Posted on Friday, November 13, 2020 in Bread Recipes

Madeiran Bolo do Caco Recipe

This bolo do caco recipe is a typical bread from the Madeira region that can be found both on the Island of Madeira and on the Island of Porto Santo.
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Madeiran Bolo do Caco Recipe


Preparation time 20 min
Cooking Time 20 min
Ready In2 h 40 min
Level of DifficultyEasy
Servings10

Ingredients

2.2 lbs (1000 gr) of flour1.65 lbs (750 gr) of sweet potatoes2 tablespoons (28 gr) of active dry yeast1 pinch of saltWater (150 ml)
2.2 lbs (1000 gr) of flour1.65 lbs (750 gr) of sweet potatoes2 tablespoons (28 gr) of active dry yeast1 pinch of saltWater (150 ml)
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Preparation

  1. Peel the potatoes, boil them in water and reduce them to puree.
  2. Add the yeast into a little water (aprox 150 ml) and add the salt as well.
  3. Place the flour on a clean surface, open a hole in the middle and place the sweet potatoes and yeast.
  4. Knead well and let the dough ferment for 2 to 3 hours.
  5. Divide the dough into small portions and flatten them (on a floured surface).
  6. Then cook the caco cakes on a hot skillet on both sides.

Suggestion: You can brush the cakes with garlic butter and sprinkle them with chopped parsley and a little salt.

Recipe & Photo Credit: oilhadamadeira.pt

Jill
Jill
I had this in Funchal last week and can't wait to make it myself. Going to make it tomorrow evening for my garlic bread-loving granddaughters. In Funchal, they made it with oil for me, rather than butter, as I am a vegan 🥰 I will make it with vegan-friendly butter. I will update after I have made it.
1 year ago, Thursday, June 1, 2023
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Jürgen
Jürgen
When you're a vegan, whats about the yeast ?
9 months ago, Tuesday, September 19, 2023
Brian
Brian
Yeast is a fungus so perfectly fine for vegans.
5 months ago, Monday, January 15, 2024
Anita Velho
Anita Velho
Looks good. I have never made it before, I think it might freeze well. I will make it soon. I love your Portuguese recipes.
1 year ago, Saturday, April 15, 2023
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Soemie Mokamat
Soemie Mokamat
I had eaten it in Funchal (went 3 times to Madeira). I have made it here at home Rotterdam, The Netherlands. And my friends like it too
1 year ago, Friday, March 31, 2023
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Evelyn Azevedo
Evelyn Azevedo
Sounds real good and tasty. Gives me something new to try.
2 years ago, Sunday, February 27, 2022
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