Thursday, February 16, 2012

Cooking Thursday

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Good Morning, hope everyone is having a wonderful week :)

On to today's recipe which is a favorite of mine, it's Portuguese Milk Rolls and I remember eating them as a child when we lived in Portugal. :)

Extremely easy to make and so good :)

Paezinhos de Leite

Paezinhos de Leite – Portuguese Milk Rolls

1 cup and 2 tablespoons of milk
1 and a half tablespoons softened butter
1/4 cup  sugar
3 cups flour
pinch of salt
1 packet dry yeast
1 egg + little milk for egg wash
Place the ingredients in your bread machine following the directions.  For mine, I add all the liquids first, then the dry except for the yeast.   I then make a small hole in the dry ingredients using my finger and pour the yeast into the little well.   Set to the dough cycle.
When done, remove the dough, place it on a floured surface, then make small rolls by pinching off balls of dough.  These rise quite a bit so don’t make them too big.
( for those that don’t have the bread machine, to make it the traditional way,  slightly warm the milk, add the butter and yeast.   In a bowl, add the dry ingredients, make a well in the center and add the liquids.  Knead well for a few minutes until you get a dough that is smooth and doesn’t stick to the sides of the bowl.    Make a ball, cover with a dish towel and let rise for about 30 minutes.  Proceed with making the individual rolls )
I like shaping mine into ovals.  Place them on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper.  Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
In a small bowl, mix the beaten egg with a little bit of milk.
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Brush the tops of the rolls and then let them rise for about 30 minutes.
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Place them in the oven and bake for 25 to 30 minutes until nice and brown.  Enjoy!
Best way to have them, or at least my favorite way, is to eat them warm, slathered with butter, a slice of cheese and a slice of ham.
Paezinhos de Leite


  1. Maybe I need to dust off the bread machine and try this. Those rolls look Yummy and "easy". Thanks for this recipe!

  2. I am making these this weekend! I am so hungry!

  3. I wish you lived next door to me :(


  4. They look so soft and moist! really cool!

  5. oh these look so yummy! Thank you so much for sharing this!


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