Portuguese Sweet Bread

Discussion in 'Breads' started by dirtsailor2003, Oct 25, 2014.

  1. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    On the Big island of Hawaii they make these rolls in a giant lava rock oven. I made mine in the house oven as I don't have an outdoor bread oven yet! I wanted to make these for thanksgiving, but figured I better do a test run. So I made a half batch.

    These will go with the chorizo potato soup I'm making right now. Blowing crazy mad here and raining sideways!!!



    Portuguese Sweet Bread
    (Pao Doce - recipe makes 4 loaves)
    Mix together in a big bowl:
    2 cups Warm Water
    4 pkg. Dry Yeast
    Then stir in:
    2 cups Sugar
    2 sticks Melted Butter
    4 Eggs
    Stir in- one cup at a time:
    8 cups Bread Flour
    Stir in up to 2 more cups of flour as needed to make a soft dough. When the dough is too difficult to stir, turn dough out on a floured table and knead in the rest of the flour for about 3-5 minutes. Add more flour if needed to keep the dough from sticking to the table. Put the dough back in the bowl and cover it until it has doubled in size (about 1 hour). Punch the dough down and form into 4 equal sized loaves. Pinch off 7 equal pieces of dough from each loaf, roll and place in greased 9-inch round aluminum pans. Let the dough rise again until doubled in size (about 1 hour) and brush with egg wash (1 egg mixed with 2 Tbsp. water). Bake in a 400 degree oven for about 20-30 minutes.
     
  2. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I may be in trouble, the wife loved these rolls. I may become the baker I don't want to be!
     
  3. moikel

    moikel Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    They look great,your a natural[​IMG].

    Next frontier those little egg custard tarts with the flaky pastry.
     
  4. welshrarebit

    welshrarebit Master of the Pit

    I see malasadas in your future! You can also use the same recipe and put it into a bread pan to make portuguese sweet bread French toast or after the first punch down roll in some cinnamon and sugar...

    POINTS!!!
     
    Last edited: Oct 25, 2014
  5. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    French bread, oh goodness! Better go make another batch!! I just looked at a cast iron brad pan the other day...
     
  6. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Thanks Mick! Not sure I'll
    Progress past rolls and bread. I do like bread making or the final results that is!
     
  7. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Maybe I'll stray into something like these!!



     
  8. welshrarebit

    welshrarebit Master of the Pit

    Not French bread! French toast!!!
     
  9. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Ha yes my brain was thinking French roast, but typed French bread, lol! I bet I could slice the rolls and make French toast!!! We've only dug into one so far. Hmmm, I think I know what's for breakfast! Wish I had a can of spam in the house, it's all in my camper which is in storage!
     
  10. foamheart

    foamheart Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    LOL.... being an old country boy when ya said sweet breads I was thinking something completely different!

    You know that looks alot like  Brioche dough. AND it is rich and sweet....... Its what I usually make king cakes for mardi gras with.

    Those are some awefully fancy meat pies!

    <whispers> I would be salivating had I not just ate a whole hot french bread loaf watching the LSU game. ZOMG.

    That looks really great Case, and brownie points with SHCTYWYCDYPs too! You d'man!  [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Oct 25, 2014
  11. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Thanks Kevin!

    Ha yep none of those sweet breads here, lol!

    We cleared on pan full, if there's any left by morning I think French toast will be made with the other pan!
     
  12. moikel

    moikel Master of the Pit OTBS Member

  13. welshrarebit

    welshrarebit Master of the Pit

    Brioche is much heavier than the Portuguese sweet bread. I use to work at a restaurant that had pate de foie gras en brioche on the menu! That was unreal good...

    I also should menton that they made the best hamburger buns!!! They are so good you can use them with any sandwich. I should know I live in the Sandwich Islands!!! :biggrin:
     
  14. portsmokers

    portsmokers Fire Starter

    Im portuguese i eat sweet bread all the time . Your turn out amaizng lol all you need is butter and cheese
     
  15. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Thank you! I don't even know that you need cheese!! But I wouldn't complain if there was cheese!
     
  16. portsmokers

    portsmokers Fire Starter

    Well not any kinda of cheese portuguese cheese its very good . Mornings breakfest with tea or coffee.
     
  17. waterinholebrew

    waterinholebrew Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Great lookin bread Case, now the wife knows ya can bake..... :68: Your in for it now, :biggrin:
     
  18. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member


    A new batch tonight!
     
  19. welshrarebit

    welshrarebit Master of the Pit

    Looks good!!!

    I bought some ingredients to make this but my sous chef wasn't feeling well and the wife said to remember I don't have a pot washer or cleaning crew to clean up after me like I have at work! Lol

    Maybe next week...
     
  20. one eyed jack

    one eyed jack Master of the Pit

    Thanks a lot for this recipe Case.  Gave it a whirl today and it turned out pretty good.  Probably be better next time..

     

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