Portuguese sweet bread was a traditional treat in my mother-in-law’s family for generations. Nowadays, you find it in ordinary grocery stores, but not yummy as this version. Thickly sliced, toasted, then spread with real butter is a little bit of heaven. Mace, which is the outer covering of a nutmeg, is the ingredient that gives it a distinctive taste. It is also the dominant spice in old-fashioned plain doughnuts.
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- 1Dissolve butter, sugar, and salt in 1 cup hot milk. Cool to luke-warm. Combine with dissolved yeast.
- 2Add 5 cups of the flour. Cover and set aside this sponge overnight.
- 3In the morning, cut down. Shape into two round loaves.
- 4Grease 8" cake pans and place loaves into them, Let rise another hour.
- 5Bake at 350 degrees for one hour. Cool 5 minutes, then turn out on a rack, brush with melted butter and cover with a towel while cooling.
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Nutritional Facts for Oak Bluffs Massa Sovada
Serving Size: 1 (124 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 12
- Amount Per Serving
- % Daily Value
- Calories 378.8
- Calories from Fat 112
- Total Fat 12.5 g
- Saturated Fat 7.1 g
- Cholesterol 98.7 mg
- Sodium 393.5 mg
- Total Carbohydrate 57.7 g
- Dietary Fiber 1.5 g
- Sugars 16.9 g
- Protein 8.4 g