If you’re familiar with pretzels, I’d say this is the Pinoy version of it.
It is a twisted pastry (thus the name), deep-fried, and coated with sugar or syrup.
You’d often see it sold by street vendors in populated areas, but no need to go look for them. You can definitely make this at home!
Try out this recipe.
- 2 cups all-purpose-flour
- 1 pc egg
- ¼ tsp baking powder
- ½ tsp salt
- 3 tbsp sugar
- ½ cup evaporated milk
- 1 tbsp cooking oil
For the Sugar Coating:
- 1 cup water
- ½ cup sugar
- Combine and sift all the dry ingredients in a bowl.
- Add-in the beaten egg, milk, and cooking oil together and pour into the dry ingredients. Then mix with hand to form a dough.
- Divide the dough into 2 equal portions.
- Form it into a log and flatten it using a rolling pin. Then cut the dough vertically.
- Roll each piece into a thin-rope. Roll both ends into opposite direction to twist. (You can do it again to make a double twist, if you like.)
- Fry the pilipit until light golden brown. Drain and set aside.
- For the sugar syrup, put sugar and water in a saucepan.
- Let it simmer and then toss-in the pilipit over the sugar syrup until it dries.