By Eddy − On Friday, November 3, 2017, 6 years ago in Bread Recipes
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Portuguese Sweet Bread Recipe

Portuguese Sweet Bread Recipe

This delicious Portuguese sweet bread recipe (receita de massa sovada) does take some time to make but it is worth the effort.

Preparation time8 h 15 min
Cooking Time 40 min
Ready In8 h 55 min
Level of DifficultyEasy
Servings10

Ingredients

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 butter, unsalted1/2 cup of lukewarm water1/2 teaspoon of salt10 cups of all-purpose flour8 eggsFor the Egg Wash:1 egg1 teaspoon of water
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 butter, unsalted1/2 cup of lukewarm water1/2 teaspoon of salt10 cups of all-purpose flour8 eggsFor the Egg Wash:1 egg1 teaspoon of water
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Instructions

  1. Dissolve the active dry yeast in warm water with half teaspoon of sugar and let rise to double in size.
  2. Mix all the dry ingredients together except the sugar.
  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. Preheat the oven at at 160°C or 325°F.
  8. The dough should fill only half of each pan, so let it rise until the dough doubles in size, filling the pan.
  9. For the egg wash, mix the egg with the teaspoon of water and brush the top of each bread.
  10. Bake for 30 to 40 minutes (let it bake longer if the loaves are larger), the bread should be golden brown.

Recipe Credit: easyportugueserecipes.com *
Photo Credit: ingoodflavor.com

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Sarah mello
Sarah mello
My vavoa’s recipe called for “a juice glass full of whiskey if you are making it for people you like- leave it out if not”
1 month ago, Monday, February 19, 2024
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Elaine
Elaine
I made the massa today.It was amazing. Can I add more sugar to this recipe? If yes how much more sugar can I add? Thank you
4 months ago, Sunday, December 10, 2023
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Eddy

You can but I wouldn’t add to much more as it will affect the rising and density, try adding another cup and see if that works.


4 months ago, Sunday, December 10, 2023
Amber
Amber
How much yeast in grams is required in this recipe? I can't get access to the yeasts in packets
10 months ago, Friday, June 2, 2023
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Eddy
Hi Amber, 21 grams or 2 and 1/4 teaspoons.
10 months ago, Friday, June 2, 2023
Rangdrol
Rangdrol
I’d like to make this because it makes 3 large loaves. In ingredients you say “all purpose flour” but in a response in comments you state bread flour, so which is it? I’m assuming bread flour.
11 months ago, Wednesday, April 26, 2023
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