Emeril Lagasse's Portuguese Sweet Bread

Recipe by LifeIsGood
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READY IN: 7hrs
YIELD: 5 loaves
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Combine the milk, salt and lard in a saucepan and bring to a boil. Set aside.
  • In a small bowl combine the yeast, 1 cup of the flour, and 1/2 cup warm water and set aside.
  • In a large bowl, with a whisk, combine the eggs, sugar and lemon zest and mix thoroughly.
  • Add the milk mixture, yeast mixture and remaining flour and thoroughly combine.
  • Set aside to rise, kneading 6 times every half hour.
  • The bread will take 6 hours to rise.
  • Prepare 5 round loaf pans with butter or lard.
  • Divide the batter among the pans - each pan should be half full.
  • Press the dough evenly in the pan and let it rise again until it reaches the top of the pan.
  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Brush the loaves with beaten egg.
  • Bake for about 1 hour, until golden brown.
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