Portuguese Five-Egg Bread
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4 cwhole milk
31/4 ounce envelopes active dry yeast
5 lball-purpose flour, divided
1zest from 1 lemon
1 largeegg, beaten with 1 t water, for glaze
How to Make Portuguese Five-Egg Bread
- Combine the milk, salt, and lard in a saucepan and bring it to a boil, then set aside off of the heat.
- Combine the yeast, 1 cup of the flour, and 1/2 cup of warm water in a bowl and then set aside.
- In a big bowl, combine the eggs, sugar and lemon zest, whisking thoroughly. Add the milk mixture, yeast mixture and remaining flour and combine thoroughly. Set aside to rise, kneading 6 times every half hour. The bread takes 6 hours to rise.
- Grease 5 round loaf pans with butter or lard. Divide the batter among the pans (pans should be half full). press the dough evenly into the pan and let it rise again until it reaches the top of the pan.
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
Brush the tops of the loaves with beaten egg and bake for about 1 hour, or until golden brown.
- NOTE: If you choose to add the five eggs for decoration, place an egg on top of each loaf during the final rising.