Bolo Levado (azorean Sweet Muffins) Recipe

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Bolo Levado (Azorean Sweet muffins)

Mikekey K

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@Mikekey

Bolo Lêvedo is a Portuguese sweet muffin typical of the Azores Islands.They look like English muffins. Serve toasted with fresh butter.


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Serves:

16

Prep:

2 Hr 45 Min

Cook:

15 Min

Method:

Stove Top

Ingredients

1 pkg
(.25 oz) active dry yeast
1/4 c
warm water
7 1/2 c
all purpose flour
1 c
sugar
4 large
eggs
1/4 c
butter, melted
1/4 tsp
salt
1 1/2 c
milk

Directions Step-By-Step

1
In a bowl, dissolve the yeast in warm water with a pinch of the sugar. Set aside to ferment, about 8-10 minutes.
2
Transfer the yeast mixture to a large bowl, and stir in the sugar, eggs, salt, flour, and milk until the dough becomes a smooth and even consistency.
3
Stir in the melted butter, then turn the dough out onto a floured surface, and knead for about 10 minutes, or until smooth and elastic.
4
Cover dough with a cloth and set aside to rise until doubled in bulk, about 45 minutes to an hour.
5
Divide dough into about 16 pieces, and shape them into flat round cakes about 1/2 inch thick. Place a cloth on the table and dust it with flour. Arrange the cakes on the cloth, allowing space for rising. Allow them to set for 1 1/2 hours.
6
Place the cakes in a large ungreased skillet, and cook over low heat. Cook the cakes on each side until dark golden brown and place them on a platter once done.
7
Best served while hot but can be stored for 1-2 weeks in a refrigerator to maintain freshness.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Sweet Breads
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: Portugese