Binangkal is a sesame-covered baking powder doughnut that is shaped and as small as a ping-pong ball. It is deep fried until crisp and brown on the outside. It looks like a dim sum which gives us a hint of Chinese influence.
The basic or main ingredients are eggs, oil, flour, sugar and sesame seeds.
Binangkal is a snack that you can easily bring with you, it last for a long time and could easily make you full with just a glassful of water.
How to make it? There are many recipes available if you search the internet or you can try this one out:
- 2 1/2 cups flour
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 3/4 cups brown sugar
- 2/3 cups water
- 2 tbsp oil
- sesame seeds
- Sift together dry ingredients.
- Mix brown sugar, water and oil then add to flour mixture. Mix until blended well.
- Using a teaspoon, take small bits of batter then roll in sesame seeds.
- Fry in deep hot oil until golden brown.
You can add milk and or vanilla too for extra flavor!
Making binangkal requires patience, time and extra strength. You need a strong arm in mixing the dough if you do it with hands as it becomes sticky and stiff.