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What A Delicious Smell Coming From My Kitchen

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Lindy Report 4 Aug 2008 13:28

I have just baked a "Bola" (savory bread) made with chouriço, smoked gammon and bacon.

It is delicious for breakfast in the morning with your morning coffee or tea.

Lindy ;)))

Rosalind in Madeira

Rosalind in Madeira Report 4 Aug 2008 13:30

Can you send some over the wire please Lindy?
They do Bolo da Caco here with Choricao, prefer it just with garlic butter and hot.
Breakfast at 1.30!!



Lindy Report 4 Aug 2008 13:38

Lol Rosalind,

Still too hot to handle but as soon as it cools down will send some over.

Do they use cacao like in chocolate cacao in a "Bola" mixed with chouriço. .. " Yuuk " ..

Each unto his own;)

Lindy ;))))))))))))))

P:S: Bola you eat cold. ;)

Rosalind in Madeira

Rosalind in Madeira Report 4 Aug 2008 14:32

Bolo de Caco is an unleavened type of bread. Round flatish and sliced in half and spread with loads of garlic butter. Think it is made with sweet potatoes, no chocolate in it. Usually loads of it on sale at the local festas. Some one round here makes it by the side of the road and sells it to locals and tourists alike. At the moment she must be making a bomb as they are building a new road just where she is.



AnninGlos Report 4 Aug 2008 14:39

Mmmm! Smells delicious



Lindy Report 4 Aug 2008 16:38


Trust me to get the wrong end of the
Thanks for the explanation, it must be native to Madeira as I have never heard of it...

Lindy ;))


Deanna Report 4 Aug 2008 17:00

Oh boy Lindy.... I can smell it from here.

BEAUTIFUL........... mmmm... coffee please..

Deanna X


Dawnieher3headaches Report 4 Aug 2008 17:06

thats not fair I want some, have got the munchies at moment and want some


ButtercupFields Report 4 Aug 2008 17:08

*dribbles....with Loads OF butter......YUMMMMMMMM


Lindy Report 4 Aug 2008 17:43

I too have the munchies and am going downstairs to eat some but without butter as the recipe has half a cup of olive oil.

Will send some via snail mail that is if OH and No.1 son don't eat it all.

Lindy ;)))))))))))))))))))


pinkflamingo Report 4 Aug 2008 18:48

Any chance of the recipe? ladies



Lindy Report 4 Aug 2008 19:58

Pink Flamingo,

If you are referring to the "BOLA" it is not a written recipe, but by word of mouth, so here goes.

3 Cups Baking Flour
1 Cup Milk
1/2 Cup Olive Oil
6 Beaten Eggs
1 Teaspoon Baking Powder
1 Teaspoon Salt
Black Pepper Optional
600 grams of any strong smoked meats that take your fancy, chop into bits.

The Portuguese use, chouriço, cured gammon, bacon, mortadella and ham. My family prefer it with a strong taste of chouriço. Personally I like left over leg of lamb ( with a strong garlic taste ) and bacon.

Whatever takes your fancy..

Mix everything together and bake in greased bread tin for 45 minutes on gas 200, insert toothpick if still sticky switch off oven and leave for another 10 minutes, otherwise remove from oven and let stand until cooled down. Cut in slices as you would bread....


I have to see about dinner so will be back later .

Lindy ;)))))))))))))))))))


pinkflamingo Report 4 Aug 2008 20:03

Thanks for that,



Lindy Report 4 Aug 2008 21:46

You are very welcome!