Portuguese Sweet Bread

Yield:  2 servings



  1. Dissolve yeast in warm water in a large bowl.
  2. Stir in milk, 3/4 cup of sugar, salt, 3 eggs, margerine, and 3 cups flour.
  3. Beat until smooth.  Stir in remaining flour (may need up to a cup more than called for) until you have an easily manageable dough.
  4. Turn out dough on floured surface; knead 5 minutes. Place in greased bowl; turn greased side up; cover and let rise 1 1/2 to 2 hours.
  5. Punch down dough and divide in two.
  6. Shape each into a round, slightly flat load.
  7. Place each loaf in round layer pan (9X10 1/2 inches) that has been greased. 
  8. Cover and let rise until double (about 1 hour)
  9. Heat oven to 350 degrees.
  10. Beat 1 egg slightly and brush over loaves.
  11. Sprinkle with 1 tsp of sugar.
  12. Bake until loaves are golden brown (35 - 45 minutes).

Makes 2 loaves.

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