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Easter Bread No 1 (Masa Savada)

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Bread Portuguese


  • 3 Yeast cakes
  • 1 c Warm water
  • 3 c Sugar
  • 12 Eggs beatened
  • 2 c Warm milk
  • 12 c Bread flour
  • 1 tb Salt
  • 1 lb Butter softened


Dissolve yeast in warm water. Add sugar and eggs to milk. Sift in flour and salt. Add yeast and butter.Knead until smooth and satiny. Place in a greased bowl, and set in a warm place overnight. Following morning, punch down the dough, and make 4 round loaves to fit a 9 "pie plate. Cover and let rise until doublr in size. The traditional Easter bread has eggs with shells pushed into the top of the of the bread and fastened with strips of dough crosswise. Brush top with milk and bake in a 350 degree oven for 40 minutes.
Recipe by: A Portuguese-American Cookbook by E.D. Asselin
Posted to MC-Recipe Digest by "" <> on Feb 27, 1998