Portuguese Easter Cake - a mouth-watering tradition

VILA VITA’s Executive Chefs Manfred Kickmaier and Paulo Fortes, together with Executive Pastry Chef Pedro Matos, are sharing their recipes for a traditional Portuguese Easter: the typical Folar da Páscoa.

Try it and taste the authentic flavours of Adega restaurant at home. 


  • Yeast dough
  • 1 kg flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 dl lukewarm waterb
  • 100 g baking yeast
  • 150 g margarine
  • 200 g sugar
  • 15 g salt
  • 1 lemon rind
  • 1 glass of port wine and bagasse
  • Anise
  • Cinnamon (in powder)
  • Boiled egg (with onion skins to give colour)


  • Mix the four, eggs and water into a dough.
  • Melt the margarine, sugar and liquids.
  • Add the yeast and kneed it.
  • Leave the dough rise until it is almost twice its volume.
  • When fermented, divide in 300g sheets, roll one at a time around each other.  Place the boiled egg in the middle, tightening it into the dough until it touches the bottom of the dish.
  • Decorate the area around the egg with dough, leave rise, brush with egg and cook in the oven at 180Cº.