Bolo do caco

bolo do caco

What is Bolo do caco?

This stone is called caco, hence the name of this bread. Today, many use concrete slabs that can replace basalt stones. Even if tradition has it that the bolo do caco is baked over a wood fire on this famous slab of basalt stone, today, and thanks to technology, cast iron plates or non-stick heavy-bottom pans often replace the original slab.

How do you cook Bolos do caco?

Heat a dry pan over medium-high heat and cook the bolos do caco on both sides until a thin and slightly hard crust is formed. Turn them over very regularly. Then take each bolo do caco with tongs and turn them around on the hot pan to bake the sides.

What is the origin of the Madeiran Bolo do caco?

The origin of the Madeiran bolo do caco is very distant and it seems to be the result of the Arab influence in the Madeiran society, which dates back to the 15th century.

Where is Bolo do caco?

It is located in the North Atlantic Ocean, about 600 miles from Portugal and about 400 miles from the Moroccan coast, an outpost of Europe in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean. Bolo do caco is a typical Madeiran bread, made from flour, sweet potatoes, yeast, water and salt. It has a circular and flat shape.

How long to bake Bolo do caco?

Let the dough ferment for 2 to 3 hours. Divide the dough into small portions so that they are round and flat on a floured surface. Bake the bolo do caco on a very hot plate on both sides. Once cooked, you can choose to split the bread in half and spread garlic butter and parsley. The approximate cooking time is 3 to 4 hours.

What is the origin of the Madeiran Bolo do caco?

The origin of the Madeiran bolo do caco is very distant and it seems to be the result of the Arab influence in the Madeiran society, which dates back to the 15th century.

Where does Bolo do caco come from?

There is still great discussion if Bolo do Caco is originally from Madeira or Porto Santo, but most Madeirans would agree that the one made on the golden isle of Porto Santo is better, but maybe that’s because they enjoy it there while on holiday, and we can all aggree that holiday is the best spice in the world!

Why is it called Madeira bread?

The name of this bread has to do with its origins, as it began being baked in the Madeira Archipelago as early as the 15th century, right at the beginning of colonisation of these Macaronesian islands which were discovered in 1418.

What to eat in Madeira?

One of the most common starters in a typical Madeiran meal is bolo do caco. This is a typical wheat bread from Madeira Island and Porto Santo.

How long to bake Bolo do caco?

Let the dough ferment for 2 to 3 hours. Divide the dough into small portions so that they are round and flat on a floured surface. Bake the bolo do caco on a very hot plate on both sides. Once cooked, you can choose to split the bread in half and spread garlic butter and parsley. The approximate cooking time is 3 to 4 hours.

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