By Eddy − On Sunday, December 12, 2021, 7 Months ago in Xtra Recipes
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Azorean Bolas Africanas Recipe

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 DifficultyVery Easy
Servings8
Info
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.
Ingredients
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
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
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Directions
  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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Comments
Lorena D.
Lorena D.
Very good!! Easy to make!!
2 Months ago, Tuesday, May 3, 2022
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Eddy
They are incredible Lorena.
2 Months ago, Tuesday, May 3, 2022
Barbara Macedo
Barbara Macedo
Good receipe to use for Christmas gift giving.
2 Months ago, Monday, May 2, 2022
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Eddy
Barbara, just a warning, I tried to control how many I ate because I am diabetic, but oh so hard, they are so good. 👍👍
2 Months ago, Monday, May 2, 2022
Eddy
My wife made these today and they are amazing.
7 Months ago, Saturday, December 18, 2021
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