This is a recipe we have made countless times in the bread machine, and it is fabulous every time. It tastes just like authentic Portuguese bread, and that's a really good thing. --Mark
1 1/4 cup water
1/4 cup butter
1 T sugar
1 1/2 tsp salt
3 1/2 cups bread flour
2 tsp bread machine yeast
Combine all ingredients in the bread machine pan in the listed order. Program machine for large, white bread. Enjoy!
This will make a 2 lb loaf. You can use a mix of regular and bread flour, but bread flour gives it a lighter, more authentic flavor.