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Portuguese Fogasinhos

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Portuguese Fogasinhos

We recently attended the Medieval fair in Sao Joao da Madeira, Portugal.  Ropes of dough, wound around itself, then cut 4 times with scissors at the top to make them look like the castle towers.  Slightly sweet yeast rolls.  Anyone have a recipe?  Anyone know how the cuts are made?

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La masa

It's in my to-do list, too.

Here is a recipe in Portuguese and English:

The video shows very clearly how the shaping and the cuts are made. The dough is not shaped as a rope but as a very long triangle, to get that cone shaped loaf when wound around itself.