Bolo do Caco, which translates to “cake of Caco,” is a round-shaped bread with a soft and fluffy texture, crispy crust, and an irresistible aroma. This delightful bread has been a staple in Madeira for centuries. What sets Bolo do Caco apart is its unique preparation method. Traditionally, the dough is made using simple ingredients like flour, water, yeast, salt, and sometimes a touch of olive oil. However, what truly makes this bread special is the cooking technique. It is baked on a flat basalt stone, known as “caco” in Portuguese, which gives the bread its distinctive texture and flavor. As the dough cooks on the hot stone, it develops a golden crust on the outside while remaining soft and pillowy on the inside. The combination of the crispy exterior and the tender interior creates a delightful contrast of textures that will have you coming back for more. Bolo do Caco is typically served as a delicious sandwich bread, filled with flavorful ingredients like garlic butter.
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