Kichel

IMG_4383Kichel are a sweet baked cracker cookie that is 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.

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INGREDIENTS
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

METHOD
1. Preheat the oven to 220°C / 450°F
2. Beat eggs, sugar, oil and salt very well together.
3. Sift flour and baking powder together.
4. Add flour mixture gradually, while beating all the time until a dough is formed.
5. Roll out thinly in batches.
6. Sprinkle with sugar and lightly press down with a rolling pin so that the sugar sticks to the dough when moved.
7. Cut into diamond shapes.
8. Place on a wire cooling rack, that has small squares, which has been sprayed with non stick spray to avoid sticking.

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9. Bake in oven for a few minutes until pale golden, keep an eye on them as the kichel will burn very quickly. Oven may be opened to judge if kichel are ready.
10. Remove from oven and turn tray over and gently nudge off cake cooling rack.

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