Portuguese Sweet Bread Rolls

Portuguese Sweet Bread Rolls

Portuguese Sweet Bread Rolls – delicious sweet, flaky bread rolls. These rolls are simple to make and they turn out beautiful and delicious.

I can’t stop baking lately. There are just so many things I want to make. So I made these Portuguese sweet rolls for the first time. I have the recipe from a friend of mine and I thought I’d give it a try. Making rolls is pretty easy, and so were these rolls. They turned out so beautiful, you almost don’t want to eat them, almost.

This is also the first time I used sweetened condensed milk in bread, and I make lots of sweet type breads. It’s the sweetened condensed milk that give these rolls the sweetness. They are just wonderful, so flaky and fragrant from the lemon zest, I just love them.


  • 4 tbsp butter
  • 75 ml warm milk
  • 3 eggs, slightly beaten
  • 150 ml sweetened condensed milk
  • 3½ cups all purpose flour
  • zest from ½ lemon
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 package of yeast (2¼ tsp) or about 50 g of fresh yeast
  • 1 egg for egg wash
  • sesame seeds or sugar (optional)
Read the whole recipe on Jo Cooks