Bolo Levedo (Azorean Sweet Muffin)

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"Bolo Lêvedo is a Portuguese sweet muffin typical of the Azores Islands. The most famous are baked in Furnas, in the island of S. Miguel. These have a delicious lightly sweet taste, but it's the smell that will get you! Freshly cooked and toasted with butter, there might be no better pair for the morning coffee. NOTE: TIME DOES NOT INCLUDE RESTING AND RISING TIME!"

Original recipe yields 16 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (115.9 g)
  • Calories 322.8
  • Total Fat - 5.6 g
  • Saturated Fat - 2.8 g
  • Cholesterol - 62.2 mg
  • Sodium - 82.4 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 58.6 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 1.7 g
  • Sugars - 13.8 g
  • Protein - 8.8 g
  • Calcium - 44.3 mg
  • Iron - 1 mg
  • Vitamin C - 0 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.1 mg

Step 1

In a small bowl, dissolve the yeast in the warm water with a pinch of the sugar. Set aside to proof, about 8-10 minutes.

Step 2

Transfer the yeast mixture to a large bowl, and stir in the sugar, eggs, salt, flour, and milk until the dough becomes a smooth and even consistency.

Step 3

Stir in the melted butter, then turn the dough out onto a floured surface, and knead for about 10 minutes, or until smooth and elastic.

Step 4

Cover dough with a cloth and set aside to rise until doubled in bulk, about 45 minutes to an hour.

Step 5

Divide dough into about 16 pieces, and shape them into flat round cakes about 1/2 inch thick. Place a cloth on the table and dust it with flour. Arrange the cakes on the cloth, allowing space for rising. Allow them to set for 1.5 hours.

Step 6

Place the cakes in a large ungreased pan, and cook over medium-low heat. Cook the cakes on each side until dark golden brown and place them on a platter once done.

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