Caralhotas de Almeirim is a homemade water bread, identical to merendeira, it's delicious and goes well with any soup.
8 cups of all-purpose flour1 and 1/2 tablespoons of bakers yeast1 tablespoon of salt3 and 1/2 cups of warm waterGet Portuguese ingredients & stuff
- Dissolve the bakers yeast in warm water.
- In a large bowl, place the flour and the salt.
- Make a hole in the center of the flour and pour the warm water and the yeast.
- With your hands, mix the flour with the water, so as not to leave lumps (if you find that it is still a little dry, add more warm water, until the dough looks moist and sticky). This process takes a few minutes (10 minutes approx.)
- After mixing and kneading, cover the dough with a clean cloth, and add another warm cloth on top, in order to start the fermentation, which takes between one and two hours, depending on the location and time of year.
- At this point preheat the oven at 180ºC or 350ºF.
- With wet hands, take bun sized pieces of dough and form them into balls.
- Place the balls in a dusted with flour baking sheet and bake for 30 to 40 minutes.
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