Pretzel Shaped Biscuits

Also know by the Rhodeslies as Biskochos. A most delicious time consuming  biscuit to make, my mother and latter myself would spend hours making them. They would last only a few days as children and grown-up would eat them with delight. Delicious with Turkish coffee. Also known as Koulourakia

Recipe: Granma Yvonne

About 80 

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1 cup oil

1 cup orange juice

1 cup sugar

3 eggs

700gr +/- self-rising flour

2  yolk mixed with water to glaze.     

sesame seeds to decorate




  • Mix eggs and sugar, add oil and orange juice.

  • Add flour, a spoonful at the time and mix till dough is soft but not sticky. If still sticky add more flour.

  • Let dough rest for ½ hour.

  • Take a small ball of dough; roll it into a long string and form richicas (similar to pretzel)

  • Spray baking sheet with “spray and cook”

  • Place richicas on the baking sheet.

  • Brush with egg yolk which has been mix with few drops of water.

  • Sprinkle sesame seeds on top

  • Place in preheated oven 180C for 30minutes.



PS: The secret is to make them all the same thickness.  One can change the shapes, example just round ones and only 2 circle etc.


PS2: They can also be decorated with 100 and 1000 or with chocolate chips for children parties.

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