This is one of those Portuguese desserts that everyone has at one point or another tried, I remember my greatgrandmother and my stepmom making it when I was growing up, then they taught me how to make it and I went through this stage where pretty much every week there was one being made.
Problem is that it's so good it never lasted more than one day LOL
I was craving it last week so after going grocery shopping I decided to get what I needed and surprise my kids. They've had it once before, still back when we were stationed in Idaho, so it's been a while.
BOLO DE BOLACHA
2 packs of Maria Biscuits (you can find them in the Mexican section of your grocery store)
2 cups of butter softened
2 cups of powdered sugar
Mix butter and sugar until creamy,
add the egg and beat until well incorporated. Set aside.
Start dipping the cookies one at a time in the coffee, don't let them sit in there long, just a quick dip,
then place on the serving plate in the shape of a flower.
Do one layer of cookies, then spread a thin layer of the butter cream mixture.
Repeat layers as high as you want to go. I used one and half packs of the Maria cookies.
Cover the whole cake with the remaining butter cream mixture.
Take some of the remaining cookies and crumble them on top
It's best when it's cold so make sure to keep it refrigerated.....ENJOY!