1 cup milk , scalded
2 packages active dry yeast
1/4 cup lukewarm water
3 eggs, beaten
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup butter, melted
1 tsp. lemon extract
5-6 cups flour
1 tsp. salt
Scald the milk and set aside. Dissolve the yeast in the lukewarm water. Beat the eggs, then add the dissolved yeast to them. Add the sugar, melted butter and flavoring. Gradually stir in 5 cups of flour and the salt. Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface and knead until satin smooth. Add more flour if dough is too sticky but just enough to be able to handle.
Place in a well greased bowl and set covered in a warm place to rise until double in volume. This can take up to 3 hours. Punch dough down and divide into two pieces. Form into smooth rounds and place in buttered pie pans. Cover and allow to rise until doubled. Brush lightly with milk to form a glaze as bread bakes. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Bake the form risen loaves for about 30 minutes or until golden. Remove from pans and cool on wire rack.
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That is beautiful bread Maggie! I have my great-grandmother’s recipe, who was from the Azores and it contains Potatoes… different region I suppose…
Thank you. This recipe was from a family friend. Not sure were in Portugal her family was from. Love sweet bread
Do you serve this for breakfast or tea?
Both. It makes great bread for sandwiches and french toast as well. It’s wonderful made into buns and used for BBQ pulled meat sandwiches.
Stop Giving me Ideas 😉 Haha my husband is going to gain 50lbs, especially because I have had a pulled pork recipe in mind for awhile, this is splendid.