Pilipit basically is a deep fried twisted pastry which is coated with sugar or syrup, it can be made with either regular flour or rice flour. Two versions differ heavily on texture as the rice variant tends to be soft and sticky while the flour usually is crunchy but can be stored longer.
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 cup evaporated milk
- 1 large egg, lightly beaten
Simple Sugar Glaze
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 1/2 cup water
- In a bowl sift together flour and salt.
- In a separate bowl combine evaporated milk and egg
- Gently pour the milk mixture into the flour mixture, mix then knead until dough is smooth. Form into a round dough then place it back into the bowl. Cover bowl with damp cloth then let it rest for 15 minutes.
- Remove your dough from the bowl, cut dough equally in half. Flatten one of the dough into 8 inch width then cut into 1/2 inch strips, roll this strip to further slim it down to desired size. Bring end together then twist. Place twisted dough in a floured flat surface. Repeat the whole process with the remaining dough. Let it rest for 20-30 more minutes.
- Prepare a deep fryer or wok filled with oil, Heat oil to 180C then deep fry prepared dough until golden brown.
- Set it aside and let it drain to remove excess oil.
- Prepare the glaze by combining sugar and water in a small saucepan, cook in medium heat until sugar has totally melted.
- Dip fried pastry into the glaze then let it dry by placing it on a wire rack.