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

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  • 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

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

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