Preparation info
  • Makes

    Twenty to Twenty-Two

    • Difficulty


Appears in
The Complete Guide to Traditional Jewish Cooking

By Marlena Spieler

Published 2016

  • About

Sugar-dusted shortbreads are adored by both a Shkenazim and Sephardim alike, from the round little melt-in-the-mouth balls of Eastern Europe to these Greek stars. The star shape makes them an ideal break-the-fast treat for Yom Kippur, when you must count three stars in the sky for the day, and the fast, to be over.


  • 225 g/8 oz/1 cup unsalted butter
  • 150


  1. Cream the butter and beat in the caster sugar gradually, until light and fluffy. Beat in the egg yolks one at a time, then the vanilla. Mix the bicarbonate of soda with the brandy and stir into the mixture. Add the flour sifted with salt and mix to a firm dough. Knead lightly, add the almonds and then knead again.
  2. Preheat the ov