Portuguese Cornbread (Broa)

Portuguese Cornbread (broa)

No Photo

Have you made this?

 Share your own photo!

Mikekey *

By
@Mikekey

Great with soup.

Rating:

☆☆☆☆☆ 0 votes

Serves:
2 loaves
Prep:
4 Hr
Cook:
30 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

  • 4 1/2 tsp
    (2 envelopes) active dry yeast
  • 2 c
    stone-ground cornmeal, divided
  • 1 1/2 c
    lukewarm water, divided
  • 1 c
    milk, scalded and cooled to lukewarm
  • 2 Tbsp
    vegetable oil
  • 2 tsp
    salt
  • 5-6 c
    all purpose flour

How to Make Portuguese Cornbread (Broa)

Step-by-Step

  1. Combine the yeast and half the cornmeal in a large mixing bowl. Add 1/2 cup of the water and beat until smooth. Allow to rise in a warm spot until doubled in bulk, 30 to 45 minutes.
  2. Stir the mixture to deflate it, and add the remaining water, milk, oil, salt and the remaining cornmeal. Stir to combine. Add enough of the flour, 1 cup at a time, to make a soft but workable dough, usually about 5 cups.
  3. Turn onto a well-floured surface and knead vigorously for 5 minutes, until the dough is smooth and elastic. Shape into a ball and place in a greased bowl, turning it so as to cover all sides lightly with grease. Cover with a clean cloth and allow to rise until double in bulk, about 1 hour.
  4. Punch the dough down and knead on a well-floured surface for 5 minutes. Replace in the bowl, allow to double in bulk again, then knead for 5 more minutes. Divide the dough in two and form into round balls. Place on a greased baking sheet or in individual greased cake pans and allow to double in bulk again.
  5. Place a shallow pan of water in the bottom of the oven and preheat to 500 degrees F. Place the loaves in the center of the oven and bake for 15 minutes.
  6. Reduce the oven temperature to 400 degrees F and bake an additional 15 minutes. Once the loaves are browned and produce a hollow sound when thumped, remove to cooling racks.

Printable Recipe Card

About Portuguese Cornbread (Broa)

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



Leave a Comment

Comfort Food Recipes For Tonight’s Dinner

Comfort Food Recipes For Tonight’s Dinner


With the weather being all over the place these days, comfort food has been what I’ve craved. What’s considered comfort food? Everyone may have a different opinion but it can be a variety of different things. It can be something that reminds you of your childhood, maybe a meal based on the region you live/grew […]

31 Recipes to Make for Dinner in March

31 Recipes to Make for Dinner in March


Stuck in a dinner rut? We’re here to help with your March menu! We’ve curated 31 family-friendly meals that are tested and approved by home cooks just like you. Twists on family favorites, new dinner ideas, and heirloom recipes, we have all the meals you need for the month below!

Homemade Frosting Recipes To Up Your Cake Game

Homemade Frosting Recipes To Up Your Cake Game


Want to know how to turn a boxed cake into something super special? Make a batch of homemade buttercream frosting! Creamy and buttery, use it to frost a cake and make pretty rosettes with a piping bag. It turns an ordinary cake into bakery quality. No one will guess how easy it was to make. […]