This is a delicious, but utterly simple snack to make. While at the beach over the weekend, Art decided to whip up this treat that he says is common back in their hometown in Cebu. Itâ€™s called â€œPinisiâ€ derived from â€œpisiâ€, or rope. Very similar to a donut, this has a crisp exterior, chewy interior and itâ€™s sweet and light at the same time. I couldnâ€™t believe that we havenâ€™t had this before! When I asked for the recipe, I was stunned by its simplicityâ€¦
You will need to dissolve 2 tablespoons of yeast in 1 cup of water. Then add 1 and Â¼ cups sugar, 2 tablespoons of Wesson or vegetable oil, 1 can of coconut cream (use fresh if you have it), 1 tsp salt, 2 cups water and 5 cups of all-purpose flour. Mix this all together, then knead for several minutes. Roll the dough and cut 30 strips of dough, and coil into the rope like structure you see in the photos and set aside to rest and rise for about 30 minutes.
Heat up lots of vegetable oil and deep fry until golden brown. Sprinkle with white or brown sugar. I suspect this would be brilliant with either vanilla sugar or powdered cinnamon and sugar. Yup, itâ€™s that simple and easy to make. When I asked if the water should be â€œlukewarmâ€ to help the yeast bloom, I got this look like â€œwhat?â€!!! Nope, just throw everything in and mix ! But if I were you, help it along with lukewarm water. And if you want it a bit lighter, lengthen the time that you let the dough rise. You may want to pair it with a cup of native hot chocolate. :)