Traditional Portuguese Recipes: Broa Castelar

Broa Castelar
Traditional Portuguese Recipes: Broa Castelar



  • 2 kg Peeled sweet potato
  • 250 gr Wheat flour
  • 500 gr Corn flour
  • 2 kg Sugar
  • 250 gr Shredded coconut
  • 10 Eggs
  • Zest of 1 orange
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • 500 gr Honey


Boil the potatoes and the sugar in a water-filled pot. Mash the potatoes until you get a puree and reserve.

Mix the rest of the ingredients and add the mashed potatoes. Cook in a copper pot until you get a consistent dough. Divide the dough and shape it.

Brush with egg yolk and cook in the oven at 280 ºC until the outside is caramelized.


*Recipe provided by the Tourism and Hotel Business School of Lisbon, based in the traditional recipes of Maria de Lourdes Modesto.

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