a typical Filipino delicacy. I think that this is the Filipino version of the Italian “frittelle”, the only difference is that the dough is very simple. You don’t add raisins or pine nuts and “grappa”. After a trip to Iligan in 2010, I had the luck to buy from two very young vendors some “SHAKOY” and since that time i’ve always dreamed to make some of this sweet, though not so good for health(because it’s fried!), here in Italy. After so many attempts, I think i’ve found the recipe though I substituted butter with olive oil. For this recipe I used my bread maker to prepare the dough for me. This is the recipe:

2 1/2 cups flour
1/2 cup water, lukewarm
1 egg
1/4 cup sugar
2 tbsp olive oil
7 grams yeast
1 tsp. salt
extra sugar- for coating
oil- for frying

1.) In large bowl combine flour, sugar, yeast, salt and olive oil. Mix well.
2.) Add the egg into the mixture and lukewarm water and start mixing together.
3.) Knead the dough in clean floured surface until smooth and elastic. Let is rise for 1-2 hours.
4.) Divide the dough into 8 pieces, or more. It depends on the desired size of the “SHAKOY”. Start rolling dough into cigar and twist it.
5.) Let it rise for 20-30 minutes. (Enough time to heat the deep fryer on medium low)
6.) Fry it for about 1-2 minutes each side. Let cool. Put in the plastic bag with sugar and shake it.
7.) Best when serve hot along with your favorite drink.

If you want to use the bread maker,

Water + oil + flour + salt + egg + sugar + yeast. Use program 10. I am using the KENWOOD BREAD MAKER.

After the machine has finished processing the dough, follow stage 4 of the instructions above. Happy cooking!


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