Portuguese Sweet Bread - Pao Doce

Recipe by Leahs Kitchen
READY IN: 4hrs 35mins
SERVES: 10-12
YIELD: 2 loaves




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