Monday, January 11, 2010

Portuguese Sweet Bread

Portuguese Desserts are often seasoned with spices such as vanilla and cinnamon...This Cuisine has so many wonderful dishes and the choice is enormous...so after reading a number of recipe books and with a little bit of google search, I finally decided to make the famous Portuguese Sweet Bread. The bread is usually served simply with butter and is sometimes eaten with meals, (breakfast in particular) but often as a dessert.

The recipe is from here  The recipe was for the bread machine but since i dont have one, i baked it in the oven. I made the bread eggless, used half wheat flour and half all purpose flour and also added a dash of cinnamon... 

Priya, thank you for hosting such a wonderful event, I definitely learnt a few new things and we thouroughly enjoyed this sweet bread.

Ingredients

1 1/2 cup - whole wheat flour

1  1/2 cup - all purpose flour (maida)
1 cup + 2tbsp - warm low fat milk
2 tbsp - melted butter 
1/3 cup - castor sugar
3/4 tsp - salt
2 1/2 tsp - dried yeast
1 tsp - cinnamon
oil to grease 

Method  
  1. Preheat the oven to 180 degree C and grease a loaf pan.
  2. In a bowl, mix together the flours, sugar, salt and cinnamon. Add the melted butter and rub until it resembles fine bread crumbs.
  3. In another bowl, add the milk and yeast and mix. Leave in a warm place until frothy (approx 10-15 minutes)
  4. Add the yeast mixture to the flour mixture and knead well.
  5. Place the dough in a well greased bowl and knead again for a minute. Cover with a cling film and leave it to rise in a warm place (approx 1 1/2- 2 hrs)
  6. Knead lightly on a floured surface, give a rectangular shape and place it in the greased loaf pan and cover with a cling film and leave it to rise again in a warm place. ( approx 1 hr)
  7. Place the loaf pan in the centre of the preheated oven and bake for abt 10-15 minutes or till the top is nicely browned or until a toothpick inserted through the centre of the loaf comes out clean.
  8. Cool the loaf in the pan for a couple of minutes and brush the top with a little melted butter. Transfer to a wire rack. Cool completely before slicing.


The bread was sweet and soft with a lovely cinnamon flavour...


Went really well with a cup of tea...

This goes straight to priya's AWED Portuguese event and to DK's AWED page


Enjoy!

36 comments:

  1. Lovely soft bread dear......looks yummm. asalways nice clicks.

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  2. Perfect slices of bread,i love sweet bread with tutti fruity,urs look very delicious too...

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  3. Looks so soft and moist and love the flavor of cinnamon. Perfect snack with a cup of tea. Thanks for dropping by Rachana, have added yours in my blogroll. Happy blogging :)

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  4. Hmm looks very delicious and u got mouth-watering recipe..going to keep in close watch for more from ur kitchen:

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  5. Nice bread ,lov the texure...will giv a try

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  6. Look so soft and yummy...Perfect for the event...

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  7. The bread looks absolutely yummy Rachana! I have never tried making eggless breads, but this looks so mouthwatering ... I have to!

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  8. Hey Rachana thnx for visitng n commenting on my blog...hope 2 cu agn...u have a nice space with awesome recipes...this bread flavoured with cinnamon luks perfect...its nice n spongy,nice recipe for the events.I am following ur blog so that i can visit it often now.

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  9. the bread looks so soft!! and homemade bread is much much better than store bought.

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  10. Wow thanks a lot for sending this delicious portuguese sweet bread Rachana, am really very happy to get this sweet bread for AWED dear..

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  11. home baked bread ...always a winner, yours looks awesome

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  12. there is something special about homemade bread..the smell the taste and everything..its always worth a try for any bread..yours looks so perfect too

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  13. looks soft and moist!!Yummmmmm!!!!!

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  14. Thanks by dropping at my place ........ njoyed ur place too......

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  15. Your bread sounds delicious! thanks for sharing :)

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  16. My biggest draw to this particular recipe was eggless bread. Thanks for sharing this .....Looks soft and moist. Definitely going to try. Will be following you.
    My blog is :http://hamareerasoi.blogspot.com/
    Happy Blogging
    Deepa

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  17. Hi.The bread looks so good, perfect texture and softness...best part eggless.I have bookmarked, thanks for sharing it Rachana.
    Reading this recipe I thought you might like trying an eggless dessert with bread.
    Checkout my blog for bread and butter pudding if you have the time and inclination in hand.:)
    Take care

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  18. Bread looks so soft .Pics are awesome! I have never baked bread, after seeing this I feel like trying it.

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  19. Looks perfect!! Just wud love to grab it off the screen!
    Thanks for dropping by n leaving ur lovely comments.. You do have a lovely space here..Will be back often! :)

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  20. First time here.Thanks a lot for ur wishes.Bread really looks yummy and nice click too.

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  21. Wow, the bread looks so soft to me...perfect with tea, liked your clicks. Hats off to your effort to bring this portuguese melt in mouth:)

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  22. Prasu..
    Thanks , am glad to know that you like my clicks:)

    Sushma,
    Thanks a lot:)

    Padma,
    Thanks for yr comment and keep blogging:)

    Saraswathy,
    Thanks, am happy to know that you like my recipes.I have added you too on my blogroll:)

    Vrinda,
    Thanks, do give it a try:)

    Sarah,
    Thanks:)

    Sheetal,
    Thanks and do give it a try:)

    Siddhi,
    Thanks..am following your lovely blog too:)

    Mahima,
    Thanks a lot dear:)

    Priya,
    Thanks for hosting such a wonderful event, and am glad that u liked it:)

    Rahin,
    Thanks:) I agree with you...

    Preety,
    Thanks, I know..I always love seeing my bread rise in the oven..it makes me really happy:)

    Ramya,
    Thanks:)

    Karine,
    Thanks a lot for dropping by:)

    Avanthi,
    Thanks :)

    Deepa,
    Thanks for dropping by and do give it a try:)

    Pari,
    Thanks, I will definitely check out the bread and butter pudding on yr blog

    Padhu,
    Thanks, Go ahead and do give it a try:)

    Rohini,
    Thanks, Wud love to give you some:)

    Jeyashrisuresh,
    Thanks:)

    Malar,
    Thanks for yr lovely comment:)

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  23. Hey Rachna

    That bread looks so yummy...will be here again..again

    you too

    cheers

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  24. Bread looks soft and delicious! Perfectly baked!

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  25. The bread looks nice and fluffy. Looks like you did a good job there to give that airy light feel to it.

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  26. Perfectly baked bread!! looks so delicious.

    Thanks for dropping by!! YOu have a nice blog :)

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  27. Wish you and your family a very happy and prosperous new year.
    Thanks a lot for visiting my blog and for your lovely comment. I liked your blog very much. I appreciate for your wonderful presentation. Sweet bread looks yummy and perfect for breakfast. I have become your follower so I will be visiting your blog hereafter.

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  28. Hi Rachna,I have an award for u in my blog.Kindly collect it @ http://seduceyourtastebuds.blogspot.com/2010/01/7-secrects-of-mine.html

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  29. What a perfect looking bread! I love sweet bread and yours sounds so yummy. I'll definitely give this recipe a try because I don't have a bread machine either.

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  30. Lovely looking sweet bread,nice entry for the event and looks tempting with that cup of tea!

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  31. Parita,
    Thanks:)

    Nostalgia,
    Thanks:)

    Uma,
    Thanks:)

    Babli,
    Thanks for dropping by:) Happy New Year to you n your family...

    Superchef,
    Thanks:)

    PJ,
    Thanks:) you made my day:)

    Oraphan,
    Thanks, Do give it a try...

    Raks Kitchen,
    Thanks:)

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  32. I love sweet breads! The bread is cute and I can smell the sweetness!

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  33. I adore bread...all kinds of bread. Your Portuguese sweet bread looks very delicious.

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  34. Nandini,
    Thanks for your lovely comment:)

    A2Z,
    Thanks :)

    Angie,
    Thanks:)

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