Portuguese Sweet Bread
2 packages of active yeast
1/2 cup of warm water
1 cup of milk
2 teaspoons of salt
1and 1/2 cups of sugar
8 cups of flour
1/2 cup of butter
Dissolve yeast in warm water. Scald milk and add to sugar,
butter and salt; stir until butter is melted. Add 1/2 the flour
to the milk, sugar, butter, salt, and mix until smooth. Beat 5
eggs and add them and the yeast to the mixture.
Continue to add remaining flour to make soft dough. Remove it
from the bowl and place on floured board. Knead until smooth
and satiny . Shape into a ball and place in buttered bowl.
Cover and let rise until double in size.
Punch risen dough down and divide it in half. Place in two
greased pans (8 inches round). Let rise in warm place until
double in size (1-1/2 to 2 hours). Brush tops of dough with
remaining egg (beaten).
Bake in 350 degree oven for 20-30 minutes or until golden brown.