Olhão baker presents giant Easter cake

Easter wouldn’t be the same in Olhão without pastry chef Filipe Martins baking a giant ‘folar’ (Portuguese Easter cake).

The owner of pastry shop Kubidoce will present his 80-metre long creation on Saturday (March 19) at 10.30am in front of the town’s church.

There will be several ‘folares’ for people to choose from, with novelties this year including sweet potato, chocolate and fig and almond. Also on the ‘menu’ is the town’s traditional ‘Folar de Olhão’, a sweeter and gooeier version of the cake made with sugar and cinammon.

Slices will be handed out in exchange for donations, all of which will go to animal association ADAPO.

Martins will be using 520 kilos of brown sugar, 200 kilos of flour, 200 kilos of butter, 100 kilos of margerine, 20 litres of olive oil and 500 eggs, among other ingredients, to create his latest baking extravaganza.