Pão de Deus Recipe (Portuguese Bread Of God)

Pão de Deus Recipe (Portuguese Bread Of God)
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Pão de Deus Recipe also referred to Portuguese Bread Of God or Jesus bread is a rich sweet bread topped with a coconut filling. Try our Pão de Deus Recipe (Portuguese Bread of God) today and leave us your thoughts.

Have you been looking for a bread that suits every celebration of the year or something that never gets out of season? Then, this Portuguese coconut sweet bread, Pão de Deus Recipe is the perfect choice for you!

Pão de Deus Recipe or the bread of God or Jesus Bread is a Portuguese sweet bread that has a crunchy muffin-like topping with coconut. It is so sweet and crunchy on the outside and soft and fluffy inside.

Plus, this bread never runs out of season! It can be served in any occasion throughout the year! It is also best offered as treats for kids during All Saints Day.

Portuguese coconut sweet bread dough is usually savored with anise, lemon zest, or vanilla, or all of it, you are free to choose the best that suits your tastebuds!

And, what I love more about this is that it can be stored at temperature. No special storing skills needed. Just put it in an air-tight container and it will last there for three days!

So, what are you still waiting for? Go and start making your new favorite sweet bread!

Ingredients For Pão de Deus (Portuguese Bread Of God) Dough:

  • 3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour (420 grams)
  • 1 teaspoon salt (5 grams)
  • 1/2 teaspoon anise powder (3 grams)
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter (60 grams)
  • 3/4 cup milk warm (180 grams)
  • 1 tbsp dry yeast (15 grams)
  • 2 large-sized eggs (100 grams)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract (5 grams)
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar (70 grams)

Ingredients For Pão de Deus Coconut Filling:

  • 2 cups grated coconut (200 grams)
  • 3 egg yolks (60 grams)
  • 1/2 cup (100 grams)
  • 1 large-sized egg beaten for glazing
  • icing sugar for decorating

How To Make Pão de Deus Coconut Filling?

  1. In a medium bowl, add all the ingredients for the coconut topping except for beaten egg and icing sugar.
  2. Mix thoroughly until all ingredients are fully mixed.
  3. Set aside.

How To Make Pão de Deus Dough?

  1. In a large bowl, add the warm milk and yeast. Mix and let stand for 5 minutes.
  2. In a mixing bowl with hook attachment, add the flour, sugar, eggs, vanilla extract, salt, and yeast milk and mix on slow speed for 4 minutes.
  3. Add in the butter and continue to mix for additional 3-4 minutes or until the dough is smooth and well developed.
  4. Place the dough into a greased bowl and cover with plastic for 60 minutes or until the dough doubles in size.
  5. Divide the dough into equal portions and form round buns.
  6. Put them in a greased tray and brush with the beaten egg.
  7. Proof for 45 minutes.
  8. Preheat the oven to 180 C / 350 F about 15 minutes prior to the dough is fully proofed.
  9. Next, add the coconut filling on top of each sweet roll.
  10. Bake for 18 to 20 minutes or until golden brown.
  11. Remove from oven and allow to cool completely before sprinkling with icing sugar.
  12. Once cooled, transfer to a serving plate and serve. Enjoy!
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Pão de Deus (Portuguese Coconut Sweet Bread)

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Pão de Deus Recipe or the bread of God is a Portuguese sweet Bread that is a muffin-like sweet bread topped with coconut filling. It is so sweet and crunchy on the outside and soft and fluffy inside.
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Rest and Proofing 45 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine Azorean, Brazilain, Portuguese
Servings 10 rolls
Calories 150 kcal

Ingredients
  

INGREDIENTS FOR PÃO DE DEUS (PORTUGUESE BREAD OF GOD) DOUGH:

  • 3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 420 grams
  • 1 teaspoon salt 5 grams
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter 60 grams
  • 1/2 teaspoon anise powder 3 grams
  • 3/4 cup milk warm 180 grams
  • 1 tbsp dry yeast 15 grams
  • 2 large-sized eggs 100 grams
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 5 grams
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar 70 grams

INGREDIENTS FOR PÃO DE DEUS COCONUT FILLING:

  • 2 cups grated coconut 200 grams
  • 3 egg yolks 60 grams
  • 1/2 cup 100 grams
  • 1 large-sized egg beaten for glazing
  • icing sugar for decorating

Instructions
 

HOW TO MAKE PÃO DE DEUS COCONUT FILLING?

  • In a medium bowl, add all the ingredients for the coconut topping except for beaten egg and icing sugar.
  • Mix thoroughly until all ingredients are fully mixed.
  • Set aside.

HOW TO MAKE PÃO DE DEUS DOUGH?

  • In a large bowl, add the warm milk and yeast. Mix and let stand for 5 minutes.
  • In a mixing bowl with hook attachment, add the flour, sugar, eggs, vanilla extract, salt, and yeast milk and mix on slow speed for 4 minutes.
  • Add in the butter and continue to mix for additional 3-4 minutes or until the dough is smooth and well developed.
  • Place the dough into a greased bowl and cover with plastic for 60 minutes or until the dough doubles in size.
  • Divide the dough into equal portions and form round buns.
  • Put them in a greased tray and brush with the beaten egg.
  • Proof for 45 minutes.
  • Preheat the oven to 180 C / 350 F about 15 minutes prior to the dough is fully proofed.
  • Next, add the coconut filling on top of each sweet roll.
  • Bake for 18 to 20 minutes or until golden brown.
  • Remove from oven and allow to cool completely before sprinkling with icing sugar.
  • Once cooled, transfer to a serving plate and serve. Enjoy!
Keyword Pao de deus, Portuguese coconut sweet bread, sweet bread


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