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Pan de Leche (Spanish Sweet Milk Bread) Recipe

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Added: Wednesday, November 2, 2011

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Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
3-oz. lukewarm water
1 envelope dry yeast
1 egg
1/2 cube (50 gr) softened butter
1/2 cup sugar
1 1/2 cups white flour
2-3 Tbsp. vegetable oil

Directions:
Directions:
Warm milk and pour into a glass measuring cup. Mix in the dried yeast until completely dissolved. Cover with a small kitchen towel and set is a warm place, away from drafts for 10 minutes.

Cream butter and sugar in a medium mixing bowl. Beat egg into the butter-sugar mixture. Add yeast-milk and mix thoroughly.

Add flour to mixing bowl, 1/2 cup at a time. Mix in flour with a wooden spoon until dough forms a ball. If necessary, add additional flour 1 Tbsp. at a time until soft dough is formed.

Dust dough with 1 Tbsp. flour. Cover bowl with a wet kitchen towel and place in a warm spot, away from drafts. Allow to rise for 30 minutes.

After rising, dough will be soft, spongy and sticky. Coat hands with oil. Uncover and knead dough 5-6 times. Separate dough into 4 pieces. Form into balls or rectangles and place on cookie sheet or baking stone. Allow to rise for 15 minutes.

Preheat oven to 400º. Bake bread for 7 minutes. Remove and brush with vegetable oil. Return to oven and continue to bake for 7-10 minutes. Remove when bread begins to brown. Allow to cool for 5 minutes, then serve with butter or jam.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
4 large rolls
Preparation Time:
Preparation Time:
1 hour, 45 minutes
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
Large sweet rolls are often served for breakfast or afternoon "merienda" in Spain. Sometimes the bread is split and topped with sugar while baking. It makes a good breakfast food, served with butter and marmalade or quince "membrillo." This easy bread recipe is perfect for beginning cooks and bread makers.

 

 

 

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