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Kings Cake (Bolo Rei)

Bolo Rei, or Kings Cake, is a traditional Portuguese cake that is typically eaten during Christmas until the Dia de Reis on January 6. It is a staple dessert in any Portuguese home during these holidays. Bolo Rei originates in the Confeitarias of Portugal which had adapted the recipe from French dessert making. The bolo rei has a hole in the center and is baked from a soft, white dough, with raisins, various nuts, and crystallized fruit inside. Bolo Rei is a bit more complicated to make and has quite a few ingredients but the end product is totally worth the effort.
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