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How To Make Shakoy

A delicious and easy to make Filipino twisted fried donut that is coated in sugar! It’s an all-time favorite snack and an affordable sweet treat! 
Prep Time1 hr 30 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Filipino
Keyword: filipino twisted donut, shakoy
Servings: 12
Calories: 240kcal
Author: Lainey


  • ½ cup warm water
  • ¾ teaspoons yeast
  • pinch sugar to activate the yeast
  • 1 ½ cups all purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 1 cup oil for frying


  • In a cup add the warm water, yeast and pinch of sugar to active the yeast and allow it to sit for 5 minutes.
  • In a large bowl add the flour, salt, and whisk until well combined.
  • Add the yeast water and mix until elastic, smooth, and form into ball. Add all purpose flour if dough is sticky.
  • Grease bowl and place the dough in the bowl and cover with plastic wrap and allow it to sit for at least 1 hour or double in size. Make sure to keep it away from any breeze and in a warm place.
  • After an hour, punch the dough and allow it to sit for 5 minutes. Place dough on floured surface and knead for 5 minutes.
  • Break into 1-2 inch balls and form into long sticks about 1 foot, then twist.
  • Cover and set aside for 1 hour, then prepare to fry using 1 cup of oil and the fire on medium high.
  • Fry on both sides until light brown, about 30 seconds. Then place on paper towels to dry the oil and immediatly onto the sugar and coat.
  • Best served immediately.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 240kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Sodium: 98mg | Potassium: 24mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 3mg | Iron: 1mg
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