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These delicious Azorean African, cocoa and coconut balls (bolas Africanas) are simple to make and a traditional sweet in the island of S. Miguel, Azores.
Preparation time:
15 min
Cooking Time:
30 min
Ready In:
45 min
Level of Difficulty:
Very Easy

Azorean Bolas Africanas Recipe - Portuguese Recipes

Azorean Bolas Africanas Recipe

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Sun, Dec 12, 2021
5 out of 5 with 4 ratings
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1 liter of milk500 gr or 2 and 1/2 cups of sugar3 tablespoons of cocoa powder2 tablespoons of butter400 gr or about 3 cups of packed hard bread200 gr or 2 cups of grated coconut * Get Portuguese ingredients & stuff Get Portuguese ingredients and other stuff at Amazon.com


  1. Heat the milk with sugar until it boils and pour over the crumbly bread.
  2. Stir well with a wooden spoon until the bread is broken down.
  3. Add 150 gr of grated coconut, the butter and cocoa powder to the preparation and mix well.
  4. Heat the preparation in a pan always stirring, it takes a good few minutes.
  5. It's ready when the mixture is dry and when you can see the bottom of the pan when stirring.
  6. Remove from the heat, allow it to cool completely and form small balls.
  7. Roll the balls in grated coconut.
  8. Place in paper cups and serve.
Recipe Credit: receitas-nani.blogspot.com
Photo Credit: Paula Costa
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Eduardo - 1 Month ago
My wife made these today and they are amazing.

Maria - 1 Month ago
What kind of bread. Thanks Maria

One day old papo-secos are good, but I think any bread will do.
1 Month ago (+0) (-0)

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