees. Bake for 45 minutes or until done.

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