Bolos Levedos - Portuguese Sweet Muffins
Bolos Levedos - Sweet Portuguese Muffins Recipe from Leonor Santos
  • 5 lb flour
  • 4 cups sugar
  • 1 tbsp salt
  • 6 eggs (room temp)
  • 1/2 pound of butter
  • 5 cups whole milk
  • Ingredients to make the yeast:
  • 3 tbsp flour
  • 1/2 tsp sugar
  • 3 tbsp yeast
  • 1 cup warm water
  1. First Step:
  2. Make the yeast mix with the listed ingredients and put it aside for 10 minutes
  3. Heat the milk and butter in a pan until warm and the butter is melted. Set aside.
  4. Beat the eggs, sugar salt for 2minutes. Add the milk and butter and beat for an additional 30 seconds. Mix in the yeast and stir.
  5. Add flour and knead well until a soft bread dough forms. Let the dough rise for 30 minutes.
  6. Form the dough into little balls and them dust with flour.
  7. Let them rest for another 30 minutes. Press them flat to cook.
  8. Cook in a cast iron or heavy skillet on low heat. When one side turns dark golden brown, flip over and cook the other side.
  9. Let them cool. Place in freezer bags to store in freezer.
Recipe by Tia Maria's Blog at