Madeiran Bolo do Caco Recipe
Posted in: Bread RecipesFri, Nov 13, 2020
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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.
2.2 lbs (1000 gr) of flour1.65 lbs (750 gr) of sweet potatoes2 tablespoons (28 gr) of active dry yeast1 pinch of saltWater (150 ml) Get Portuguese ingredients
- 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.
Recipe & Photo Credit: oilhadamadeira.pt
Evelyn Azevedo - 1 Year ago
Sounds real good and tasty. Gives me something new to try.
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Great Evelyn, enjoy.
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