Portuguese Egg Bread Recipe

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Portuguese Egg Bread
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  • 5 lbs flour
  • 4 cups sugar
  • 2 tbsp salt
  • 1/2 lb margarine (2 sticks)
  • 1/2 lb crisco (1 cup)
  • 9 eggs
  • 1 quart milk (4 cups)
  • 1 quart water (4 cups)


  1. In a small bowl put yeast and 1/2 teaspoons sugar in warm water. Mix together the flour, sugar, salt, crisco and margarine in a separate bowl by hand. Beat eggs well(separate bowl). Warm milk and water but do not boil. Add the milk, water, yeast mixture and eggs to dry ingredients.
  2. Knead the dough, cover and let rise to twice the original amount. Loaf the bread in greased baking pans and let rise again to twice the size. just before putting in the oven; brush tops of loaves lightly with cream.
  3. Bake at 300 degrees until golden brown; about 1 hour.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 1121.43 Kcal (4695 kJ)
Calories from fat 388.08 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 43.12g 66%
Cholesterol 124.39mg 41%
Sodium 3910.97mg 163%
Potassium 411.68mg 9%
Total Carbs 163.65g 55%
Sugars 43.28g 173%
Dietary Fiber 13.23g 53%
Protein 21.86g 44%
Vitamin A 0.2mg 6%
Iron 8.2mg 46%
Calcium 481.1mg 48%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 252.31 Kcal (1056 kJ)
Calories from fat 87.31 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 9.7g 66%
Cholesterol 27.99mg 41%
Sodium 879.94mg 163%
Potassium 92.62mg 9%
Total Carbs 36.82g 55%
Sugars 9.74g 173%
Dietary Fiber 2.98g 53%
Protein 4.92g 44%
Iron 1.8mg 46%
Calcium 108.2mg 48%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Recipe Tags

Weightwatchers Points

  • 25.2
  • 30

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • good source of fiber

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium

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