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Broa Doce (Sweet Portuguese Bread)

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Category: Breads

 Ingredients List

  • 1/4 c Butter or margarine; melted
  • 3/4 c 1% milk
  • 1/3 c Granulated sugar
  • 1 pk Active dry yeast
  • 2 Eggs; room temperature
  • 3 c To 3-1/4 cups flour
  • 1/2 ts Salt
  • 1 Egg yolk
  • 2 tb Water
  • 1 tb Coarse or raw sugar*


* Coarse or raw sugar is available in specialty stores.

Melt butter in saucepan on stovetop. Add milk and sugar; stir well and heat
to 110 degrees F, slightly more than lukewarm.

Pour into mixing bowl, stir in yeast to dissolve and let stand 10 minutes.
Beat in eggs, then gradually beat in flour mixed with salt. Knead dough
until smooth and elastic on lightly floured surface. Cover with a damp
towel and let rise until doubled.

Punch dough down, shape into a 7-inch round. Place in greased 9-inch cake
pan. Beat egg yolk with water and brush over dough; sprinkle with coarse or
raw sugar. Cover with damp towel and let rise in a warm place until

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Bake 45 to 50 minutes, or until well browned
and hollow sounding when tapped lightly. Cool on rack. Serve warm or
toasted. To serve, cut bread into quarters, then slice each quarter into
five slices, each about 1-inch thick.

Makes one 9-inch round loaf

PER SERVING of 1/20th of a loaf
Calories: 119
Protein: 3 grams
Fat: 3 grams
Cholesterol: 39 mg
Carbohydrate: 19 grams
Sodium: 89 mg
Exchanges: 1 starch, 1/2 fat

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