Bolo Rei (King’s Bread)

Bolo Rei is a typical Portuguese bread which is eaten traditionally between Christmas, New Year’s Day and even until the Epiphany (The Three Kings’ Day, which is the 6th of January). Its name alludes to the Three Wise Men who visited new born Jesus and brought him gifts. The bread has a round shape with … Read moreBolo Rei (King’s Bread)

The Holy Ghost Festivities in the Azores

It is said that this devotion came from the Portuguese mainland which in turn acquired it from Germany. In Portugal it was introduced in the 13th century by Queen Isabel and King D. Dinis. In a special ceremony the King and Queen would coronate the poor and would complete the ceremonies with a big feast … Read moreThe Holy Ghost Festivities in the Azores

Filhós – Portuguese Doughnuts /Donuts

Ingredients: Yeast 1 tablespoon of dry yeast 400ml of warm water 100 ml of warm milk 1 tablespoon of sugar Dough 1 kg of white all-purpose flour 4 eggs 4 tablespoons of sugar 1 tablespoon of butter (melted) 1 teaspoon of vanilla 4 tablespoons of oil 1 lemon zest To fry ½ l of vegetable … Read moreFilhós – Portuguese Doughnuts /Donuts