Bolo rei portuguese christmas cake

19.August 2008 | Schlagwörter: Algarve
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bolo rei portugalThe Bolo Rei must not be missing in a Portuguese Christmas. The candied fruit to make a king cake every honor. Who wants to even try it once, here’s the recipe:
The Bolo Rei must not be missing in a Portuguese Christmas. The candied fruit to make a king cake every honor. Who wants to even try it once, here’s the recipe:

Ingredients for the dough:

1 kg flour
100 g sugar
200 g margarine or butter
5 eggs
50 g yeast
2 cl port
250 ml milk
1 teaspoon salt
50 g candied orange peel
50 g of ground pine nuts
50 g ground walnuts
100 g raisins


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For the topping:

50 g candied cherries
powdered sugar
1 egg yolk
100 g dried fruit

Preparation:

Half of the milk is heated and mixed with yeast and ½ teaspoon salt. Then you can walk it in a warm place.

Then the yeast with the remaining dough ingredients are kneaded into a dough. The dough must go turn slightly before being shaped into a thick roll.

The roll is formed into a circle whose center is a cup made ​​later, so the wreath does not coincide. Finally, the candied cherries and dry fruits are spread on the dough and the yolk is all eingepinselt.

At 180 – 200 degrees is the Bolo Rei about 30 minutes and then baked dusted with powdered sugar.

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