Sweet Portuguese Rolls

Sweet Portuguese Rolls

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  • Makes 12 rolls
  • 15 minutes, plus 1 hours resting time
  • 25 - 30 minutes


  • 4 T butter
  • 1/3 cup warm milk
  • 3 eggs, slightly beaten
  • 2/3 cup sweetened condensed milk
  • 3½ cups white bread flour
  • Lemon zest
  • 2 T brown sugar
  • 1/2 t salt
  • 50 g fresh yeast
  • 1 egg for egg wash
  • Sesame seeds or sugar (optional)

Cooking Instructions

Heat milk until warm, but not boiling. Add the yeast and brown sugar and stir with a fork.

Mix flour, zest and salt in a mixing bowl.

In another bowl, add the melted butter, eggs, condensed milk, yeast mixture and stir everything together.

Pour the wet ingredients over the dry ingredients and mix in a blender using the dough hook for about 3 minutes on medium. The dough will be pretty sticky and elastic. Let the dough rise and double in size in a warm place.

Turn the dough over onto a clean surface. Knead the dough for a 2 minutes and shape into a long roll. Cut into 12 equal portions and roll into balls.

Preheat oven to 180 degrees. Let them sit for a few more minutes, so they rise a bit more, then brush them with the egg wash and sprinkle with sesame seeds or sugar.

Bake for about 25 to 30 minutes.

Monche Muller Recipe by: Monche Muller
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Monché Muller is the Executive Chef of the international Oddo Vins et Domaines wine label. She previously worked at Cucina Labia and De Kloof Eatery, as well as TASTE magazine. She is the author of Harvest Table.

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