Something I have been doing but shouldn’t have:
Yesterday I ate a lot of bread. This diet misstep reminded me why I don’t make bread anymore: I eat all of it.
Something I should be doing but haven’t:
Someone (namely “me”) is running a half marathon on Sunday. I haven’t trained at all, in fact, I haven’t run more than 8 miles in about a month. It should be a jolly good time! I am taking the “fly by the seat of my pants” approach and just going for it. Actually, I am going for the “It is supposed to be pouring, so the faster I run, the faster it will be over” approach. Oh, and also the “I really love medels” approach.
Something I will be doing and wont forget:
Note to self: Sunday, remember that you have a race, your anniversary, and perhaps most importantly, Harley’s 1st birthday. Self, don’t forget any of these things!
Something you should be doing and will:
Make this bread! It is super tasty and I just realized that it would make awesome french toast!
Portuguese Sweet Bread
- 2 packages active dry yeast
- 1/4 cup warm water
- 1 cup lukewarm milk (scalded, then cooled)
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 3 eggs
- 1/2 cup butter, softened
- 5 1/2 – 6 cups flour
- 1 egg
- 1 Tsp brown sugar
- Dissolve yeast in warm water in large bowl. Stir in milk, 3/4 cup sugar, salt, 3 eggs, margarine and 3 cups flour. Beat until smooth.
- Stir in enough remaining flour to make dough easy to handle. Turn dough onto lightly floured surface.
- Knead until smooth and elastic, about 5 minutes. Place in greased bowl. Turn greased side up. Cover and let rise in warm place until double, 1 1/2 to 2 hours. (Dough is ready if indentation remains when touched)
- Punch down dough and divide into halves. Place each half in a greased bread pan. Cover and let rise until double, about 1 hour.
- Heat oven to 350F.
- Beat 1 egg slightly and brush over loaves. Sprinkle with 1 teaspoon sugar and 1 tsp brown sugar. Bake until loaves are golden brown, 35 to 45 minutes.