By Eddy − On Sunday, April 24, 2016, 7 years ago in Bread Recipes
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Portuguese Rolls (Papo Secos) Recipe


These Portuguese rolls (papo secos) are crusty on the outside and light and airy in the inside, perfect for sandwiches or to enjoy with anything.
Portuguese Rolls (Papo Secos) Recipe


Preparation time1 h 45 min
Cooking Time 30 min
Ready In2 h 15 min
Level of DifficultyEasy
Servings10

Ingredients

4 cups of all purpose flour2 teaspoons of salt1 teaspoon of sugar2 and 1/2 teaspoons of active dry yeast1 and 1/2 cups of lukewarm water1/2 cup of lukewarm water1 egg white beaten or milk for brushing
4 cups of all purpose flour2 teaspoons of salt1 teaspoon of sugar2 and 1/2 teaspoons of active dry yeast1 and 1/2 cups of lukewarm water1/2 cup of lukewarm water1 egg white beaten or milk for brushing
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Instructions

Makes about 10 buns.

  1.  In a small bowl, add the 1/2 cup of the warm water, add the yeast, the teaspoon of sugar, stir and let it proof (foam up).
  2. Using a large bowl mix together the flour and salt.
  3. Add the yeast mix into the flour plus the 1 and 1/2 cups of the warm water.
  4. At this time you will need to use your hands to combine everything well together. 
  5. Take the dough out into a floured surface and knead for a couple of minutes.
  6. Place the dough into a greased bowl and cover with a dish towel or blanket.
  7. Place the bowl in a warm place and let the dough rise for an hour.
  8. Remove the dough and place onto a floured surface, punch the dough down, and knead for about 10 minutes, until the dough feels smooth.
  9. Separate the dough into ten equal balls.
  10. Shape them and place them on a greased or parchment paper lined baking trays, and let them rise for 30 minutes.
  11. You can shape the rolls by making an indent in the middle with the side of your hand, or you can roll the dough into an oval shape and score with a knife across the top lengthwise before it goes in the oven. 
  12. Preheat the oven at at 190°C or 375°F and brush the rolls with either egg white or milk.
  13. Bake for 30 minutes or until the rolls are slightly golden brown and sound hollow when tapped on the bottom.

Recipe adapted from a recipe by: azoreangreenbean.com
Photo Credit: justapinch.com

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Grace Macedo
Grace Macedo
My son is looking for a Portuguese recipe for a pastry with custard. He had the dessert in the Azores and wanted me to see if I had it in my Portuguese cook books. I cannot find one except for Portuguese Milk Tarts (Queijadas de Leite). Thank you Grace
3 months ago, Tuesday, January 16, 2024
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Eddy

Could this be it Grace? Custard tarts recipe


3 months ago, Tuesday, January 16, 2024
Sun
Sun
Thank you for the recipe this was my second time making these, and they came out real good I really appreciated it. Thank you very very much chef 😊👍
9 months ago, Sunday, July 2, 2023
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Sheyona Lightheart
Sheyona Lightheart
I was wondering if you could use milk and an egg instead of plain water
11 months ago, Sunday, April 30, 2023
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Eddy

You have to use water for this recipe.

11 months ago, Monday, May 1, 2023
Karen Smith
Karen Smith
These came out AMAZING. Thanks for the recipe.
1 year ago, Saturday, April 15, 2023
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