Kichel are sweet baked cracker cookies that are served with chopped herring. There are two types of kichel, I make the biscuit/cookie kichel which have baking powder in them. The other kind are very flat with no raising agent. My family always fight over the more golden pieces so over the years I’ve started to leave a batch in the oven a little longer to get them extra golden, this keeps my darling hubby and kids more than happy.


4 eggs
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup oil
pinch salt
2 cups + 3 tbls cake flour
3 tsp baking powder
Extra sugar for sprinkling


Preheat the oven to 220°C / 450°F

Beat eggs, sugar, oil and salt very well together. Mix flour and baking powder together. Add gradually beating all the time until a dough is formed. Roll out thinly in batches. Sprinkle with sugar and press down with a rolling pin so sugar stays on when moved. Cut into squares. Place on a wire cooling rack which has been sprayed with non stick spray. Use a cooling rack that has small squares. Bake in oven for a few minutes until pale golden. Oven may be opened to judge if kichel are ready. Remove from oven and turn tray oven and gently nudge off cake cooling rack


2 thoughts on “Kichel

  1. Pingback: Chopped Herring | Oceans Between Kitchens

  2. Roche Lurie

    Thank you for refreshing my memory. G-d Bless.
    What can I do with the spleen, in Yiddish it is called a MILTZ?????


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