12 February, 2017
Bolo Dos Namorados a Bake with Cashew Nuts
Bolo Dos Namorados translates to Valentine Cake!
A delicious Goan cake that I found goes well with “Sanche Cha” evening tea that most Goans have. I feel it has its roots in the Portuguese Cuisine!
I discovered that Bolo Dos Namorados translation when I Googled the word and landed up on different cakes generally pink and white.
Makes me wonder all the time how they have sweets with tea. Traditionally we used to have something savoury for tea like sev, chivda( no recipe??, good God!!)
Amara and I are paired up for the BM ingredient share. Amara just happened to praise my baking and so I wanted to show off…
But, I mean how do I bake with cashew nuts. The internet did not spew anything that could hold my interest. I turned to the beautiful Central Library, Panaji; in case you visit Goa then please make it a point to visit the Central Library. It is a treasure trove of books!
I found this very slim book called Tasty Morsels by Maria De Lourdes Bravo Da Costa Rodrigues and this delicious bake.
While the book is full of long forgotten Goan Treasures in Catholic food, but the bakes are amazing. They I feel are not for newbie’s as there are no temperature controls or even pan sizes mentioned. I feel it was written for the era when the oven was a gas ring oven or when the baking was done on the charcoal.
I have tried adding temperature controls and pan size here. In addition, the recipe calls for almond powder or cashew nut powder I have used cashew nuts. The ingredients marked optional are my additions.
Do try this cake and let me know what you think of it.
This is part of February Week 2, Cooking from Cookbook Challenge Group.
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