When in Cebu, often we hear that lechon is the best to taste and pasalubong. Another pasalubong that is easy to bring and does not easily spoil unlike lechon is a crispy baked biscuit.
Otap is an oval-shaped, crispy baked biscuit that has become one of the trademarks of Cebu. It is made of eggs, flour, shortening, sugar and margarine. The unique flaky texture with a distinctive sweetness makes you cr
ave for more but be careful when eating it otherwise the flakes will be all over the place. Otap is one of the best provincial specialties in the country for those who like baked products.
Otap can be found in any pasalubong store in Cebu. It is also a popular snack in the Visayas region especially in the Negros Island.
• 500 grams bread flour
• 7.5 grams iodized salt
• 50 grams refined sugar
• 2.5 grams instant dry yeast
• 2 grams bread improver
• 275 grams water
Mix all ingredients until good dough is formed. Then, set aside.
note: you can add flavoring like chocolate before mixing
Butter Mix Ingredients
• 100 grams butter
• 50 grams soft flour
Blend the 2 ingredients, divide into 4. Then, set aside.
1. Form the dough into a rectangle. Spread one part of butter mix, fold and then roll. Repeat the procedure three (3) more times. The last fold must be rolled as thin as possible.
2. Roll the dough into a bastion. Rest for 10-15 minutes.
3. Cut crosswise (10g/pc, or as per desired weight). Flatten and sprinkle sugar on one side. Rest for 30-45 minutes.
4. Bake at 3500F for 10-15 minutes or until golden brown.
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