By Eddy − On Sunday, March 12, 2017, 7 years ago in Bread Recipes
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Portuguese Folar de Pascoa Recipe

Portuguese Folar de Pascoa Recipe

This traditional Portuguese Easter sweet bread (folares de pascoa) is delicious and very popular during Easter.

Preparation time 25 min
Cooking Time 40 min
Ready In1 h 5 min
Level of DifficultyEasy
Servings8

Ingredients

1 cup (250ml) warm water, divided1 tablespoon (11g) active dry yeast3/4 cup (170g) plus 1 tablespoon granulated sugarabout 5 1/2 cups (750g) all purpose flour (may need additional while kneading, about 1/4 cup)1 teaspoon salt1 stick (4oz or 114g) unsalted butter, cut into cubes3/4 teaspoon pure lemon extract4 large eggs, lightly beatenEgg Wash:1 large egg beaten1/2 tablespoon waterHard Boiled Eggs:4 large eggsSkin of 2 onions1 teaspoon salt
1 cup (250ml) warm water, divided1 tablespoon (11g) active dry yeast3/4 cup (170g) plus 1 tablespoon granulated sugarabout 5 1/2 cups (750g) all purpose flour (may need additional while kneading, about 1/4 cup)1 teaspoon salt1 stick (4oz or 114g) unsalted butter, cut into cubes3/4 teaspoon pure lemon extract4 large eggs, lightly beatenEgg Wash:1 large egg beaten1/2 tablespoon waterHard Boiled Eggs:4 large eggsSkin of 2 onions1 teaspoon salt
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Directions

​​​​​Makes 1 large bread, or 2 medium

  1. In a small bowl, combine 1 tablespoon sugar and 1/4 cup of warm water, and lightly sprinkle 1 tablespoon of active dry yeast over the mixture and allow it to sit for 5 to 10 minutes until foamy.
  2. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, combine the flour, salt, and cubed butter.
  3. Mix on low speed to combine and add in the eggs, sugar, remaining 3/4 cup warm water, lemon extract, and yeast mixture.
  4. Switch to a dough hook and mix on medium-low speed for about 10 minutes (you may need to add additional flour, 1 tablespoon at a time during mixing if the dough feels too wet).
  5. You want to knead the dough until it is smooth and elastic and tacky but not sticky.
  6. Coat a large bowl with vegetable oil.
  7. Shape dough into a ball, put into the bowl and turn to coat with the oil.
  8. Cover the bowl lightly with plastic wrap and set aside in a warm draught free area (I put into my oven with light turned on), for about 2 hours or until dough has doubled in size.
  9. Meanwhile, bring 4 eggs (brown or white), salt, and peel of 2 yellow onions to a boil in a medium saucepan (the onion skin acts as a natural way to colour the white eggs brown, or enhance a brown egg).
  10. Once boiling turn off heat and allow eggs to sit for about 10 minutes.
  11. Remove eggs from water, and put aside.
  12. Adjust rack to middle position and preheat oven to 350°F or 180°C.
  13. Reserve a small amount of dough, about 1/2 cup, to make cross decoration.
  14. Knead the remaining dough a few times to get the air out.
  15. Shape into one or two (medium) round loaves and  gently press the unpeeled hardboiled eggs into the dough.
  16. Create 2 or 4 long long flat pieces of dough to place over the eggs.
  17. Place the dough strips over the eggs and press the ends into the round dough to create a cross.
  18. Brush the entire top of the dough with the egg wash.
  19. Bake for 35 to 40 minutes until the top is golden brown and there is a hollow sound when tapped.
  20. Set aside to cool.

Storage: 3 days wrapped at room temperature, or wrap tightly and freeze for up to 1 month.

Recipe & Photo Credit: Jessica, portuguesegirlcooks.com

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Sandra
Sandra
Do you need to grease the pan before baking?
1 week ago, Friday, March 29, 2024
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Eddy
You could do that to make sure it doesn't stick, although the author doesn't say.
1 week ago, Friday, March 29, 2024
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