Monday, December 5, 2011

Bolo Podre- cake with honey, lemon and cinnamon.

This Portuguese cake is perfect for Holiday entertaining! Bolo Podre has a dense but not dry texture and can be served with fruit compotes or drizzled with honey or powdered sugar or just enjoy a slice with a cup of tea.

6 eggs
3 cups flour
1 1/2 cups honey
1 cup castor sugar
1/2 oz Baker's yeast
Rind of Lemon
Cinnamon powder
1 cup STAR Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Powdered sugar for garnish

Pour 1 cup of STAR Extra Virgin in Olive Oil into a bowl, add the honey and the sugar; mix with a hand mixer on low speed to obtain a light , creamy consistency, then add the finely grated lemon rind and a teaspoon of cinnamon powder.

Blend in the yolks of the eggs one by one, leaving the mixture to stand  a few minutes between one addition and another. In the meantime. whisk the egg white into stiff peaks. Using a hand mixer, add the flour to the honey mixture, then add the yeast diluted in a little lukewarm water and lastly, very gently, fold in the whisked egg whites.

Cover the mixture with a clean cloth and leave stand for an hour. Turn into a well-oiled cake tin, smooth the surface and bake in the oven  preheated for 375º for about 30 min. Allow to cool few minutes than turn it onto a plate, sprinkle with powder sugar and serve.


Calogero said...

I like honey, lemon and extra virgin olive oil :-).

Anonymous said...

After 1 1/2 cups honey, it says "1 cups....?" Is that the sugar? And, do you have to use a tube pan?

STAR Fine Foods said...

It was sugar missing off the recipe! Sorry about that. You can use other cake pans but make sue they are well-oiled.

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