Recipe: Perfect Bolo do caco (Madeiran bread)

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Bolo do caco (Madeiran bread). Bolo do caco (Madeiran bread) Bolo do caco is a typical Madeiran bread, made from flour, sweet potatoes, yeast, water and salt. It has a circular and flat shape and normally is serviced with garlic butter. Bolo do caco is a typical Madeiran bread, made from flour, sweet potatoes, yeast, water and salt.

Bolo do caco (Madeiran bread) The Portuguese island of Madeira may be geographically small, but it packs a big culinary punch. When I was there on vacation, I fell in love with Bolo do Caco, the ubiquitous bread served at every meal. Typically served warm and slathered in garlic butter, this unique sweet‑potato based bread feels a little like a distant cousin of an English muffin. You go for it boiling stew Bolo do caco (Madeiran bread) employing 8 modus operandi than 14 also. Here you go do the trick.

receipt of Bolo do caco (Madeiran bread)

  1. It's 375 g of Sweet potato.
  2. It's 375 g of Bread flour.
  3. You need 9 g of Active yeast.
  4. You need 220-230 ml of warm water (boil sweet potato).
  5. Prepare of Salt.
  6. It's of Butter 1 small chunk.
  7. You need 2 cloves of Garlic.
  8. You need of Flat parsley.

How to make Bola do Caco bread. Bake the Bola do Caco in the pan (a smaller high sided pan is recommended but I didn't have one and it worked just fine) Leave the dough to rise for a second time. The texture of the bread which is slightly chewy on the outside but soft and light inside. Cover the bread rounds with a clean tea towel to keep.

Bolo do caco (Madeiran bread) step by step

  1. Boil sweet potato in slightly salted water for 20 minutes..
  2. Remove the softened sweet potato from the water and keep the water for later use..
  3. Mash the sweet potato and let it cool down..
  4. Wait until the water that boil sweet potato to cool down to be warm and get 150ml water to mix with yeast. Leave the yeast mixture aside for 10 minutes..
  5. Add the yeast mixture into the mashed sweet potato and mix well. And then add in a tiny salt in..
  6. Mix the mashed sweet potato with the flour..
  7. Add in 80ml sweet potato water gradually in the dough and keep kneading until the texture shown as picture..
  8. Sprinkle a bit flour on the top and cover the dough by a tea towel or clingfilm and let the dough do the first 40-minute fermentation..
  9. When the dough is double sized, it’s ready for the further step..
  10. Sprinkle some flour and divide the dough into 6 small doughs. Sprinkle more flour on the top of the doughs and cover by a tea towel for 2nd 15-20 minute fermentation..
  11. Add mashed garlic, chopped parsley and salt into a soften butter and mix them well. And then put it into the fridge..
  12. Heat the pan and put one dough in. Flat the dough a bit and fry one side for 5-10 minutes (depends on the size). Make sure both sides turn into golden brown and get the hollow sound when patting the bread..
  13. Cover the ready cooked breads by a clean tea towel..
  14. When serve the bread, just slice the bread and put some garlic butter inside of the bread like a sandwich and then cut the bread into quarters. Enjoy..

Bolo de Caco is a very traditional and signature eat in Madeiran cuisine. Bolo do caco is a round bread that is traditionally cooked on a caco, a basalt stone slab. The bread is usually served simply with garlic butter and is usually eaten as a sandwich with typical Madeiran foods like octopus, meat skewers (espetada), milho frito, and also. This sweet potato bread is a traditional recipe from Madeira. Bolo do Caco is a soft bread that usually is served with a garlicky butter as entrée for any meal.