How to Make Pilipit?
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Do you like pilipit and looking for ways on how to make one? Well, check this post and learn how to make pilipit.

Pilipit is a simple yet addicting Filipino dessert. The name literally translates to the English term “twisted,” thus, the appearance.

These sweet delicacies are easy to find. However, those ready-mades are usually crunchy and sometimes hard to chew. So, when my mother made a crunchy-on-the-outside and chewy-on-the-inside, I drooled and immediately chowed them down.

Pilipit_1 It’s also coincident that I just bought a jar of honey. So, it’s heaven.

Read: How to Make Banana Chips?

Here is Pilipit Recipe:


  • 2 cups ground glutinous rice
  • 1/4 cup water (for dough)
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 2 cups white sugar
  • 1 cup water (for syrup)
  • Salt
  • oil – for frying



  1. Combine milk, salt, and 1/4 cup water. Mix well.
  2. Sift the glutinous rice and mix with the milk and water. Mix until there’s no more lump.
  3. Let it rest for about 5 minutes.
  4. Take a piece of the dough and form a long string. Then, starting from the center, fold each strip and twist. If you don’t want a super twisted pilipit, follow the picture.
  5. Deep fry the twisted doughs until golden brown.
  6. In a separate pan, add brown sugar and water and cook over a medium fire. wait until a syrup is formed. Set aside.
  7. In another pan. Put about 10-12 pieces of pilipit in very low fire and add the syrup. Mix well until all the doughs were coated.
  8. Serve and enjoy.


  • This is best eaten when still hot.
  • You can skip steps 6 and 7 if you just want a plain pilipit that you’ll dip in a sweet sauce.
  • Make sure that you’ll make the dough a little thicker to achieve that crunchy-on-the-outside and chewy-on-the-inside consistency.
  • Honey is a great dip, but you can also try maple syrup, latik, and white sugar.

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