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Portuguese Bread

Tim Dineen

  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 3 teaspoons salt
  • 6 tablespoons butter
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 1 package dry yeast
  • 1 cup warm water
  • 6 cups flour
  • Olive oil

Place sugar, salt and butter in a bowl. Add boiling water. Cool to lukewarm.

Dissolve yeast in 1 cup lukewarm water. Add to sugar and shortening mixture.

Add 3 cups of the flour and beat until smooth. Gradually add remaining flour. Knead the dough.

Grease a bowl with olive oil. Place the dough in the bowl and put in a warm spot until dough is doubled in size.

Punch down the dough and divide in half. Shape each into a round loaf and put on an oiled cookie sheet. Cover and let rise until doubled. Bake at 400° until golden.

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