Hopia is a popular Filipino bean filled pastry originally introduced by Fujianese immigrants in urban centres of the Philippines around the start of the American civil occupation. It is a widely-available inexpensive treat and a favoured gift for friends and relatives.
The most popular flaky hopia is Hopiang mungo and as its name implies, is filled with sweet split mung bean paste. Hopiang baboy is filled with a bread crumb paste studded with candied winter melon, flavoured with green onions and enriched with candied pork backfat which originally gave it its name. Hopiang ube is filled with Ube, the purple yam paste, that become a clear favorite among Filipinos necessitating its availability the whole year round.
Hopiang Ube or Hopia Ube is actually consists of a sweet ube puree or halayang ube enveloped in a thin, flaky, pie crust like the hopia dough recipe above. Just follow the above procedure and instead of mung bean or munggo, use halayang ube as a filling.
Water Dough Crust:
3 cups all purpose flour
1/3 cup sugar
¼ cup Pork lard, refrigerated
½ cup water
1 tsp food color either red or yellow
Blend flour and sugar and cut in lard. Add water gradually and the food color. Form into a dough, like ball and refrigerate for one hour.
Oil Dough Crust
- 2 cups flour ( can use third class)
- 1 cup refrigerated pork lard
- ½ tsp fool color, either red or yellow
Blend flour and pork lard. Add the food color and mix until smooth. Refrigerate for one hour. Divide the oil crust and water crust into 24 parts. Wrap oil crust inside water dough. Roll to strips and rewind. Press flat with rolling pin and fill with:
1 ½ cups sugar
½ tsp vinegar
2 cups pork fat diced
2 cups kundol
½ cup vegetable oil
1 cup third class flour
Marinate pork fat in sugar. Mix fat, sugared melon or kundol, oil and boil over slow fire until thick. Add flour when the filling is almost cooked. Fill the crust and press flat. Brush top with egg wash and bake in pre-heated oven at 400 deg F for 20 minutes.
Do you like this Money making business ideas? then please consider subscribing to our RSS feed and have new business ideas sent directly to your inbox.