January 11, 2007

Piaya

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Piaya

After several failed attempts, a lot of wasted flour and shortening, and a very messy kitchen counter, I was finally able to make piaya, the ingredients and procedure I got from inq7.net December 2005 archive, which I discovered is already gone from their site. The piaya is flaky but I could not replicate the paper thinness of the store bought. They also did not puff up because they were thicker than they should be. Nevertheless I am very happy with them and ate 2 pieces, yummy.

This is exactly what was in the inq7 article:

Piaya
½ kilo flour
½ C vegetable shortening
½ kilo muscovado sugar

Mix flour and shortening, cut into 10-gm portions, flatten/press into rounds, put 10 gms muscovado, form into balls, flatten balls and bake.

Piaya

Update: add a few tablespoons of water to the dough to make it more pliable.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

i like it^_^

oggi said...

Thanks.:)

Anonymous said...

what did you used for vegetable shortening? thanks :)

oggi said...

You can use Crisco, lard, or light olive oil.

Anonymous said...

so you don't have to mix the muscovado sugar with anything? it'll just be dry sugar?

Oggi said...

Yes, it will melt during cooking.

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