Sugar Zwieback Recipe

Sugar Zwieback is a twice-baked cookie with a crisp sugar crust. Learn how to make/prepare Sugar Zwieback by following this easy recipe.
Sugar Zwieback Recipe
Difficulty Average
Recipe Type Veg.
Serves 24
Calories Per Serving 134
  • 1 cup Milk
  • 4 tbsp Butter (cut into pieces)
  • ¼ cup Honey
  • ½ tsp Salt
  • 2/3 cup White Sugar
  • 1 (0.25 ounce) package active dry Yeast
  • ¼ cup Warm Water
  • 1 Egg
  • 4 cups All-Purpose Flour
  • ½ tsp Nutmeg (freshly grated)
How to make Sugar Zwieback:
  • Pour milk in a small saucepan and heat it till starts to bubble up.
  • Remove from heat and add in butter, honey and salt. Mix and set it aside to cool.
  • Reserving 2 tsp of sugar, add the remaining to the milk mixture. Allow it to cool to room temperature.
  • Combine yeast and warm water in a large bowl. Leave it aside for 5 minutes till the yeast softens.
  • Add the cooled milk mixture, egg, flour and nutmeg into the yeast mixture. Beat well.
  • Knead the dough, adding more flour if required. Mix to form smooth, soft dough.
  • Divide the dough into 8 portions.
  • Place the balls on lightly greased cookie sheets 4 inches apart.
  • Pat the balls into 4 inches roundels.
  • Brush the tops of the balls with water and sprinkle the reserved sugar.
  • Cover the balls with kitchen towels lightly and set aside for 1 hour till they double up in size.
  • Preheat oven to 350 °F (175 °C).
  • Bake the balls for 30 minutes till they turn golden brown.
  • Remove from the oven and cool them for 10 to 15 minutes. Leave the oven on.
  • Cut each roundel into 6 ½-inch slices.
  • Place the slices on cookie sheets, with the cut sides down.
  • Bake for further 5 minutes.
  • Turn the slices and bake for another 5 to 7 minutes till they are golden brown on both sides.
  • Turn the oven off and leave the slices in unopened oven for 45 minutes.