Sweet bread~ portuguese

Yield: 2 Servings

Measure Ingredient
¼ cup Water; warm
1 cup Milk; scalded and cooled
¾ cup Sugar
1 teaspoon Salt
3 Eggs
½ cup Margerine
5 cups Flour
1 Eggs
2 packs Yeast
1 teaspoon Sugar

* DISSOLVE YEAST IN WARM WATER IN A LARGE BOWL. STIR IN MILK, ¾ CUP SUGAR, SALT, 3 EGGS, MARGERINE, AND 3 CUPS FLOUR. BEAT UNTIL SMOOTH.

STIR IN REMAINING FLOUR (MAY NEED UP TO A CUP MORE THAN CALLED FOR) UNTIL YOU HAVE A EASILY MANAGABLE DOUGH. * TURN OUT DOUGH ON FLOURED SURFACE; KNEAD 5 MINUTES. PLACE IN GREASED BOWL; TURN GREASED SIDE UP; COVER AND LET RISE 1½ TO 2 HOURS. * PUNCH DOWN DOUGH AND DIVIDE IN TWO. SHAPE EACH INTO A ROUND, SLIGHTLY FLAT LOAD.

PLACE EACH LOAF IN ROUND LAYER PAN (9X10 ½ INCHES) THAT HAS BEEN GREASED. COVER AND LET RISE UNTIL DOUBLE (ABOUT 1 HOUR). HEAT OVEN TO 350 DEGREES.

BEAT 1 EGG SLIGHTLY AND BRUSH OVER LOAVES. SPRINKLE WITH 1 TSP.

SUGAR. BAKE UNTIL LOAVES ARE GOLDEN BROWN (35-45 MINUTES). MAKES 2 LOAVES.

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