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Hopia Mongo

  • Author: Raymund
  • Prep Time: 30 mins
  • Cook Time: 2 hours
  • Total Time: 2 hours 30 mins
  • Category: Snack
  • Cuisine: Filipino


  • 2 rolls ready-made flaky pastry
  • 1 1/2 cup red (adzuki) beans
  • 1 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 egg, beaten


  1. 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.
  2. Bring heat to low then add in the sugar and butter, mix well until totally dissolved.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. Defrost the remaining pastry roll then cut it using a medium size cookie cutter.  Setting aside each round pastry.
  6. Remove filled rolls from the fridge and slice them into 1 inch thick pieces.
  7. 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.
  8. Bake in a 200C preheated oven for 8 minutes on one side, then turn to the other side and bake for another 8 minutes.
  9. Let it cool before serving.