Otap Recipe (Cebu Biscuit)

Otap Recipe

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This Otap Recipe originated from Cebu and is known in the entire country for the Otap’s oblong shape. It is a kind of baked biscuit (cookie) which is brittle and is garnished with sugar.




  1. Combine first 9 ingredients in a mixing bowl and knead until dough is smooth and elastic. Divide into 2 portions and set aside.
  2. Prepare shortening mixture by mixing together shortening and cake flour. Divide into 2 portions.
  3. Oil the table.
  4. Roll out each portion of dough onto a lightly floured board.
  5. Spread shortening mixture.
  6. Gather the edges of the dough together to enclose the shortening mixture.
  7. Put oil on top of the dough and allow it to rest for 15-20 minutes.
  8. Roll out dough thinly on an oiled board.
  9. Brush dough surfaces with more oil.
  10. Roll tightly like a jelly roll (makes 2 rolls about 1 inch thick).
  11. Brush top of dough again with oil.
  12. Allow dough to rest for 10-15 minutes.
  13. Cut dough crosswise to desired portions.
  14. Brush surface again with oil and allow to rest for 10 minutes.
  15. Roll out each portion.
  16. Dip one side in sugar.
  17. Transfer to greased baking sheets.
  18. Bake in a 350°F oven for 10-12 minutes or until done.


Keywords: Otap, Cebu Otap

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