Fried Twisted Donuts
Twisted Donut, known to Filipinos as Shakoy, is a native delicacy in the Philippines and served as an afternoon snacks. Shakoy is a type of twisted fried donuts. There are two kinds of shakoy – the hard and crunchy twisted donuts and the soft version. We give you the soft version of delightful shakoy.
What you will need:
1-½ cups of all purpose flour (and a little extra flour for dusting)
¾ tablespoon of yeast
½ teaspoon of salt
½ cup of water
1 cup of canola oil
¼ cup of white sugar
How to make twisted donuts:
- In a large bow, sift all purpose flour. Add salt and yeast and combine well.
- Make a well at the center and pour the water and mix well until it becomes a dough.
- On a clean surface, sprinkle flour. Knead the dough until it becomes smooth. For a ball.
- If the dough is still very sticky, add a little flour and knead more until you get the right consistency.
- In another bowl, grease it with oil and place the dough on it and cover with a clean cloth. Let it rest for about one hour. This will double the size of the dough.
- When the dough rises, punch down and kneas. Cut in your desired size.
- Roll the dough into a long stick. Form a twist.
- Place the twisted donuts on a baking tray and cover with clean cloth. Allow it to rest for another 1 hour to rise.
- In a frying pan, heat canola oil in a medium heat. Drop the donuts in batches and fry until they become golden brown.
- Remove from the frying pan and drain on paper towels.
- Drop in a bowl of sugar and roll. Coat twisted donuts evenly and shake off excess white sugar.
- These twisted donuts are best served with coffee or any cold beverage.