Portuguese Sweet Bread

410 mins (prep 360, cooking 50)
16 ingredients
2 servings
Adapted from one of my favorite cookbooks, The Bread Baker's Apprentice (by Peter Reinhart), this recipe makes lovely sweet, light loaves. Prep time includes time for fermentation and proofing of the sponge and the dough. This bread will start browning rather quickly, due to the high sugar content, but don't be alarmed - it will get even darker as the center catches up with the outside, and the final color will be a rich mahogany brown.

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Serving Size (168.02 g)
Servings 2
Amount per Serving
Calories 277.76 Calories from Fat 108.0
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 12.0g 36.91%
Saturated Fat 7.6g 75.97%
Trans Fat 0.48g %
Cholesterol 31.8mg 21.2%
Sodium 6.31mg 0.53%
Total Carbohydrate 44.37g 29.58%
Dietary Fiber 0.0 g 0.0%
Sugars 44.29 g %
Protein 0.13g 0.5%
Vitamin A 369.6IU% Vitamin C 0.0mg%
Calcium 7.17mg% Iron 0.03mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
bread flour, , , , powdered milk, large eggs, , , , bread flour