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Published September 16th 2012
Kichel are a delightful, crumbly, sweet biscuit treat that is munched on in homes around the world during Jewish New Year. Its often served alongside traditional Chopped herring and similar dishes, but goes beautifully with a cup of tea!
The round shape and sweetness is akin to the ideas of the Jewish New Year, which is to have a round (whole) and sweet New Year, which is why no New Year is complete without a taste of apple dipped in honey.
Here for your enjoyment is the fantastic recipe along with a picture story for these sweet biscuits that everyone should try.
3/4 cup oil 3/4 cup sugar 1/2 teaspoons salt 4 eggs
1 x 500g self raising flour
To begin, pre heat oven to 260 degrees celsius. Beat the oil, sugar and salt together.
Add one egg at a time and beat well.
Sift the flour into the wet mixture and mix to form a soft dough.
Just double checking - is is s r flour, not plain flour for the biscuits? oven temperature? did you use a fork to press them down to make the lines in the biscuits? do we have to put on a wire rack, or is on baking paper on a tray ok? Many thanks :)