Portuguese Rolls Recipe?
Posted: 09 January 2008 11:34 PM   [ Ignore ]
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Some background:  I was born and raised in southeastern Massachusetts, where there is a large population of people of Portuguese descent (in one form or another - my mother’s family originated in the Azores).  There are a few things that I really miss living now in the DC area: Autocrat coffee syrup, Gaspar’s linguica and Portugese rolls from the School Street Bakery. Oh, and their malasadas, too grin

Some good news: I recently discovered that Harris Teeter has Gaspar’s linguica and chorico (thereby saving enormous amounts of space in my freezer).  Not-so-good news: Harris Teeter’s Portuguese rolls are rather disappointing.

If you’ve never had a Portuguese roll, they’re a bit lighter in texture than Italian bread (soft, open crumb) a little shorter and wider than a hoagie roll, with a light, kind of crisp crust.

Does anyone know of a recipe for these beauties?  I’ve Google’d my brains out to no avail.  (Hector, maybe you can help! Hawaii’s the only other place I’ve seen lots of Portuguese food.)

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Posted: 10 January 2008 03:07 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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DAN O’B:
  Good afternoon Dan. Is it possible Dan that the ingredients for the rolls you have described use a combination as in either or both of fat like butter/margerine crisco, or barley corn flour or meal????. If so I may be able to post a recipe or two.
  Enjoy the rest of the day.

  ~FRESHKID. cool hmm

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Posted: 19 January 2008 03:20 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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Dan,

I spent a great deal of time on the Cape and grew to love Portuguese bread (rolls, loaves, you name it.) I too have been looking for a recipe and recently came across a cookbook at the library called Portuguese Homestyle Cooking by Ana Patuleia Ortins. According to her brief bio on the jacket, she is a first generation descendant of Portuguese immigrants from the Alto Alentejo region. She holds a culinary degree (not specified from where) and teaches Portuguese cooking. Any way, I tried her recipe for Papo-secos (Crusty Rolls) and was thrilled with the results. Best of all, they seem to freeze very well. She has several other bread recipes as well that I plan to try, but the rolls were right on for me.

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Posted: 19 January 2008 03:24 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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Dan’
omt…the papo-secos that i made look like the picture of the rolls that you provided a link to in your post

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Posted: 05 October 2009 10:03 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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Hi:  Just joined.  Don’t know my way around yet.  Where’s that link to the crusty rolls?  Thanks.

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