The tour began in Norway where Joan met other bloggers and delighted in a sampling of the country’s cuisine. The tour contined to Poland, Germany and France. This week we'll all meet in Portugal, which will be my first stop with the tour!
Around 1915, my maternal grandparents immigrated from Portugal; more specifically from the Azores - a group of nine major islands and eight islets to New Bedford, Massachusetts. I grew up eating the delicious foods of Portugal prepared by my grandmother – my VoVo - including Massa Sovada (Portuguese Sweet Bread). So, let’s get the yeast and flour out and bake some bread!
After the dough has risen, it's punched down and shaped into loaves. I used two 9-inch pie pans and a 10-inch springform pan. Alternately, the dough can be made into small loaves or biscuits.