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Bread identification help (an easter bread?)

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Grenage

Bread identification help (an easter bread?)

Hello there!

Long ago, my family lived in Portugal for a few years, due to a stint my Father had in NATO.  While there, my Mother picked up a recipe for what she called a "Bolleri"; she claimed that it was a Portuguese Easter bread/cake.  It was basically a circular bread, covered with icing (and I think crystallised fruit) - it also contained a charm, and a bean.  The notion was that if you found the bean, you had to make the next Bolleri; if you found the charm... I don't even remember.

Knowing my Mother, this might not be a Portuguese recipe, an Easter recipe, a Traditional recipe, or anything other than whimsical fabrication.  My Google Fu has failed me, and I figure that if it ever existed somewhere other than our kitchen, someone here has seen it!

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loafette
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LindyD

Does this look familiar?

http://www.grouprecipes.com/108584/bolo-rei---portuguese-kings-cake.html

Christmas is kind of close to Easter.  ;-)

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Grenage

Oh you lovely person, thank you!

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Grenage

You're right, it's kind of close. ;)  That picture is much more impressive than my Mother's version; she can never find out! ;)

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LindyD

Be sure to post photos after it's baked.   It's a very pretty bread.

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Grenage

Will do!