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Biscochos and Ponche de Huevo for Yom Kippur

Biscochos

Biscochos and Ponche de Huevo for Yom Kippur

Biscochos Recipe

4 eggs
1 cup sugar
2/3 cup oil
1 teaspoon vanilla
6-7 cups cake flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
2 teaspoons vanilla essence
Pinch of salt
1/4 teaspoon baking soda

Topping
1/4 cup fine sugar
2 teaspoon cinnamon

  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • In a stand mixer, combine all the ingredients until the dough comes together and forms a ball.
  • Place dough on the counter and gently knead for about a minute, until dough is smooth and comes together.
  • Roll all the dough into walnut-sized balls.
  • Roll into a thin strand, then double the strand and twist into a rope.
  • Close into a ring, then dip into cinnamon sugar.
  • Place cookies on parchment lined baking sheets and bake for about 20 minutes, until firm and golden brown.
  • Remove cookies from the oven and allow to cool.
  • Lower oven temperature to 200°F.
  • Biscochar (crisp) the cookies by placing bracelets on a baking sheet and leave in the oven for one hour.
  • Transfer to a wire rack and allow to cool.
  • Store in an airtight container.

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