For those who know a little bit about Portugal, certainly know that the gastronomy is one of our fortes.
It is tremendously rich from North to South; inland, where the stews and broths are typical, or in the coastline, where the fish and shellfish are kings and the freshest there is. Not to mention the desserts, simply divine!
In the Algarve, most of the sweets are made with almonds, carob and honey, since the region is known for the production of those same ingredients.
And today, we decided to bring you a recipe typical from Monchique, the mountain side and limits of the Algarve.
Monchique, among many things, is known for the fantastic and delicious honey. There isn’t a place where you can find a more pure, golden and marvelous honey than the one from Monchique.
Hope you enjoy it as much as we do, and don’t forget, if you ever visit the Algarve, try this delicacy! 😉
Bolo de Mel (Monchique)
2 Cups of whole milk
2 Cups of white sugar
2 Cups of honey (from Monchique)
2 Cups of wheat flour
1 Teaspoon of sodium bicarbonate
2 Tablespoons of lard
Pre-heat the oven (190º C). Blend all the ingredients and mix it well.
Place the mixture in a greased pan and bake it for about 30 to 40 minutes.
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