Azorean Bolo de Sertã (Flat Bread) Recipe
Posted in: Bread RecipesTue, Mar 13, 2018
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2 cups yellow or white corn flour1 teaspoon of table salt1 and 1/2 cups of boiling water1 cup of all-purpose flour1/3 cup of water Get Portuguese ingredients
*Makes 2 Breads*
- Place the corn flour and salt into a large bowl and mix.
- Pour about one half of the boiling water over the corn flour and stir it well.
- Add the remaining hot water as you continue to stir.
- Set aside for 20 to 30 minutes.
- Mix in the all purpose flour and 1/3 cup water.
- Knead the dough for about 5 to 10 minutes, making sure all the flour is incorporated (add a little more water if needed).
- The dough should be a little lumpy, soft, and not very elastic.
- Let it rest for about 10 minutes.
- Divide the dough into two equal parts and form them into ball shapes.
- Dust one ball with flour and and then gently flatten it to a thickness of 1/4 inch.
- Make sure the flattened dough is not larger than the pan it will be cooked in.
- Place the flattened dough carefully in a cast iron skillet (recommended).
- Cook on medium/low heat for about 20 minutes until the bottom is golden brown.
- When it is golden, flip to cook the other side.
- Repeat the process with the second piece of dough.
- Once done, place the breads on the serving platter and serve while hot.
Recipe & Photo Credit: easyportugueserecipes.com *
Marilyn - 7 Months ago
Do you grease or oil the skillet to keep the bread from sticking?
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No Marilyn, it should not stick.
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Joseph - 1 Year ago
Wow. This is basically a tortilla recipe we use here in Mexico. The masa (dough) is just in smaller balls and flattened in a tortilla press, then quickly grilled on a comal (or in a skillet, preferably cast iron also). It seems almost every cuisine has some form of flatbread and I have always enjoyed experimenting with them.