Micha Bread
From: 100 Recetas Tipicas Panamanas de Dona Dora
Contributed by Virginia Hirons, Translated by Lena


1   envelope of yeast
1/4 cup warm water
1   tsp sugar
1 1/2 tsp salt
2 Tbl of grease or butter
2  Tbl sugar
2  cups of warm milk
6  cups of flour


In a bowl dissolve in  warm water the yeast along with 1 teaspoon of sugar, wait 5 minutes and add salt, grease or butter, the 2 Tablespoons of sugar and the warm milk, add 3 cups of flour mixing well, add the rest of the flour.  Put on a table or board liberally floured, knead until it is smooth and elastisized, grease a large bowl and make a ball out of the dough, place it in the bowl cover it with a damp cloth let rise until it has doubled in size.

After 2 1/2-3 hours knead and once again make a ball let sit  30 minutes or until double in size once more, divide and shape into ovals or one that you like, place in greased molds. Bake 35-40 minutes at 350F.

April 22, 1999
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