Bolos Levedos | Azores Islands Sweet Muffin Cakes

Bolos Levedos are a delicious treat from the Portuguese Azores Islands! These are a mix between a cake and a bread. Try this tender treat warm and top with butter or jam.

 

 

Bolo Levedo, Portuguese Muffins

Bolos Levedos | Portuguese Sweet Muffin Cakes

Prep Time: 6 hrs
Cook Time: 25 mins
Serves 10 bolos
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Bolos Levedos are a delicious treat from the Portuguese Azores Islands! These are a mix between a cake and a bread. Try this tender treat warm and top with butter or jam.

Ingredients

  • 1 package yeast 2¼ teaspoons
  • ¼ cup warm water add a pinch of sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup sugar
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 2 cups milk warmed
  • 7.5 cups flour
  • ¼ cup butter melted

Instructions

  • Re-hydrate the yeast by adding it to a bowl with a pinch of sugar and ¼ cup of warm water (105-115°F). Set aside
  • Warm the milk to about 115°F. The milk should feel warm but not hot to the touch. This will help speed up the time it takes for your dough to rise.
  • Mix together eggs, sugar, salt and milk. Stir to combine. Add in flour, re-hydrated yeast, and butter. Stir to combine, using your hands if needed to incorporate all the ingredients into a wet dough. It will be coating your hands or spoon.
  • Knead the dough for 5 minutes. Let it proof, or rise, until it has doubled in size. This will take any where from 1½-2 hours depending on the temperature of your ingredients and the temperature of the air.
  • Generously coat the countertop with flour. Once the dough has doubled in size, knead again for 3 minutes. After kneading, shape the dough into balls about the size of tennis balls. Flatten the balls slightly into discs about 3 inches in diameter. Place them on a floured baking sheet. Leave room in between each bolo so they have room to expand. Let them rise for about 1½ - 2½ hours
  • Cook the bolos on the stove top in a pan over medium-low heat, about 5 minutes on each side. Then transfer to an oven preheated to 325°F, for 10-12 minutes, or until the internal temperature reaches 190°F. This will allow the exterior to brown slightly and develop a slight crust and then the interior will finish cooking in the oven.

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