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Recipe Traditional Portuguese Easter “Folar”

There is no real Easter in Portugal without a “Folar” on the table. This traditional bread, which can be either sweet or salty, depending on the taste of the person cooking it, is one of the most typical elements at a Portuguese table during Easter, side by side with chocolate almonds, and dishes of lamb or kid goat.

Take a look at the recipe below, shared by the Eat at a Local’s team, and take the opportunity to learn how to bake your first homemade Easter “Folar”. Merry Easter!

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Recipe Easter Folar


  • Baker’s Yeast – 25 gr
  • Wheat Flour – 500 gr
  • 4 eggs
  • Salt – 1 table spoon
  • Butter – 80 gr
  • Sugar – 100 gr
  • Semi-skimmed Milk – 200 ml
  • Cinnamon Powder – 2 tea spoons
  • Fennel / Anise – 1 tea spoon
  • 2 boiled eggs with shell



  1. Dissolve the baker’s yeast in warm milk and stir until smooth.
  2. Beat 3 eggs and add the dissolved yeast, mixing it very well.
  3. Mix the flour, sugar, salt and the previously melted butter, and knead everything until a homogeneous paste is obtained.
  4. Add cinnamon and fennel. Cover the dough with a cloth and let it stand for about 60 minutes or until doubled in size.
  5. After leavened, put the dough on a workbench sprinkled with a pinch of flour, not to grab. Save a small portion of the dough. Preheat oven to 200 ° C.
  6. Shape the dough as a slightly flattened ball-shape and press the center with 4 fingers, forming a pit where the hard-boiled eggs should be placed. With the saved dough, make strands and place them over the “Folar”, surrounding the eggs, pressing gently to seal.
  7. Place the “Folar” in a tray, cover it, and let it leaven for about 30 minutes, in the warmest place possible.
  8. Brush with a beaten egg and cook for about 30 minutes.

Enjoy your Easter Folar!

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