Hopia is a local pastry with Chinese origin. It resembles a moon cake and may come in many different fillings like beans, ube, and pork. These pastries are relatively affordable and you may find it in local bakeries.
You can also make them at home to have the freshest quality ingredients. Try this Hopia Mongo recipe here. Hopia like it!
Hopia Mongo Recipe
- 2 rolls ready-made flaky pastry
- 1½ cup red adzuki beans
- 1 egg beaten
- 1¼ cup sugar
- ½ cup flour
- ½ cup butter
- Place red beans in a pot and fill with enough water (beans should be 2 inch below the water surface).
- Bring to a boil and cook until soft, add water if necessary.
- Once its turns soft, mash it using a potato masher or a handheld food processor.
- Bring heat to low then add in the sugar and butter, mix well until totally dissolved.
- Add in flour and mix until it becomes a really thick paste, add water if necessary. Consistency should be something like a really firm mashed potato. Once evenly mixed turn off heat and let it cool.
- Defrost 1 flaky pastry roll and cut it in half.
- Place half of the paste mixture into the pastry and roll. Do it with the remaining paste. Place 2 rolls in the refrigerator for an hour.
- Defrost the remaining pastry roll then cut it using a medium size cookie cutter. Setting aside each round pastry.
- Remove filled rolls from the fridge and slice them into 1 inch thick pieces.
- Dampen 1 side of each round pastry and cover sliced roll in top and bottom sealing all edges. Brush with beaten eggs then place in a greased baking pan.
- Bake in a 200C preheated oven for 8 minutes on one side, then turn to the other side and bake for another 8 minutes.
- Let it cool before serving.
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