Traditional Finto Cake from Alentejo

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Traditional Finto Cake from Alentejo
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Description

Finto Cake is a traditional cake made around Easter in the Alentejo region of Portugal. A traditional Finto typically features the unique flavor of fennel. Putting a slight twist on the traditional, this recipe for finto cake adds poppy seeds, cinnamon, and fresh orange juice as additional flavor components. This is a yeasted dough so be sure to allow plenty of time for the dough to rise before shaping. Bake time is 45 to 55 minutes.

Ingredients

20 grams fresh yeast
120 milliliters milk (warm)
500 grams flour (or a little more)
3 eggs
1 egg yolks
salt
120 grams sugar
100 grams butter
1 orange juice
1 tablespoon fennel
1 tablespoon poppy seeds
1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
3 hard boiled eggs

Directions

1In a bowl, dissolve the yeast in warm milk.
2Add the flour, 2 eggs, 1 egg yolk, a pinch of salt, sugar, butter, orange juice, fennel, poppy seeds and cinnamon.
3Knead well for 10 minutes.
4Place dough in a bowl, cover with a clean cloth, and let rise in a warm place for 1 1/2 hours.
5Preheat oven to 180 degrees Celsius.
6Place the dough on a floured work surface, sprinkle with flour, and knead well until the dough ceases to stick to your hands.
7If necessary, add more flour.
8Shape the dough into a ball, and remove 1/3 of the dough.
9Shape a flattened ball with the remaining 2/3 of the dough.
10Place on a baking tray greased with butter, or a silicone mat, and slightly flatten the dough.
11Place the boiled eggs in the center, and press them into the dough.
12Knead slightly the remaining dough, and make thin rolls with it.
13Place rolls on top, in a cross shape, and brush with 1 whisked egg.
14Bake for 45 to 55 minutes.
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NutritionView more

950Calories
Sodium20%DV470mg
Fat49%DV32g
Protein51%DV26g
Carbs46%DV137g
Fiber24%DV6g

PER SERVING *

Calories950Calories from Fat290
% DAILY VALUE*
Total Fat32g49%
Saturated Fat16g80%
Trans Fat
Cholesterol425mg142%
Sodium470mg20%
Potassium500mg14%
Protein26g51%
Calories from Fat290
% DAILY VALUE*
Total Carbohydrate137g46%
Dietary Fiber6g24%
Sugars38g76%
Vitamin A
Vitamin C
Calcium
Iron

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.