Bread sweet trend, which more than a bread product can be classified as sweet. It is nothing more than a flavored and rolled dough stuffed with sugar cane, cheese and spices. It is difficult to know for sure the origin of the name but according to popular tradition, the word “golfiao” or “golfeado” was born more than a century ago in the coffee farm El Hoyo de las Tapias that supplied coffee to Caracas. It is said that the peasants of the time called ‘golfiao’ the seed in the shape of a snail that gives birth to coffee. On the other hand, the Canarian brothers María Duarte and Gregorio Vicente Duarte installed the Central Bakery near the current Petare flask. It is said that they created this cake with Danish style and according to popular culture, someone who saw it and wanted to buy it said to Mrs. María Duarte ‘give me what looks like a golfiao’, associating it with the seed in the form of a snail to which the coffee farmers knew by that name.
Over the years and after the closure of the Central Bakery, the recipe was disseminated among bakers and artisans. It was common to get this delight in areas with a lot of traffic of people like Sabana Grande, El Junquito and Los Teques. At present there are several recipes, different versions, many places that sell them and many fans of the golfeados. Its aroma, texture and blend of flavors makes most Venezuelans succumb to one at any time of day.