Bolo Levado (Azorean Sweet muffins)

Bolo Levado (azorean Sweet Muffins)

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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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2 Hr 45 Min
15 Min
Stove Top


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

How to Make Bolo Levado (Azorean Sweet muffins)


  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.

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About Bolo Levado (Azorean Sweet muffins)

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

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