Bolos Levedos are a family favorite for the Pie Guy. Also called Portuguese muffins, these tasty treats are a sweet and soft alternative to an English muffin. Great as is, toasted with butter or jam, or wrapped around your favorite sandwich. In flavor they are similar in flavor to Hawaiian bread or Portuguese sweet bread.
So why haven’t you ever heard of them? Well it’s simply because they’re not from around these parts. Bolos Levedos originated in the Azores on the island of Sao Miguel. If you want to find them in the U.S. you’ll have to head up north to southeastern Massachusetts and Rhode Island which is now a home away from home for a great many Portuguese families. So while we can’t be sure, there’s a good chance that our Bolos are the only ones you’ll find!
Because this recipe is so near and dear to our hearts we have made a great effort to make it as authentically as possible. Many recipes call for the muffins to be cooked in a skillet but we’ve identified that in the Azores they are often baked in stone ovens just like our bagels! So after much trial and error, we’ve come up with a great recipe that brings back wonderful memories and is sure to bring new ones to you and your family.
So come down to the market, pick up a pack, and share in our delicious tradition!