The last few times I made bread, it had a strong yeasty aftertaste to
it. The bread came out fine, except for the taste. I made it by hand
and used Fleshmanns (sp) yeast from Sam's Club if that made a
difference. Now that I think of it I used about 2 tablespoons of
yeast for the 2 packages of yeast. Too much yeast??
* Exported from MasterCook *
Mary's Portuguese Sweet Bread
Recipe By : A Hundred Years of Island Cooking
Serving Size : 4 Preparation Time :0:00
Categories : Sweet Breads Yeast Bread
Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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2 packages active dry yeast
1/2 cup warm potato water
3 tablespoons sugar
1 cup mashed potatoes
1/8 tablespoon ground ginger
1/2 cup milk
2 teaspoons salt
1 3/4 cups sugar
1/2 cup butter
8 cups flour -- (8 to 10)
Dissolve yeast in potato water. Stir in the 3 tablespoons sugar, potatoes and ginger. Cover; let rise until doubled.
Scald milk. add salt and cool to lukewarm. In small bowl of electric mixer, beat eggs; and gradually beat in the 1 3/4 cups sugar. Stir into yeast mixture. Add butter and mix well. Stir in 2 cups of the flour, then the milk. Add 2 more cups of the fl
our; beat 5 minutes. Stir in enough remaining flour to make a stiff dough. Place on lightly floured board and knead in remaining flour until dough is smooth and elastic, about 8 to 10 minutes. Place in greased bowl. turning to grease top of dough. Co
ver; let rise until dough is doubled. Grease four 9" x 5" x 3" loaf pans. Punch down dough and on a lightly floured board, divide into fourths. Shape each fourth into a loaf; place in prepared pans. Cover; let rise until doubled.
Preheat electric oven to 325 degrees F. Bake for 45 minutes or until done.
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NOTES : Use bread pans, and not free form. Reduce baking time, bread tends to burn