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How to make Pilipit

How to Make Pilipit


Pilipit as I knew it, is one of my favorite childhood snack. In other places it is also known as Shakoy, Bilibid, or Linubid. In english you can call it Sugar twists.

This recipe is deep fried in oil or no oven needed. Any moms can make a business out of this recipe and sell it while at home. This is so easy to make! Pilipit is one of our classic Filipino favorite snack.

How to make Pilipit


5 tbsp. yeast
1 tsp. sugar
1/2 cup warm water (to be used with the yeast)
1/2 cup oil
1/2 cup sugar
2 tsp. salt
6 to 7 cups bread flour
1 cup milk
3/4 cup water


1.) Dissolve yeast with the 1/2 cup warm water (set aside)
2.) Combine all dry ingredients first before placing all the remaining ingredients
3.) Knead the dough for about 10 mins. (if using the manual method)
4.) cover the dough and let it rest for 10 mins.
5.) cut and roll the dough like you’re making ensaymada then twist it as shown in the picture
6.) let rise for 1/2 hour or more depending on the size you want
7.) deep fry the twists on medium heat until golden brown
8.) remove and let the oil drip by placing it in a wire rack
9.) Let it cool for a few minutes, then you can dip in a bowl of sugar* or use a ziplock or canister with cover and shake it with sugar. Share and enjoy!

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