Monday, May 26, 2014

How to Make Folares for Easter

Another recipe from our family cookbook is this famous folares recipe from my childhood. This is the first time I had made it myself! Not bad, though I think I could have pulled them out of the oven a TINY bit sooner.

A reminder of the cross and the RISEN Savior!

The idea here is that you take a boiled Easter egg (they really should be dyed to get the visual effect, but you could use onion skins or another natural source of color if you're nervous about chemicals), place it in the middle of the dough, and form a dough cross on top. As they bake, they rise.

Folares-going into the oven

To make for breakfast, you can have them rising in the fridge the night before. To serve, you can have butter out and either eat them as a sweet treat with jam or make a little sandwich out of them with the peeled eggs as filling, whatever you'd like.

Recipe is after the jump:


3/4 c milk
6 tbsp butter
1/2 c honey
1 tbsp salt

2 tbsp yeast
1/2 c warm water
3 eggs
3 c flour + 2-4 c additional


1) Scald the milk.
2) Add butter, honey, and salt.
3) When cooled to lukewarm, add yeast, warm water, eggs, and 3 cups flour.
4) Gradually mix in additional flour and knead.
5) Place covered in bowl and let rise 1-3 hours.


6) Forming: Divide into 10 pieces (or desired amount). Cut 1/4 of each piece off and reserve. Create a crater in each "big" piece and put in 1 hard-boiled egg. Make a "cross" out of the piece of reserved dough, wrapping it around the egg.

7) Let rise, covered (or put into fridge overnight).

8) Bake at 350 until done (depending on size, could take from 10-40 minutes!)

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