Portuguese Sweet Bread Recipe

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   Recipe from the first lady in 1975, Mrs. Gerald Ford and a Recipe from the Vice Presidents wife in 1975, Mrs. Nelson Rockefeller.

Enjoy recipes from an old cookbook made years ago from a rural community plus a recipe from the White House during that time.

Portuguese Sweet Bread Recipe

Portuguese Sweet Bread Recipe

   Ingredients required
two packages active dry yeast
1 cup plus one teaspoon granulated sugar
1/2 cup lukewarm water
1/2 cup softened butter 1/2 cup warm milk
4 eggs, lightly beaten
1 tablespoons salt
4 to 4 and 1/2 cups flour

Preheat oven 350 degrees

Instructions for Portuguese Sweet Bread Recipe

   Combine the yeast, 1 teaspoon sugar, and water in a large bowl and allow to proof. Put the butter in the warm milk, add 1 cup sugar, and blend well. Add to the yeast mixture and stir to combine ingredients. Add three of the eggs, lightly beaten, and salt and mix well. Then add four cups of flour, one cup at a time, kneading with your hands in the bowl, to make a soft dough. Turn out on a floured board and knead until dough is smooth and elastic, using only enough additional flour to prevent sticking. This should take about 10 minutes. Shape into a ball and put in a buttered bowl, turning the dough to coat the surface with butter. Cover with plastic wrap and let rise in a warm, drafty free place until double in bulk. Punch down the dough and divided into two equal pieces. Shape again into a ball and place in two 9 inch buttered skillets. Cover loosely and let rise again until doubled in bulk. Brush the tops with the remaining egg, well beaten, and bake in 350 degree oven for 30 minutes, or until the bread is rich, dark color, and sounds hollow when rapped on top and bottom. Cool on racks before slicing.

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Baking Abbreviations
tsp. - teaspoon
Tbsp. - tablespoon
C. - cup
pt. - pint
qt. - quart
pk. - peck
bu. - bushel
oz. - ounce, ounces
lb. - pound, pounds
sq. - square
min. - minute, minutes
hr. - hour, hours
mod. - moderate, moderately
doz. - dozen
Simplified Measures
dash - less than 1/8 teaspoon
3 teaspoons = 1 tablespoon
16 tablespoon = 1 cup
1 cup = 1/2 pint
2 cups = 1 pint
2 pints (4 cups) = 1 quart
4 quarts(liquid) = 1 gallon
8 quarts(solid) = 1 peck
4 pecks = 1 bushel
16 ounces = 1 pound
2 tablespoon = 1/4 cup
5 1/3 tablespoons = 1/3 cup
8 tablespoons = 1/2 cup
10 2/3 tablespoons = 2/3 cup
12 tablespoons = 3/4 cup
14 tablespoons = 7/8 cup