Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 15 mins

These are sweet pancake-like breads from the Azores.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a small bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water with a pinch of the sugar. Set aside until foamy, about 10 minutes.
  2. Transfer the yeast mixture to a large bowl, and stir in the sugar, eggs, salt, flour and milk until the dough comes together. Stir in the butter, then turn the dough out onto a floured surface, and knead for about 10 minutes, or until smooth and elastic. Cover dough with a cloth and set aside to rise until doubled in bulk, about 45 minutes.
  3. Divide dough into about 15 to 20 pieces, and shape them into flat round cakes about 1cm (1/2 in) 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 sit for 1 1/2 hours.
  4. Place the cakes in a heavy ungreased frying pan, and cook over low heat. Fry the cakes on each side until golden.
Most Helpful

I have never had a "bread" like this before. I cut the recipe back to make 5 which actually made 6 LOL The first bite I was " I don't think I like these" well the next thing I knew one was gone LOL. DH LOVES them and so do I. The sweetness was "strange " at first. We split and toasted the leftovers for breakfast. YUM Made to say Thanks for being a great team mate on Zaar Chow Hounds during ZWT 5

wicked cook 46 July 17, 2009

I used to live in an area with a lot of Portuguese immigrants and used to buy bolos levedos all the time. I always considered them the Portuguese version of the English muffin, like Pneuma mentioned, and have always eaten them just as I would an English muffin. Since I haven't seen these around where I live now, I was excited for this recipe! Great breakfast food! I had to sub about 1/4 of the plain flour with whole wheat flour since I ran out of plain flour. They still tasted great anyway. Made for the Epicurean Queens, ZWT5: Zingo.

Scarlett516 June 11, 2009