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Portuguese Sweet Bread - Pao Doce

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“I found this recipe when I was looking for recipes to be posted for ZWT5. It is from the New Betty Crocker International Cookbook. So soft and light!”
4hrs 35mins
2 loaves

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Dissolve yeast in warm water in a large bowl.
  2. Stir in milk, 3/4 cup sugar, 3 eggs, salt, margarine or butter, and 3 cups of flour.
  3. Beat until smooth.
  4. Stir in enough of the remaining flour to make the dough easy to handle.
  5. Knead dough on a lightly floured surface until smooth and elastic - about 5 minutes.
  6. Place in a greased bowl and let rise in a warm place until it is double in size - about 1 to 1 1/2 hours.
  7. Punch down dough and divide in half.
  8. Shape each half into a round slightly flat loaf.
  9. Place each loaf into a well greased round 9" x 1 1/2" pan.
  10. Cover and let rise until double (a/b an hour).
  11. Heat oven to 350°F.
  12. Beat 1 egg and brush over tops of loaves.
  13. Sprinkle with 1 teaspoon of sugar.
  14. Bake until loaves are golden brown, about 35-45 minutes.

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