THE ELECTRIC KITCHEN
STAR-BULLETIN / 2001
Bread pudding from Agnes' Portuguese Bake Shop is made with sweetbread.
Feed your Portuguese soul at this weekend’s festival
The Hawaii Council on Portuguese Heritage presents its 30th annual Portuguese Festa Saturday at Ala Moana Beach Park's McCoy Pavilion. Come experience the music, costumes and crafts of the Portuguese in Hawaii as you dine on old-time favorites such as Portuguese bean soup, fresh-made malasadas, vina d' alhos pork, codfish stew and Portuguese-sausage hot dogs on sweetbread buns.
Enjoy live entertainment, including comedian Frank De Lima. There will also be crafts imported from Portugal, local artists and vendors, cultural displays and multiethnic genealogical consultations.
Here are a few favorite recipes shared with us by members of the Hawaii Council on Portuguese Heritage:
Agnes' Bread Pudding
Agnes' Portuguese Bake Shop
1 (1-pound) loaf sweetbread
1-1/2 cups raisins
3/4 cup macaroon coconut (flaked, unsweetened)
3/4 cup peeled, cored and chopped apple
1/4 cup butter, melted
2 cups evaporated milk
2 cups water
1 cup sugar
1 cup eggs (about 5 large eggs)
2 tablespoons cinnamon
2 teaspoons ground ginger
1 teaspoon nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup brown sugar
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Grease a 13-by-9-inch pan. Cut bread into 1 to 2-inch cubes.
Portuguese Festa 2008
» Date: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday
» Place: Ala Moana Beach Park, McCoy Pavilion
» Tickets: $3; children and active duty military free
» Call: 845-1616
Combine bread, raisins, coconut and apple. Drizzle with melted butter and lightly toss; set aside.
In a separate bowl, whisk together milk, water, sugar, eggs, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg and salt, making sure sugar is dissolved. Pour over bread mixture; mix well, but do not over-stir (you want to keep the consistency of some of the bread cubes). Let mixture sit 15 minutes; pour into prepared pan. Spread brown sugar evenly over top of pudding.
Place pan into larger baking pan filled with water to make a water bath. Bake 50 minutes to 1 hour, until pudding has puffed a little and springs back to the touch. Remove from oven and let cool before cutting. Serves 20.
Approximate nutritional analysis, per serving: 250 calories, 8 g total fat, 4.5 g saturated fat, 70 mg cholesterol, 250 mg sodium, 40 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 28 g sugar, 6 g protein.
STAR-BULLETIN / 2007
The malassada booth is always among the most popular at the annual Portuguese Festa.
1-1/4 cups olive oil
8 Hawaiian chili peppers, tops cut off
1 bay leaf
1 small piece lemon rind
Pour oil into clean, dry, screw-top glass jar; add remaining ingredients. Cover tightly and shake well. Store in refrigerator, allowing flavors to blend at least 24 hours.
Use this flavored oil on pasta, broiled meats and fish, or as a flavor "spike" for salads, soups and stir-fries. Makes 1-1/4 cups.
Approximate nutritional analysis, per 2 tablespoon serving: 240 calories, 27 g total fat, 3.5 g saturated fat, no cholesterol, sodium, carbohydrate, fiber, sugar or protein.
Papas de Milho
4 cups water
4 Portuguese cabbage (kale) leaves, finely chopped (about 1 cup)
1/2 teaspoon Hawaiian salt
5 ounces Portuguese sausage, diced (optional)
Dash garlic powder (optional)
2 tablespoons bacon grease or vegetable oil
1-1/4 cups white cornmeal
1/4 cup flour, for dredging
1/4 melted butter, for frying
Boil 3 cups of water with cabbage, salt, sausage, garlic and bacon grease (or oil) until leaves are tender.
Mix remaining 1 cup water with cornmeal; add to boiled mixture. Simmer until thickened, stirring constantly.
Pour into 8-inch square pan; chill. Slice into squares and serve, or slice and coat with flour and fry in butter until browned and crisp. Makes 9 squares.
Approximate nutritional analysis, per serving (without sausage): 160 calories, 8 g total fat, 4.5 g saturated fat, 15 mg cholesterol, 125 mg sodium, 19 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, no sugar, 2 g protein
Approximate nutritional analysis, per serving (with sausage): 210 calories, 13 g total fat, 6 g saturated fat, 25 mg cholesterol, 250 mg sodium, 19 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, no sugar, 5 g protein.
Hawaiian Electric Co. presents this weekly collection of recipes as a public service. Many are drawn from HECO's database of recipes, accessible online at www.heco.com