Portuguese Muffins - Bolo Levedo

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These are tasty English muffin-like breads from Titia Teolinda in St Micheal, the Azores. They're baked on a griddle, like pancakes.

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Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Additional Time:
2 hrs 15 mins
Total Time:
3 hrs
Servings:
15
Yield:
15 cakes

Ingredients

  • 1 (.25 ounce) envelope active dry yeast

  • ¼ cup warm water

  • 6 cups all-purpose flour

  • 1 cup white sugar

  • 3 eggs

  • ¼ cup melted butter, cooled

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • 1 ¼ cups milk

Directions

  1. In a small bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water with a pinch of the sugar. Set aside to ferment, about 10 minutes.

  2. Transfer the yeast mixture to a large bowl, and stir in the sugar, eggs, salt, flour, and milk until the dough comes together. Stir in the melted butter, then turn the dough out onto a floured surface, and knead for about 10 minutes, or until smooth and elastic. Cover dough with a cloth and set aside to rise until doubled in bulk, about 45 minutes.

  3. Divide dough into about 15 to 20 pieces, and shape them into flat round cakes about 1/2 inch thick. Place a cloth on the table and dust it with flour. Arrange the cakes on the cloth, allowing space for rising. Allow them to set for 1 1/2 hours.

  4. Place the cakes in a heavy ungreased skillet, and cook over low heat. Fry the cakes on each side until golden.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

287 Calories
5g Fat
53g Carbs
7g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 15
Calories 287
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 5g 6%
Saturated Fat 3g 13%
Cholesterol 47mg 16%
Sodium 123mg 5%
Total Carbohydrate 53g 19%
Dietary Fiber 1g 5%
Total Sugars 15g
Protein 7g
Calcium 38mg 3%
Iron 3mg 14%
Potassium 108mg 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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