Portuguese Food: Regueifa doce recipe

Easter is the most important holiday for my family. At 1 p.m. sharp we all sit at the table surrounded by delicious food, however, one is special for us: the sweet regueifa doce that my grandma prepares during the week to give to friends and family. Easter is gone now, but I have to share with you this delicious regueifa doce recipe that has been passed on from generation to generation with a special main ingredient: love.

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Regueifa doce Recipe

How to make regueifa doce?

Ingredient list

  • 1 kg of wheat flour
  • 7 eggs (of approximately 60 g each)
  • 300 g of sugar
  • 150 g of butter
  • 50 g baker’s yeast
  • 3 tbsp of hot water
  • 1 tsp spoon of refined salt

Regueifa doce recipe

  • Mix the salt with the hot water and then dissolve the baker’s yeast into that mixture.
  • Put 800 g of wheat flour in a bowl, make a hole in the middle and add the sugar, 6 previously whisked eggs and the dissolved baker’s yeast. Mix everything.
  • Add the rest of the wheat flour and mix it until the dough doesn’t stick to the bowl or your hands. Cover the bowl with a warm kitchen cloth until the mix doubles its size – this can take 7h to 24h.
  • Sprinkle a kitchen cloth with wheat flour, put the dough over it and knead it. Split it into two rolls and roll them into one braid. Put the dough braid over a sheet of greaseproof paper previously sprinkled with wheat flour and cover it with a warm kitchen cloth until it triples its size.
  • Preheat the oven at 180º Celsius. Whisk the remaining egg and brush the dough with it. Put it into the oven for 20 minutes and then it’s ready.

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