Rosquillos, which means ‘ringlet’ in Spanish, are cookies made from flour, eggs, shortening, sugar, and baking powder. They were created originally byMargarita ‘Titay’ T Frasco in 1907 in the Cebu province of the Philippines. And these here are Titay’s Rosquillos, the brand of her namesake.
Each biscuit is thin, around 2.5mm thick, and ring-shaped with a wavy outer edge.
These biscuits smell slightly sweet, even a little bland. On tasting, though, they’re very crispy biscuits with a mellow buttery and eggy flavour that develops to an aromatic sweetness — like a crispy Swiss roll? — towards the end of each bite before leaving a comforting sweetness lingering on the tongue. These biscuits are perfect for every occasion, with their pleasant and mellow flavour pairing well with teas and coffee.
This box of Titay’s Rosquillos contained 3 packages each with 16 biscuits. It was produced in the Philippines and gifted by colleagues visiting the Philippines in 2017.