3 May 2010
Portuguese Chouriço Breads
In Portugal, Chouriço breads are typical and very appreciated as a snack. Portugal produces different types of Chouriço.
Some types of Chouriço have The Portuguese Typical Products Seal, for example: "Alheira", "Farinheira" and "Chouriço Porco Preto". These specialities are produced in regions where pork meat abounds, such as North, Beiras, Alentejo and Algarve.
Last week, I bought a Black Pork Portuguese Chouriço to cook my Beans Recipe and because it was too big I decided to make some breads as weekend snack.
Here´s my recipe:
Make a bread dough with:
~ 500 gr flour (special for bread)
~ 2 tbs Olive Oil
~ pinch of salt
~ 200 ml water
A wood oven would be the traditional way to bake Chouriço Breads but once I don´t have any I guess my electric oven does a fine job:
My homemade Chouriço breads were crispy outside and tender inside, just how we like them.
PS: Bakes at 200ºC for 30/40 minutes. 500 gr flour made 6 small breads.