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Try this delicious Azorean sweet bread recipe, it does take some time to make it but it is worth the effort.
Preparation time:
8 h 15 min
Cooking Time:
40 min
Ready In:
8 h 55 min
Level of Difficulty:

Azorean Sweet Bread Recipe - Portuguese Recipes

Azorean Sweet Bread Recipe

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Posted in: Bread Recipes
Fri, Nov 3, 2017
5 out of 5 with 375 ratings
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3 packages of active dry yeast2 cups of milk2 cups of sugar1/2 cup of shortening (you can use crisco, butter, or vegetable oil)1/2 cup of butter1/2 cup of lukewarm water1/2 teaspoon of salt10 cups of flour8 eggsFor the Egg Wash:1 egg1 teaspoon of water Get Portuguese groceries & stuff Get Portuguese groceries and other stuff at Amazon.com

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  1. Dissolve the active dry yeast in water with half teaspoon of sugar and let rise to double in size.
  2. Mix all the dry ingredients together.
  3.  Melt the butter and shortening in milk and cool to lukewarm.
  4. Beat the eggs and sugar together.
  5. Mix all the ingredients together and knead until the dough lifting in the bowl, let it rise for about 6 to 8 hours.
  6. Punch down, deflating the dough, form individual breads and put them in buttered and flour dusted pans (any shape or size will do). 
  7. The dough should fill only half of each pan, so let it rise until the dough doubles in size, filling the pan.
  8. For the egg wash, mix the egg with the teaspoon of water and brush the top of each bread.
  9. Bake at 160°C or 325°F for 30 to 40 minutes (let it bake longer if the loaves are larger), the bread should be golden brown.
Recipe Credit: easyportugueserecipes.com *
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