Roll Cake

Roll Cake

Culture is undeniably the greatest asset of a people: its arts, customs, way of speaking and typical dishes, without neglecting the climate and geography of each place. Holidays, trips and desserts are three things that go very well, especially at this time of year.
Whenever I receive friends at home from outside my state (Pernambuco) or when I am traveling abroad, there is one thing that is always present: O Roll Cake.
This dessert was listed as Cultural and Intangible Heritage of the State of Pernambuco, in Ordinary Law No. 379/2007. Yeah, dessert it’s also culture! It was when the Portuguese sweets came to the colonial northeast of sugar that the Bolo de Rolo appeared. His original recipe was a cake called Wedding Mattress, a type of sponge cake, with almond-based filling. In the absence of these and under the abundance of guavas in the region, the filling was changed and, consequently, the rest of the dough. The cake got thinner and thinner and then finally took on its curled shape, which takes a lot of practice to make.
Roll Cakephoto: CMMF
Dessert that can be called handicrafts is difficult to get right the first time. This is because many variables are involved; the qualities of flour, eggs and butter can be reflected in the final result, and a very soft or baked cake beyond the point will not be able to be rolled.
Roll Cakephoto: Luana Felisbino
The Roll Cake should be sliced ​​very thin, for better solubilization of it in the mouth, it goes well with freshly brewed coffee, it is good with port wine, for those who like the sweet / savory mixture, with thin slices of real cheese. fantastic, at the end of the afternoon with cinnamon tea it becomes poetic. Receiving a roll cake is proof of affection, it is a gift from generations, a tight hug shaped like a cake.

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