Sweet Bread

Recipe by Anna P.
READY IN: 3hrs 55mins
YIELD: 4 Breads




  • In measuring cup, dissolve 1 tsp. sugar in lukewarm water
  • sprinkle in yeast and let stand for 10 minutes, or until frothy.
  • In large bowl, beat eggs, salt and remaining 3/4 cup sugar for 2 minutes, or until foamy.
  • Stir yeast mixture vigorously with fork and stir into egg mixture.
  • Stir in milk and gradually beat in flour.
  • Turn dough onto lightly floured surface and knead for about 10 minutes, or until smooth and elastic.
  • Return dough to bowl and gradually add butter.
  • Continue kneading until all butter is blended into dough.
  • Place in lightly greased bowl, turning to grease all over.
  • Cover and let rise in draft-free place for 1 hour.
  • Punch down dough; turn out, divide into four portions and form each portion into a ball.
  • Knead each ball for 10 minutes, or until smooth and elastic.
  • Cover dough and set aside on well-floured board or counter top for 1 1/2 to 2 hours, or until dough looks slightly puffy and surface is crusty.
  • Place dough on well greased baking sheet or 9" round pans and bake in 325F oven for 25 minutes, or until golden on top.
  • Turn off heat and leave bread in oven for 10 minutes, or until browned all over.
  • Transfer to wire rack to cool.
  • Place 1 tsp. butter on each loaf and brush to coat top. Blot off excess with paper towels.
  • Makes four 9-inch breads.