Amy’s Paposecos

Posted on June 25, 2007. Filed under: Bread |

Amy’s Paposecos
aka Portuguese Rolls

2 Tablespoon of yeast
¼ cup of butter
½ to 1 Tablespoon of shortening
1 Tablespoon salt
1 Tablespoon and 1 teaspoon sugar
4 cups lukewarm water
About 10 cups flour

Add yeast and 1 teaspoon sugar to warm water. Let yeast get bubbly. Add butter or margarine, rest of sugar, shortening, and salt and mix well. Add flour 1 cup at a time till a nice soft and elastic dough forms.
Let rest for 1 hour or until double in size.
Roll into approximately 25 balls. Flatten with hand and put a crease in the middle. Fold along crease, turn upside down and rest for 10 minutes. On greased cookie sheet, turn rolls back over and let rise for another hour.
Brush with milk before putting in the oven. Bake at 400 degrees for 20 minutes.

Adapted from the recpie in this book: Foods of the Azores Islands by Deolinda Maria Avila

Go to source: Another Catholic Mom


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