Portuguese Muffins (Bolo Levedo)
A Portuguese muffin looks like a very large English muffin, without the cornmeal on the bottom or the craggy holes within. About 4" in diameter, and a good 1" thick, this soft though sturdy bun is delicious toasted and slathered with butter and jam, à la English muffin; and it's equally good as the basis for a sandwich. With a vibrant Portuguese community in southeastern Massachusetts, many restaurants in that region serve their signature sandwiches on Portuguese muffins. Our version of these muffins includes some non-traditional ingredients: potato and soy flour, (both optional), which contribute to the muffin's soft, tender texture; and a touch of both lemon and vanilla.
Bake18 to 22 mins
Total3 hrs 38 mins