Portuguese Sweet Bread
|Dry yeast||1⁄4 Ounce|
|Warm water||1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)|
|Flour||4 Cup (64 tbs)|
|Milk||1 Cup (16 tbs)|
|Sugar||1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)|
|Butter||1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)|
In a bowl, combine eggs, 1/3 cup sugar and salt.
Heat butter and milk in sauce pan until butter melts.
Dissolve yeast and 1 tsp sugar in warm water, let stand Cook for bubble).
Very slowly, add a little milk mixture to the egg mixture, beating constantly.
Add diluted egg mixture to milk mixture, stirring well, cool, add yeast mixture; stir gently.
Add flour and mix until blended, knead dough until it pulls away from sides of bowl lightly coat sides of another bowl with butter.
Gently place dough in the butter coated bowl; cover with damp cloth and set in warn place.
Let rise until doubled; divide into thirds.
On a flour board, roll out each third into circles about 1/8 inch thick.
Brush top completely with melted butter.
Cut each circle into 12-16 wedges.
Roll up each wedge into ball place 2 inches apart on baking sheets.
In warm place, let rise until doubled.
Bake at 375 degrees for 20 minutes or until golden brown.