Biscocho is a Filipino oven-baked dessert that will make any bread lover ask for more. When your first loaf of bread is about to go stale, it is Filipino tradition to bake the bread for a second time to create Biscocho.
These second bakes could have sugar coated along their outsides or a spread of garlic to bring out the moisture. Either way, the bread lasts longer, and it is given a whole new taste.
In more modern settings, these Biscocho recipes have turned from saving on food waste to simply creating a bread-textured cake.
There are many different ways to make Biscocho, and I’ve gathered 25 of the best recipes all over the internet to show you how you can do it too!
Kawaling Pinoy has really embraced the day-old bread tradition, which is why I have added them as my number one recipe.
You can use sliced bread, bread rolls, or anything that needs to be used up. In the end, you will have a sweet version of that bread which will be perfect for an afternoon snack.
Foxy Folksy, on the other hand, has decided to create their Biscocho from scratch. This isn’t incorrect; in fact, any Filiopino ceremonies now use Biscocho as a welcoming snack before the main event.
If you want to create the perfect Biscocho, then try out their recipe for a start to finish bakery good!
This recipe is very similar to Kawaling Pinoy’s above, but the main difference is the type of bread they start off with.
If, like me, you need a visual aid to help you recognize when you are following a recipe properly, then having a classic american slice of bread might be a better image than an old roll.
Moving away from bread, let’s dive into the world of cake! Like Foxy Folksy, CD Kitchen has opted to create their cake from scratch, but the element which makes it still a Biscocho is the bread-like ingredient list.
You won’t be building a cake with many layers of different flavors; instead, you have a humble cake with lemon and sugar to create when the pantry is running low.
Again, these aren’t scraps, but fresh ingredients that make this wonderful cake. Unlike CD Kitchen, Joy of Spanish Cooking has added more to the flavors than a simple addition of sugar.
The flavors are still on the plain side, but the lemon yogurt manages to create a kick you might not have expected.
Traditionally, you would add any sweet ingredient that seemed like it needed to be given an extra bit of life, but blackberries and oranges wouldn’t usually be added. This is a beautiful twist to save food!
Let’s get back to basics after creating something new with Woman and Home. This low-key cake adds in an extra level of sweetness with its vanilla extract.
These fancy cupcakes might seem like a far cry from the Biscocho original, but you can blend your old bread to create “Biscocho Crumbs.”
If you do decide to save your bread like that, then you will be using the main ingredient in any Biscocho creation, old bread.
This lemon zest Biscocho dessert is a classic creation of the Filipino tradition. You can tell this from the low amount of ingredients and the emphasis on basic flavors like lemon, sugar, and yogurt.
This crispy and crunchy delight would be perfect as a snack for kids. The sesame seed topping is an unusual addition, but it works so well against the bread-like texture!
Not only does this recipe have the unusual ingredients of orange in its Bizcocho, but that orange is presented as a liqueur!
To keep with this deep and strong orange flavor, My Recipes even suggest adding 3 tablespoons of orange marmalade! This incredible recipe is packed with flavor!
This Bizcocho cake is perfect for dipping in chocolate. Plate this up on a cold Fall morning, and heat up your melted chocolate to go on one side.
The atmosphere alone will be soothing and comforting, let alone the treat you are about to eat!
Sour cream in a cake might seem like an odd choice, but this cake is amazingly easy to make. The cream acts as a compounding ingredient to make creating the dough so much easier than you might have expected.
But the sour cream flavor is more savory than you would typically have in a Biscocho cake, so you need to add in a lot of sugar or vanilla to even out the flavors.
This orange and lime infusion creates a sharp kick to your sweet Biscocho cake. Along with the Dominican White Vanilla Extract, you’ll be treating yourself to a field of summertime flavors.
The almond addition to this Biscocho is the perfect combination for the zested orange, which has been grated into the batter mix.
Because they are ground, you don’t need to worry about the cake becoming heavy around the solid ingredients. You can keep the Bizcocho as the loaf it should be!
Nothing says sweet than a chocolate cake, and this Biscocho can be dipped in chocolate all day long.
Food 52 has added instant espresso to their ingredients list to create a less sweet and more bitter rendition of this afternoon dessert to keep you from having a chocolate overload.
This Dominican cake is very different from the other Dominican cake on this list. In fact, you might say Dominican Cooking has created a very “Birthday Cake” flavor and decoration style that makes it seem almost American.
Looking back over the last 10 or so recipes, I have driven quite far away from the original meaning of the Biscocho treat, but this quick puff pastry sweet bakery good has brought us back to the simple essence of Bisochos.
This lemon Biscocho is the perfect snack to tide you over till dinner. Bursting with flavor, the lemon and ground almonds are a wonderfully Fall flavored combination.
And the freshly squeezed lemon juice keeps the cake feeling moist.
This traditional version of Biscocho is soft and light, almost like a sponge cake. Perfect for when you want to eat something sweet but have nothing but eggs, flour, and sugar in the house.
Not all Biscochos are cakes, as long as your Biscocho is sweet, then you are serving the dessert that you are searching for! Petit Chef’s website design is a little scattered, but the methods and ingredients are easy to follow.
Give them a go and create your warm biscuit!
This chocolate cake is dripping in chocolate, with at least 2 layers of melted goodness for you to fill upon. This recipe is super easy, and you’ll be left with a cake that everyone will want a slice of.
These biscuits are cheap to make and easy to create, which is the whole purpose of a Biscocho dessert. If you don’t know Spanish, then Google Chromes’ Translate feature can translate the entire webpage into English.
This basic recipe for a Biscocho cake uses only the ingredients you would typically find in your refrigerator and cupboards, so you can whip out this delight at the last minute when you hear that the family is coming over.
Our last recipe to show you is more like a three-in-one combo. Recetas Nestle offers you three methods to make their Biscocho.
The first is the Direct Method, the second is the Reverse Method, and the last is the Indirect method. If you want to learn more, check out their recipe!