Portuguese Sweet Bread for the Mini Zo Bread Machine

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Yield: 1 loaf

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A southern New England favorite, this cake-like bread features hints of vanilla and lemon.

Portuguese Sweet Bread for the Mini Zo Bread Machine

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Yield: 1 loaf
Published: 01/01/2010

Ingredients

  • 2/3 cup evaporated milk
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 teaspoon lemon oil
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 1/2 cups King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons SAF Gold instant yeast*
  • *SAF Gold instant yeast is a strain of instant yeast specially developed for high-sugar and high-acid (sour) doughs. It's formulated to last longer, and to hold up better, than regular instant yeast in high-sugar or high-acid situations.

Directions

1) Place all ingredients into the pan of your machine, and program the machine for Basic White Bread. Press start.

2) When the bread is done, turn it out onto a rack to cool.

Reviews

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  • star rating 11/10/2012
  • Jenny from Mililani, Hawaii
  • In Hawaii, it is not uncommon to see lemon flavoring as an ingredient in Portuguese Sweet Bread. Use sparingly. Enjoy this eggy, sweet loaf particularly at breakfast and for snacking after spreading with soft butter. The mini Zo makes the perfect size for our family.
  • star rating 03/01/2012
  • mfreitas from KAF Community
  • Taste: Lemon oil overpowering Texture: nothing that any self-respecting Portuguese would claim. My husband is full Portuguese, born and fed on Portuguese Sweet bread and the texture is nothing like the soft, fine crumbed bread to which is is accustomed. Preparation: easy Presentation: crust seemed overly dark but I know that this is because of the amount of sugar in the recipe. Other: I don't own a Mini Zo or any version of the Zo, but I do have a good quality, work-horse of a bread machine and have been please with other KA recipes so I'll keep coming back to your recipes. I am curious why you specified using the SAF Gold Instant yeast and did not give a substitution of using ascorbic acid if all that is available is regular bread machine yeast or instant yeast. Oh well, I'll keep hunting until I find a Portuguese Sweet Bread recipe that has the taste and texture we are used to.
    I am sorry that this did not meet your expectations. The SAF gold yeast is formulated specifically for doughs with a higher sugar content. ~Amy
  • star rating 06/16/2010
  • Rani from Allentown, PA
  • This lightly-sweetened yeast bread turned out well. I mixed the dough (80% white/20% white wheat) in a bread machine. I substituted Smart Balance oil for the butter. I feared it would be really slack, but I could handle it pretty easily with oiled hands. I put the dough into a greased 8 1/2 inch Corning bowl. It rose much more than I expected, though I used regular yeast not SAF. I baked it at 375F for about 30-35 minutes, tenting the top with foil after about 15 minutes. I popped it out of the baking dish after 10 minutes to let it cool further on a rack. Next time, I will bake the dough as mini round loaves.
  • star rating 12/14/2009
  • Beth from Baltimore
  • I made this bread for the first time this past weekend and it is definitely something I will make again! I served it along with crackers at a party, and everyone loved how it's light sweetness complimented savory and sharp cheeses. It is very brioche like, and could be used in recipes that call for brioche (like french toast and bread pudding).
  • star rating 11/10/2009
  • Sherri from Utah
  • This is a yummy and light loaf. My mother of 91yrs loved it. My husband thought it was too sweet for his tastes. I thought it was perfect. It did rise to the lid of the mini Zo but it still turned out fine. I did use the recommended yeast but I live at 5000 ft and the unexpected does happen up here. Try this recipe, you will enjoy it. I will make it again.
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