How to Make Shakoy Twisted Doughnut

Shakoy is a kind of twisted doughnut. This is a popular snacks in the Philippines which are commonly sold in the streets. Now a days, you can already buy at any bakery or at the mall.

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Shakoy is usually coated with plain sugar or a combination of sugar and cinnamon powder.  It takes sometime to make this as this recipe has to let the dough rise for a few hours.

Every now and then, I crave for this simple yet yummy snack. I realized that this is not just a popular snacks in the Philippines but also in Korea. They call it Kkwabaegi: 꽈배기 and the recipe is more or less the same.

Shakoy is best eaten while it is hot. It is fluffy and a perfect pair for coffee. Try this recipe and let me know how yours turned out. Please watch the video how I did mine.

Shakoy (Twisted Doughnuts)


  • 2 tablespoons Butter (Unsalted)
  • 2 1/4 teaspoons Yeast
  • 2 tablespoons Sugar
  • 1 cup Milk (I used evap)
  • 1 piece egg
  • 3 cups All-Purpose Flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon iodized salt (fine salt)
  • 4 cups oil for frying
  • 1/2 - 3/4 cup extra flour for dusting
  • 2 tablespoons Sugar (for dusting)
  • 1 teaspoon Cinnamon Powder (for dusting)


Step 1
Melt the butter over medium heat
Step 2
Turn off the heat and add iodized salt, white sugar and milk. Mix well until sugar and salt are dissolved.
Step 3
Add the egg and mix well.
Step 4
Add the dry yeast and stir.
Step 5
Let it sit for 7-10 minutes until frothy bubbles appears.
Step 6
Transfer the mixture into a large mixing bowl and add the flour. Mix well using spatula.
Step 7
Cover with cling wrap and rest until the dough doubles in size, about 1 hour.
Step 8
Dust a clean surface with flour. Then transfer the dough and start kneading.
Step 9
Knead the dough for few minutes about 5-8 mins just until not too sticky to your fingers.
Step 10
Cover with plastic wrap and rise again for 45 minutes to 1 hour or until it doubles in size.
Step 11
Get the dough and put on a floured surface. Divide dough into 4. Cut each log into 3.
Step 12
Roll the dough until it reaches 10 inches in length. Bring both ends together and twist. Repeat this process with the rest of the dough.
Step 13
Let it rise for another 30 mins before frying.
Step 14
Heat a pan bigger than your Shakoy. Add oil up to half of your pan. Fry the Shakoy for 2 mins or until golden brown.
Step 15
While waiting for the Shakoy to cook, combine sugar and cinnamon.
Step 16
Roll each fried Shakoy into the sugar and cinnamon mixture to coat.
Step 17
Serve hot. Enjoy!




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