July 05, 2006

BISCOCHOS (VERY SPECIAL COOKIES FOR PURIM)

BISCOCHOS (VERY SPECIAL COOKIES FOR PURIM)
Source: http:/home.bc.rogers.wave.ca/sburton/bethamidrash/

4 eggs
1 c. sugar
1/2 c. vegetable oil
4 1/2 c. flour
4 tsp. baking powder
1 c. sesame seed

Beat eggs with a fork (reserve 4 tbsp. for later use). Add sugar, beating well, then oil. Beat well. Add flour and the baking powder, a little at a time, until it forms a smooth dough.
Cut 2- 1/2 inch circles of pastry, 1/4- inch thick, and shape with fingers to form a cup shaped base or basket for large end of hard boiled egg. Roll strips 1/4- inch thick abd cut two strips long enough to cross over the top of the egg and attach to the base. Decorate the top of arch with a little extra pastry to depict something of the Purim story or an animal or flower. Use your imagination.

Add 1 tsp. sugar to the reserved egg, brush on the pastry and sprinkle with sesame seed.
Arrange all the pastry trimmed eggs on a cookie sheet and bake at 350oF approximately 20 minutes or until just barely golden.
From: wajnberg (wajnberg@ccard.com.br)

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