This section contains our sweet bread recipes.
Portuguese Sweet Bread
1/2 C. warm water, for yeast
1 T. sugar, for yeast
6 packages dry yeast (2 1/4 t. each)
17 C. flour (5 lbs.)
4 t. salt
3 C. sugar
3 C. evaporated milk, scalded
1 1/2 C. butter, melted
For Yeast Mixture:
Mix together the warm water, sugar and yeast. Let the yeast dissolve. Stir and
add to flour mixture.
To make bread, mix together dry ingredients. Add to the rest of the wet
ingredients in a very large mixing bowl. Add prepared yeast. Knead, continuing
until it because dry, slightly sticky and springy. (Springing back when pushed
With hands only slightly wet with warm water, knead again until hands are dry.
Fold dough over, sprinkle with very little flour. Cover and let rise in a warm
place away from drafts of any kind.
Let rise for about 2 hours. Knead and let rise again for about 1 hour. Shape
into buns by tying small strips of the dough into a knot. Let rise for about 1
hour. Bake at 325°F. for about 20 minutes (second and bottom racks). Mix
together 1 egg white to 2 1/2 tablespoons water and brush on each bun before
Yield: About 72 rolls