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Portuguese Sweet Bread

krasnyja's picture

Portuguese Sweet Bread

For the holidays, I decided to move away from the typical four ingredients and go with somethimg richer.  I remembered that when I was perusing the BBA book, I found a recipe that caught my eye - Portuguese Sweet Bread.  I hope you enjoy some of the pics tha I took along the way.  The bread turned out great, even though I was missing some of the key ingredients, like shortening and lemon and orange extracts.


dabrownman's picture

some kind of brown crust and crumb you have there.  Just beautiful.

Nicely done.

varda's picture

Portuguese sweet bread.   Your adaptations worked.    -Varda

isand66's picture

Beautiful looking bread!  I bet that will make some great sandwiches or French Toast.


krasnyja's picture

for the encouraging words.   Instead of shortening I substituted butter and used Grand Marnier instead of orange extract.  I also doubled the vanilla extract.  It worked out.  Delicious with sweet butter.

breadsong's picture

Your breads look like bright, shiny round Christmas ornaments :^)
Grand Marnier and double vanilla - wonderful flavors - this bread must have tasted amazingly good.
Your version of pão doce is really beautiful!
:^) breadsong