方塊酥 Square Cookies

Square Cookies

方塊酥

Square cookies are made from baked milk powder and butter or baked lard, sesame and sugar.

Where is it from?

Square cookies are from Chiayi County, and they are the County’s most representative dessert and souvenir. It is said that the square cookie is adapted from the noodles in the north of China and is therefore easier to be kept for a longer time and to be eaten in any place. Square cookies have been served as snacks in Seven Seas Residence since the year of 1911. Moreover, it was later chosen as one of the Taiwanese’s 100 souvenirs, Taiwanese state banquet dessert and one of Chiayi’s ten souvenirs.

How do you prepare it?

Square cookies are made from baked milk powder and butter or baked lard, sesame and sugar. Though it is not that special to look at, the taste of butter and sesame will impress you! Besides, its crispy taste texture is the most attractive characteristic for a large amount of gourmands.

Where do you buy it?

Square cookies from Chiayi are considered the best.

方塊酥

方塊酥源起於嘉義的民國路,是嘉義最具代表性之甜點及伴手禮。據說方塊酥是改良於中國北方的麵食早點,使其更容易存放且可以隨時食用。方塊酥早在兩蔣時代就成為官邸的點心,之後更獲選為臺灣百大伴手禮、國宴點心與「諸羅十大伴手禮之一」。

方塊酥的作法以奶粉、奶油或豬油、芝麻及糖等原料烘焙製作成酥脆餅乾,將酥皮層層相疊後裁切成方塊形狀而得名。雖然方塊酥外表並不起眼,但入口後卻有著濃濃的奶油和芝麻香,其多層次酥脆的口感是最大的特色,獲得不少饕客的喜愛。

方塊酥以嘉義市的最為有名。

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