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Portuguese Bread

Makes: 2 Portuguese Breads  Oven: 200 °C / 400 °F
Preparation Time: 1 hour    Baking Time: 25 – 30 minutes

Ingredients

360 g Cake flour ( 3 x 250 ml / 3 cups )
120 g White bread flour ( 1 x 250 ml / 1 cup )
5 ml Salt ( 1 tsp )
250 ml Cooked sweet potato, mashed
( 1 cup, about 2 large sweet potatoes )
10 g Anchor Instant Yeast ( 1 packet )
310 ml Lukewarm water ( ± 1¼ cups )

Method

  1. Mix the cake flour, white bread flour and salt together.
  2. Add the mashed sweet potato and mix through.
  3. Add the Anchor Instant Yeast and mix.
  4. Add the lukewarm water to the flour mixture to form a soft dough and knead the dough until smooth and elastic.
  5. Cover with greased plastic and leave in a warm place to rest for 10 minutes.
  6. Knock the dough down, divide into 2 equal pieces for two loaves.
  7. Roll each piece into a round. Flatten the dough by hand and place onto a greased baking tray, cover with greased plastic and allow to rise in a warm place for 30 – 40 minutes.
  8. Bake in a preheated oven at 200 °C / 400 °F for 25 – 30 minutes, or until golden brown, or place in a cast iron pot and bake on an open fire.
Portuguese Bread