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Massa (Homemade Sweet Bread) Recipe

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Rosemary Tobin


4 cups scolded 🥛 cooled
3-4 sticks cinnamon sticks
2 cubes butter melted
1 lemon 🍋 rind (about 1 Tbsp)
Combine lemon rind and butter together, set aside
16 eggs well beaten
4 cups sugar
16 cups flour
2 Tbsp salt
Combine salt and flour together put in large bowl 🍲
3 pkg dry yeast
Or 1/4 lb of fresh yeast
1/4 cup warm water
1 Tbsp flour
1 Tbsp sugar
Combine yeast , water, flour , sugar together let rise to triple
In size

Beat eggs til light and fluffy. Add sugar continue
To beat untill well mixed
Scald milk 🥛 with the cinnamon , let cool take cinnamon
Out of milk, add to egg mixture,
to do yeast,
combine yeast flour, water and sugar in med bowl until
triple in size, add to egg mixture
In very large bowl, add flour and salt, gradually add
egg mixture to flour, add melted butter with the lemon 🍋
A little at a time to flour mixture, mix with a large spoon
Until it is to hard to mix. Mix with hands .
Add more flour if needed so dough is not sticky,
Knead 25 minutes let rise overnight
Next morning knead again for 10 minutes.
Grease baking pans. Put butter on your hands
Make loaves, to fill about half the pan . Let rise until
Loaves are about at the top of the pans. Brush
Milk on top to make shiny.
Bake 325 for about 35-40 minutes

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
10 loaves per batch
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
This is Nana Tobinís recipe. My 4 sister in laws and me
Started doing this after my mother in law passed away in
Now we get together with all 5 of us and their kids and now their
Kids. Such a nice fun tradition.🥰
On Easter Sunday we all get together for brunch, everyone
Brings a loaf of bread, and I do omelettes, everyone brings
either brings sausage, bacon ham or linguica, and fruit salad.
There is usually about 60-70 people that come.
Such a fun day🌈




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