Piaya (sugar filled flat bread with sesame seeds)
Piaya, one of Bacolod City's favorite pastries.
I've been missing the Philippines, especially my hometown, Bacolod City. I miss my family, friends and relatives and not to forget the delicious sweets my hometown most famous of, the Piaya!
Piaya is one of our native delicacies in Bacolod. It is also one of our favorite snacks or desserts. Piaya is made of flour, raw sugar, butter and sesame seeds. I enjoy this delicacy during my leisure time in the afternoon sipping my favorite tea.
The only time I can have a savor of these pastries is when some friends will bring these back after their visit from the Philippines. It is a Filipino tradition to bring back something to friends every time we return from our visit to our native land. We called it "Pasalubong" or a gift. It seems that I don't have any friends visiting the Philippines at present, and I am craving for this delicacy. I have to make it from scratch myself.
I have the opportunity to make Piaya few days ago. I took few pictures in case I would like to make a page of this on Squidoo. It turned out the way I wanted, now it's time to share my recipe to everyone. I hope you can find time to experiment this recipe and try it yourself. It is always exciting to try new things. Good luck!
Mix flour, butter and water and form into dough....
Divide dough unto 12 equal parts. Flatten dough and put sugar in the middle and seal.
Seal the dough
Seal the dough and form it into a ball and roll it into sesame seeds, then flatten it using clean hands or rolling pin...
Cook in low heat
Flatten dough with your hands or rolling pin...and cook in low heat...
No non-stick flat pan?
If you don't have a non-stick flat pan, you can use your regular stainless steel pan instead, it will work as well.
2 cups flour
1/4 cup butter
1/4 cup water
1 1/2 cups muscovado sugar (I use brown sugar instead)
Combine flour, butter and water. Form into a dough. Divide dough in to 12 equal pieces, roll until flat. Put enough amount of raw sugar in the middle and seal. Form into a ball, roll into sesame seeds and press again with a rolling pin until it becomes very flat. Cook in a non-stick flat pan in a very low heat until it turns light brown.
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: Approximately 2 hours
Serves: 12 pcs.