Photo of the Day - Brazilian- Style Rosca

Homemade Brazilian-style Rosca for the Holiday Season. This sweet bread is a very common bread that is made by Brazilian mothers who want to treat their families with yummy deliciousness. I first tried my own Rosca when my Brazilian husband grandmother sent one my way. I remember thinking it was the most delicious sweet bread and it was even tastier because of the love it was made with. If you're interested in making this I will post the recipe below:

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akes 4 small breads.

  • 50 gm bakers yeast
  • 1 cup warm water
  • 7 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 tbsp butter or margarine
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cup hot milk
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 eggs

Glaze:

  • 1/3 cup hot water and 6 tbsp brown sugar
  • Stir and let thicken

Mix yeast with warm water and 1 cup flour. Leaven approximately 2 hours. In a bowl beat eggs, sugar and salt. Add butter. Whisk with yeast. Gradually add flour. Knead until dough forms a ball, approximately 10 minutes. Cover and let rise in a warm spot approximately 2 hours. Divide dough into 4 pieces which are rolled into tubular shapes, stretched and twisted, each 3 feet long. Fold each piece in half and twist again to shape into a braid. Rest on a greased cookie sheet 1 hour. Bake in 350 F oven for 45 minutes. Brush with glaze while warm.