|Preparation time||20 min|
|Cooking Time||20 min|
|Ready In||2 h 40 min|
|Level of Difficulty||Easy|
Bolo de caco is a traditional bread from the Portuguese island of Madeira. It is a flat, round bread made with sweet potato, flour, salt, sugar, and yeast. The dough is then baked on a flat stone, which gives it a distinctive texture and flavor.
Bolo de caco is a staple food in Madeira and is often served as an accompaniment to meals, particularly with garlic butter or cheese. It can also be used as a sandwich bread, with fillings such as tuna, ham, or cheese. In recent years, bolo de caco has become popular in other parts of Portugal and in other countries as well.
- Peel the potatoes, boil them in water and reduce them to puree.
- Add the yeast into a little water (aprox 150 ml) and add the salt as well.
- Place the flour on a clean surface, open a hole in the middle and place the sweet potatoes and yeast.
- Knead well and let the dough ferment for 2 to 3 hours.
- Divide the dough into small portions and flatten them (on a floured surface).
- Then cook the caco cakes on a hot skillet on both sides.
Suggestion: You can brush the cakes with garlic butter and sprinkle them with chopped parsley and a little salt.