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12 February, 2017

Bolo Dos Namorados a Bake with Cashew Nuts

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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.

Cake with Cashew nuts

Bolo Dos Namorados

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.

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Bolo Dos Namorados a bake with Cashew Nuts
Long forgotten Goan Treasures in Catholic food, this is a great bake for Sanche Cha!
Cake with Cashew nuts
Prep Time 5-10 Minutes
Cook Time 45 Minutes
Servings
Slices
Ingredients
Prep Time 5-10 Minutes
Cook Time 45 Minutes
Servings
Slices
Ingredients
Cake with Cashew nuts
Instructions
  1. Grease a baking dish; I used a 6 by 6-square tin.
  2. Preheat the oven to 150⁰C.
  3. In the dry grinder, grind the cashew nuts and sugar. Powder the cashew nuts to a fine paste.
  4. Mix with eggs, essence, flour and baking powder.
  5. Transfer the mix to the baking dish.
  6. Bake till the toothpick inserted comes out clean.
  7. Cool on a wire rack for 10 minutes then de-mould.
  8. Cut and serve when cold.
Notes:
  1. I found it too sweet. Next time will try with 85-95 grams of sugar.
  2. The original cake is for 450 grams of cashew nuts. I have reduced it to by four.
  3. The original recipe calls for 7 whole and 5 yolks since I used 3 and did not know what to do with the 1 egg white I added it to the batter.
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7s COMMENTS

7 thoughts on : Bolo Dos Namorados a Bake with Cashew Nuts

  • February 12, 2017 at 2:42 pm

    Wow bolo dos namorados tempte me a lot, am bookmarking this cake, looks absolutely gorgeous.

  • February 13, 2017 at 6:33 am

    This cashew cake looks gorgeous Archana. Love it so much..

  • February 15, 2017 at 10:29 pm

    Oh my!!!! That’s looks rich and moist. Nicely done.

  • February 28, 2017 at 2:11 am

    Wow, such a soft and fluffy cake with cashews. Looks amazing.

  • March 5, 2017 at 7:19 am

    Very fluffy and inviting cake.

  • March 9, 2017 at 3:58 pm

    Very interesting find Archana, must check out for an eggless version..

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