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Friday, November 4, 2011

Rhonda Nelson's Yummy Portuguese Bread

I bet this bread would be great to eat while snuggled up on the couch with a cup of tea while reading Rhonda's newest release, THE SUVIVOR.  The heat from the book would probably keep your bread and tea warm!

Rhonda writes:
Because the weather has turned cooler and nothing says fall like the smell of homemade bread cooking, I thought I’d share this recipe with y’all today. I made this myself over the weekend and it turned out so well I’ll definitely be making it again. It’s a very tasty, sturdy bread, which slices well and, as I discovered on Sunday morning, makes excellent French toast. This recipe is for a bread machine because the other way is too intimidating for me. Also, I don’t like to get my hands sticky and flour-y. *shudders* If you don’t have a bread machine, then I’m sorry, I can’t help you. I have no idea how to tell you to make it the way they did in the olden days, before bread machines. (Jean might have a suggestion, though.) Have a good weekend!

Portuguese Sweet Bread


• 1 cup milk

• 1 egg

• 2 tablespoons margarine

• 1/3 cup white sugar

• 3/4 teaspoon salt

• 3 cups bread flour

• 2 1/2 teaspoons active dry yeast


1.) Add ingredients in order suggested by your manufacturer.

2.) Select "sweet bread" setting.


  1. Sounds good Much better than the pumpkin bread I am eating in Starbucks in Tuscaloosa- It is crazy in this town!

  2. Yummy! I absolutely LOVE homemade bread. There is something about smelling it rise and cook that soothes my soul.

    Thankfully, we don't live in the Pioneer days when women cooked bread all day, once a week. Did laundry, all day once a week. Etc... But I bet the house smelled great when baking day came!

    I have a bread machine and I'm definitely giving this loaf a try.

    Thanks for being with us this week, Rhonda! Wishing you every success in your career!

  3. Sounds wonderful Rhonda! For the cooking-impaired, i.e. me, at what temperature do you bake this bread? I would really hate to burn it.

  4. Glad y'all liked the recipe!

    Cheryl, my breadmaker bakes it so I have no idea at what temperature. I'd imagine 350, but could be wrong. Sorry!