Shakoy or Lubid-Lubid is another popular snack from the Philippines. It is actually fried doughnuts but is shaped is in twisted style rather than the small ball or usual doughnut shaped we have locally :) The ingredient is rather simply, just plain flour, yeast, salt and water/milk, no egg and butter added into the bread dough. On first bite of this warm twisted sugar-coated doughnuts, suddenly Auntie Anne's pretzel flashed into my mind! hahaha maybe 'cos of its twisted shaped and I've actually added cinnamon powder in the sugar coating! Simple and addictive snack that I had two at one go not to mention my 2 'tam jiak' kids ^-^
Twisted doughnuts ready for proofing
deep-frying in hot oil
freshly fried twisted doughnuts
coated in cinnamon-sugar! be generous with the sugar!
Recipe source : pinoyrecipe
- 180gm plain flour
- 3/4 tbsp instant yeast
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 110-120ml milk
- 1/4 sugar for coating (can add a tsp of cinnamon sugar if desired)
- Combine flour, yeast and salt in a mixing bowl.
- Make a well and pour in milk in the centre and mix into a dough. Knead the dough till smooth and elastic. Cover and proof it for an hour until double in bulk.
- After rising, punch down dough and knead lightly. Divide into 8 equal portions and rest for 10mins.
- Roll each piece into a long stick and twist. Place on a baking tray and cover. Proof for another 40mins.
- Heat some oil in a pan over medium heat, drop in shakoy by batches and fry until golden brown.
- Drain on paper towels and coat with sugar. Serve.