Twisted Fried Donuts “Shakoy” is a Filipino all-time favourite snack “meryenda” and it is very popular with its native version of twisted sugar doughnuts. You can buy and find this everywhere in all edges here in Philippines, local markets and even in street vendors.
I remember how I love Shakoy when I was just a kid, I force my grandmother (Lola) to cooked it every day for an afternoon snack. Now that I’m old enough to know the procedures and how to cook, now, my Lola always wants me to cook Shakoy everyday. This dish is very easy to cook and to prepare the only delaying part is when you wait for the dough to rise up because it takes time.
This is my version of Shakoy (Twisted Fried Donuts) Recipe. Enjoy!
1 1/2 cups all purpose flour (add a little extra for dusting)
1/4 cup white sugar
1/2 tsp. salt
3/4 tbsp. yeast
1-2 cups cooking oil, for frying
1/2 cup water
Sift all purpose flour, add salt and yeast then mix very well Using a large bowl.
Make a well in the middle and pour the water then mix until forms dough.
Sprinkle flour and knead the dough until it becomes smooth and form a ball.
In case the dough is still too sticky, add a little flour, then knead more until you get to the right consistency.
Get a clean bowl, grease with oil and place the dough on it and cover with clean cloth and let it rest for 1 at least an hour or so. (These process will double the size of the dough.
After an hour when the dough rises, punch down and knead, cut in your desired sizes.
Roll the dough into a long stick and from a twist.
Place the twisted dough on a tray and cover with a clean cloth and let it rest for 1 hour to rise.
In a large frying pan, heat cooking oil over medium heat.
Drop the twisted dough in batches and fry until color turns golden brown.
Remove from the pan and drain on paper towels, drop in a bowl of sugar and roll.
Coat Shakoy evenly and shake off the excess white sugar.
Serve while it’s hot with cold or hot drinks,
Share and Enjoy!!!