Pilipit sa Malagkit is a Filipino type donut that is made from sweet glutinous rice. In this version it’s flavored with Matcha.

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Pilipit sa Malagkit or Filipino donut on a plate.

What is Pilipit sa Malagkit?

Okay. Let’s break it down. Pilipit is the name of the actual bread or donut. It comes from the shape and in Tagalog Pilipit means twist. Hence Pilipit! There are two versions of this snack bread. One is made with regular flour and the other is made with sweet glutinous rice flour. Otherwise known in Tagalog as Malagkit. Which means sticky. So that’s how you get the name Pilipit sa Malagkit!

After twisting the dough it’s then fried and either coated with caramel or dusted with sugar. In this version we will be dusting it with Aiya Matcha and sugar.

What Ingredients do you need?

To make this version of Pilipit sa Malagkit all you need is sweet glutinous rice flour, water and Aiya Matcha.

Flour, water and Aiya Matcha.

How do you Make Pilipit sa Malagkit?

Start by mixing together the flour and matcha until there are no lumps.

Mixture of flour and matcha.

Then add in the water and mix with your fingers.

Mixing together Pilipit sa Malagkit dough with fingers.

Keep staring and then kneading until you get a nice elastic soft dough. About 5 minutes.

Finished soft dough.

How do you get the Pilipit sa Malagkit dough to twist?

First use a small ice cream scooper to portion out the dough. You are after 1 tablespoon size balls. Then prepare a cutting board by oiling it lightly as well as your hands.

1 Tablespoon portions of Pilipit sa Malagkit dough.

Then take one ball and roll it out until it’s smooth then using the palm of put the dough on the cutting board and roll it out to a strip about 6 inches long (1).

Step by step Twisting instructions.

Fold the strip in half (2) then twist the top part (3) and continue to twist the rest of the dough and pinch the ends together (4).

Repeat with the rest of the dough until you have all the Pilipit sa Malagkit prepared.

Plated of twisted dough.

Time to Fry

Now it’s time to fry the Pilipit sa Malagkit. The beauty of this snack is that it’s just a shallow fry and fries fast! So use a shallow frying pan and pour in about a centimeter of oil into the pan.

Turn on the heat to medium low and wait for the oil to get hot. About 3 minutes. To test if the oil is ready drop a small piece of bread. Once it starts to bubble around the edges, the oil is ready.

Drop in the twisted dough one by one making sure they have space so they don’t stick to each other. Fry on one side for a minute and a half to two minutes. Or until they turn a slight golden color. Flip and cook for a further minute and a half.

Pilipit sa Malagkit being fried.

Fry the dough in batches so it doesn’t crowd the pan. Keep going until all the dough has been fried. Drain the fried Pilipit sa Malagkit on some paper towel.

Just fried Filipino donut draining on paper towels.

Make the Matcha Sugar Coating

To finish off make the Aiya Matcha Sugar Coating by mixing together sugar and matcha. Mix until there are no lumps.

Matcha and sugar in a bowl.

Coat the drained Pilipit sa Malagkit in the matcha sugar.

Coating Pilipit sa Malagkit in matcha sugar.

Place on a plate and enjoy! The texture of these are very, very crispy with a slight stickiness from the sweet glutinous rice flour.

Plate of Pilipit sa Malagkit with Aiya Matcha bag in the background.

How to Store Pilipit sa Malagkit

It’s best to eat it straight away. If you need to save some left overs put them in an airtight container and leave on the counter for a day or two.

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Pilipit sa Malagkit with Aiya Matcha

Pilipit sa Malagkit is a Filipino type donut that is made from sweet glutinous rice. In this version it’s flavored with Matcha.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Course: Merienda, Snack
Cuisine: Filipino
Servings: 16 Servings

Ingredients

Pilipit sa Malagkit Dough

  • 1 Cup Sweet Glutinous Rice Flour
  • 1 Tablespoon Aiya Matcha (Culinary Grade)
  • 1 Cup Plus 1 Tablespoon Water (divided)

Matcha Sugar

  • 1 Cup Super Fine Sugar
  • 1 Teaspoon Aiya Matcha (Culinary Grade)

Instructions

Pilipit sa Malagkit Dough

  • Place the Sweet Glutinous Rice Flour and matcha in a bowl and mix until there are no lumps.
  • Add in the 1 cup of water and mix with your fingers until it forms a dough. If the dough feels dry add the 1 tablespoon of water. Keep mixing until you have a nice soft dough. About 5 minutes.
  • Using a spoon or ice cream scooper, portion out the dough measuring in 1 tablespoon balls.
  • Then prepare a cutting board by oiling it lightly as well as your hands.
  • Then take one ball and roll it out until it’s smooth then using the palm of put the dough on the cutting board and roll it out to a strip about 6 inches long.
  • Fold the strip in half, then twist the top part and continue to twist the rest of the dough and pinch the ends together.
    Repeat with the rest of the dough until you have all the Pilipit sa Malagkit prepared.
  • Pour in about a centimeter of oil into a shallow fry pan.
    Turn on the heat to medium low and wait for the oil to get hot. About 3 minutes. To test if the oil is ready drop a small piece of bread. Once it starts to bubble around the edges, the oil is ready.
    Drop in the twisted dough one by one making sure they have space so they don’t stick to each other. Fry on one side for a minute and a half to two minutes. Or until they turn a slight golden color. Flip and cook for a further minute and a half.
    Fry the dough in batches so it doesn’t crowd the pan. Keep going until all the dough has been fried. Drain the fried Pilipit sa Malagkit on some paper towel.

Matcha Sugar

  • Mix the sugar and matcha in a shallow bowl until there are no lumps.

Coat the Pilipit sa Malagkit

  • Coat the drained Pilipit sa Malagkit in the matcha sugar using a spoon.
  • Place the finished donut on a plate.
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