Portuguese Sweet Bread

READY IN: 3hrs 40mins
Recipe by Lyn HW

massa

Top Review by MelissaEbb

This recipe was tasty and easy to make. The bread is a bit denser than a traditional sweetbread but still very good. I have a few tips for the novice bread maker. After you kneed the ingredients in the bowl kneed and stretch the dough on a floured counter for several minutes. I also allowed my dough to rise for a total of 5.5 hours ( 4 hours in the bowl and an additional 1.5 hours after forming loaves)

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 12 cup water
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 12 cups sugar
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 (1/4 ounce) packages yeast
  • 12 cup butter
  • 6 eggs, one for brushing on massa before baking
  • 8 -9 cups flour

Directions

  1. Sprinkle yeast into 1/2 cup warm water and let activate.
  2. Combine all ingredients and knead well.
  3. Cover with a dry towel and let rise until doubled.
  4. Divide into 3 round loaves and placed in greased round cake pans.
  5. Let rise, brush tops with beaten egg and bake at 350F degrees 30-40 minutes .

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