Makes: 1 round mould with a hole in the middle
Preparation Time: 40 minutes
- 2 TEACUPS OF SUGAR
- 2 TABLESPOONS OF UNSALTED BUTTER
- 1 TEACUP OF MILK
- 2½ TEACUPS OF ALL-PURPOSE FLOUR
- 1 TABLESPOON OF BAKING POWDER
- 5 EGG WHITES, WHIPPED UNTIL FIRM
Whip the sugar and butter. While still whipping, add the milk, flour and, lastly, the baking powder. Mix the egg whites into the dough, pour everything into a mould greased with butter and flour and bake in a preheated oven at 160°C for about 30 minutes.
IN DETAIL: “Bolo comum”, “bolo simples”, “bolo de nada”: these are all terms used to refer to this simple cake that goes so well with a cup of coffee – it may not be packed with flavour, but it tastes like memories. It takes me right back to my childhood. As our cook wasn’t much of a “cake baker”, I was the one who prepared the cake my father ate each morning.