Biscocho is a Spanish word that means biscuits. Bischocho is a Filipino version of Biscotti. It is baked and topped with butter and sugar. It is crunchy, sweet, delicious. In my college days, Biscocho was an addiction and it was l life-saving dessert. It gave me energy during long study nights and an easy way to munch while hanging out with friends. Eaten by itself or with coffee, it is a crowd-pleaser and my kids’ new favorite.
When I was in the Philippines, I did not really know how to make Bischocho. Why would I bother making one when this is everywhere in the Philippines. Here in the US, however, is a different story. In order to eat and enjoy Biscocho, you have to order it online, or in my case, I have to drive 8 hours to Chicago to find a Filipino store that carries it (that if there is any). Or order it online. And believe it or not, our Asian store does not carry it either so I made it on my own… not that I have the innate knowledge of making it, but it was by accident.
It all started when Costco opened its doors here in Wichita and they have a slice bread sale in which you get 2 loaves of sliced bread for $3.00. Being the sales freak that I am, I bought more than the family can eat so I am left with almost stale sliced bread. By heaven’s intervention, I decided to melt butter and brush it on the bread, sprinkle it with sugar. I then baked it and surprisingly, it tasted like the Biscocho I always had in PI. Boy, was I so pleased with myself and it has become a snack staple in the house. I even bought a new large container for it.
How to Make Filipino Biscocho
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter
- 1/2 cup of white sugar
- 12 pieces of stale or fresh slice bread white whole grain
- Put oven rack in the middle of the oven. Preheat oven at 325 F
- Put the butter in a microwaveable bowl and melt butter.
- Spray cookie sheet and arrange slice bread.
- Brush bread with the butter on each side and sprinkle with sugar.
- Bake bread in a preheated oven for 10 to 15 each side until bread is crisp. We have different oven so it may or may not be a longer baking time for you. PLEASE .Pay attention to the bread as it burns quickly...