*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
 
                           Portuguese Sweet Bread
 
 Recipe By     : Betty Crocker International Cookbook
 Serving Size  : 24   Preparation Time :4:00
 Categories    : Pastries & Sweet Breads
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
                         Bread
    2      packages      yeast
      1/4  cup           warm water
    1      cup           milk -- warmed
      3/4  cup           sugar
    1      teaspoon      salt
    3                    eggs
      1/2  cup           butter
    6      cups          flour
 					
    1                    egg
    1      teaspoon      sugar
 
 Prepare bread ingredients as usual for any yeast bread. Cover and let rise 2
hours.
  Punch down, divide in half and roll each half into a rope. Coil each 
 rope into 2 snail shapes, cover and rise again for 1 hour. Brush with 
 egg and sprinkle with sugar, bake in a 350° oven for 35-45 minutes.  
 
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 NOTES : Loaves can be shaped into 2 flat rounds if desired.