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Barquillos (Wafer Rolls)

Barquillos (Wafer Rolls)

Barquillos is a crispy rolled wafer sticks, these wafers actually originated in Spain and adapted by Filipinos. The recipe is made from basic cookie ingredients of flour, sugar, eggs and butter. It is rolled out thinly and shaped into a hollow cylinder by using a stick. In Iloilo City, Philippines, it is a popular pasalubong snack. 
Barquillos (Wafer Rolls) – You can eat your barquillos with your favorite ice cream. You can also put polvoron in the hollow center of your barquillos, they are called “barquiron”. Don’t limit your barquillos with just the plain flavor, try mixing other flavors such as pandan, chocolate, ube etc. Enjoy!  BTW, we have 2 recipe version below. If you dont have the proper cooking equipment as seen on photo. We can always improvise.. cover the top with a non stick baking paper and just flatten with a pan on top. 

Serves 18

Barquillos (Recipe #1)


  • 1/2 cup butter or margarine
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 whole egg whites
  • 2/3 cup all-purpose flour


1. Preheat an oven to 375°F (190°C).

2. Lightly grease 2 baking sheets. Beat the butter, sugar, and vanilla with an electric mixer in a large bowl until smooth. Add the egg whites one at a time, allowing each to blend into the butter mixture before adding the next.

3. Mix in the flour until just incorporated. Drop teaspoonfuls of the dough onto ungreased baking sheets.

4. Spread thinly with a spatula or the back of the spoon into a 3 inch circle.

5. Bake in the preheated oven until browned along the edges, about 3-5 minutes.

6. Remove the baked wafers from the baking sheet one at a time using a stick/skewer or spatula roll it. You may also roll each wafer around the handle of a wooden spoon until the edges overlap.  

7. Cool seam-side down on a wire rack until completely crisp. As you practice making barquillos, you will eventually learn to make thinner rolls. Happy cooking and enjoy! 

In Sta. Rita Pampanga, they use a double flat griddle, just add some batter and pull down the top griddle to flatten out. Then roll the stick to form a roll. Let cool until it becomes crispy. 
Barquillos Making in Sta Rita, Pampanga
Barquillos Making in Sta Rita, Pampanga

Recipe #2: Barquillos


  • 5 large egg yolks
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1/4 to 2/3 cup all-purpose flour, sifted
  • 1 tsp vanilla or rind of lemon
  • butter or cooking oil


1. Beat the egg yolks. Pour in milk and stir lightly. Add the flour. Mix well.

2. Add sugar (according to taste or desired amount) and powdered rind or vanilla.

3. Grease the barquillera or hot iron and prepare it to moderate heat.

4. Get about a tablespoon of batter and place it on the hot iron. Press and heat on both sides until the color turns to light brown.

5. While still hot, shape the soft batter using the handle of a wooden spoon or Chopstick, then roll it to form a tube. Make sure to grease the handle (or the pin) to prevent the barquillos from sticking.

Happy cooking and enjoy!

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