For people who have grown up in the Philippines, a bite into freshly prepared Piaya recipe is enough to transport them into a totally new world.
Sweet smells of the muscovado sugar (a natural form of sugar made by evaporating the liquid from cane juice without removing the molasses) along with sprinkles of sesame seeds entice your culinary fantasies.
Freshly made Piaya is a delight to eat and fun to prepare at home.
Apart from ensuring that the muscovado sugar properly engrains in the dough, the Piaya does not require any major effort while cooking.
In addition to the plain traditional taste that was quite popular, new versions of the Piaya like Ube or purple yam, mango, and rum are also gaining favor.
The recipe is easy to practice and results in soft, mouth-melting sweetbreads for you to relish.
Piaya Recipe Preparation Time
- Around six small pieces of the Piaya would take about 20 minutes to be ready for eating.
Piaya Recipe Ingredients
To make six pieces of the Piaya bread, you will need:
- All-purpose flour, 1 Cup
- Salt, 1/2 tsp
- Granulated sugar, 1/2 Tbsp
- Cold, unsalted butter, cubed, 3 Tbsp
- Ice cold water, 1/4 Cup
- Muscovado sugar, 3 Tbsp
- Sesame seeds, 1-2 Tbsp
Piaya Recipe Directions
- In one medium-sized bowl mix the granulated sugar, flour, and salt.
- To this, add the unsalted butter, and with the help of your fingers or fork, mix it all up.
- Now add ice-cold water and keep kneading. If the dough is too wet add more flour, and if it is dry add some water to it.
- On a clean surface dusted with flour, knead and make flat disk out of the dough.
- Using a bench knife, you can cut this disk into six pieces.
- Now, take one piece and roll it into a ball.
- Flatten it in the center to create a small hole.
- Place half a tablespoon of muscovado sugar in this gap and the pinch sides to close the same.
- Now, roll it into a ball again.
- Take a small rolling pin and flatten this ball into a disk form with 3-4 inches diameter.
- Sprinkle some sesame seeds on both of its sides and press so that they stick to it.
- Heat a non-stick pan and over medium heat cook the Piaya till they are golden brown in color.
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