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Bolo do caco is a typical bread from the Madeira region that can be found both on the Island of Madeira and on the Island of Porto Santo.
Preparation time:
20 min
Cooking Time:
20 min
Ready In:
2 h 40 min
Level of Difficulty:

Madeiran Bolo do Caco Recipe - Portuguese Recipes

Madeiran Bolo do Caco Recipe

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Posted in: Bread Recipes
Sat, Nov 14, 2020
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2.2 lbs (1000 gr) of flour1.65 lbs (750 gr) of sweet potatoes2 tablespoons (28 gr) of baker's yeast1 pinch of saltWater (150 ml) Get Portuguese groceries & stuff Get Portuguese groceries and other stuff at Amazon.com

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  1. Peel the potatoes, boil them in water and reduce them to puree.
  2. Add the yeast into a little water (aprox 150 ml) and add the salt as well.
  3. Place the flour on a clean surface, open a hole in the middle and place the sweet potatoes and yeast.
  4. Knead well and let the dough ferment for 2 to 3 hours.
  5. Divide the dough into small portions and flatten them (on a floured surface).
  6. 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


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