Pilipit, also called Shakoy is a very popular snack in the Philippines, best paired with coffee or hot chocolate during breaks or merienda. I have no idea why they call it “shakoy” but one this for sure this simple fried dough is very delicious.
This version of pilipit/shakoy is crispy on the outside with the caramelized sugar coat but soft and fluffy in the inside.
Pilipit literally means twisted. It’s a twisted dough and then fried to cook. The recipe varies, many uses flour while some use cassava but in this recipe flour is mainly used.
- 2 cups flour
- ¼ tsp baking powder
- 1 egg
- ½ cup milk
- oil for deep frying
- 5 cups brown sugar
- a pinch of salt
- Mix and sift flour, baking powder, and salt into a bowl, set aside.
- Beat egg and add to the milk.
- Pour this mixture into sifted flour.
- Knead until smooth, then divide into several portions,
- Roll each portion on bread board into strips 4 inches long,
- Twist the strip to bring the ends together ( or make an”8″ shape, if desired).
- Fry in hot oil until brown, drain, and dip in syrup.
- To make syrup, put brown sugar and a little water in a saucepan, caramelize over medium heat, stirring constantly until sugar is dissolved.
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