Saturday, May 4, 2013

Butsi Recipe


Butsi/Butchi Recipe

(my grandma's butsi recipe)

If you're a big fan of Butsi or Butchi at chowking ( chinese fast food, popular in the Philippines )  you probably thinking, there's no way this is BUTSI RECIPE! I know! This is not the typical Butsi, the fried sesame balls with sweet bean filling inside.  If you get a chance to travel in Bukidnon, the pineapple capital of the Philippines, then you probably have a sweet encounter with this native delicacy. This quite popular from where I'm from.  My grandma loved to make Butsi  and sold to our neighbors and friends.
What I like most about BUTSI, is the sweet coconut filling inside is just perfect with the soft chewy dough and coated with sugar to top if off.
The inspiration behind the making of this delicious delicacy, is when I have lot of left over coconut filling from the Pan de Coco and the perfect Shakoy/ Donut dough, combine the two and the BUTSI was born. The process of making it is exactly the same making Shakoy, the only difference are the shape and there's coconut filling inside the dough. It's been years I haven't have butsi, and I'm so happy to have it fresh in my kitchen. It's taste closer to my grandma's recipe, but, HEY! practice makes perfect. Sooner its gonna taste even better than the first try.. C'mon let's start BUTSI!



Ingredients:

2 cups all purpose flour
1/2 cup water, lukewarm
1 egg
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup butter - cold and chopped into cube
1 pack yeast (2 1/4 teaspoon yeast)
1 tsp. salt
extra sugar- for coating
oil- for frying ( if u have deep fryer, much better:)

Filling:
1 1/2 cup coconut flakes
1/2 cup brown sugar
- Put this 2 ingredients in a food processor, pause for couple minutes. Set aside.
Note: Just use something you like for filling if you don't like sweet coconut filling.


Filling the Butsi with sweet coconut filling
NOTE: It only take few minutes to cook BUTSI, So, stay close to the fryer.
             To avoid greasy BUTSI, flip it only ONCE:)
 Directions:
1.) In large bowl combine flour, sugar, yeast, salt and butter. Mix well until everything incorporated.
2.) Add the egg into the mixture and lukewarm water and start mixing together.
3.) Knead the dough in clean floured surface until smooth and elastic. Let is rise for 1-2 hours.
4.) Divide the dough into 20 pieces. Start forming the dough into little balls, flatten it out using the rolling pin, and fill the coconut filling. Do this process until everything is done.

5.) Let it rise for 20-30 minutes. (Enough time to heat the deep fryer on medium low)


6.) Fry it for about 1-2 minutes each side. Let is cool. Put in the plastic bag with sugar and shake it.


7.) Serve hot or cold for mid-afternoon snacks. Taste even better if you share this with family and friends. ENJOY!

I'm munching this goodies while blogging about it..YUM!

56 comments:

  1. MMmmm, these do sound tasty and if they were your grandmother's I'm sure they're delicious!
    -Jamie
    ChatterBlossom

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  2. hmmmm ang sarap naman nyan! pahingi!

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    1. come over! let's munch some:) thanks!

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  3. I like!!! :D Will try out your recipe! :D

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    1. Let me know what you think, Thank you:)

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  4. These sound so good! Family recipes are the best. ☺

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    1. totally agree with you, Thank you! Dana:)

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  5. I love butchi but I can not say it with coconut though. Thanks to this recipe I just have to replace coconut with monggo.

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  6. Thanks for sharing this awesome recipe. Can I feature this one out at my food blog: filipinofoodsrecipes.com? Proper credits via links will be given po sa inyo :) Thanks!

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    1. The pleasure is mine Ron, Thank you:)

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  7. yummy. i love butsi.. i missed it, been a while since the last time ate butsi

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  8. Hmmm I think I'll follow this once I get time to cook. I only tasted buchi in Chow King. hehehe.

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    1. Heheh, this is like a version from where I'm from, I love butchi chowking too.:)

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  9. Wow! That easy lang pala?! Great recipe! :)

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  10. Looks yummy. Will a caramel filling work for this one? Just wondering.

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    1. I think it works, umm actually I just don't know..:)

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  11. Looks yummy! I doubt though that my cooking skills would be enough to whip up a batch of these. I think I'd just buy cooked one. :)

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  12. Ang galing mo naman! Is it because you're far from home kaya you try to cook Pinoy dishes? Where do you get the recipe from? :)

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    1. Thank you! Farida. Yup! It's the only way para di ko masyadong ma miss ang Pinas, Isa pa I Love Pinoy dishes. I got the recipe of the shakoy at areskitchen.com, and made my own version by cutting down the ingredients into half. My grandma make butsi all the time, so memorized ko na yung directions..:) It turn out good naman.:)

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  13. Hi Melgie,

    Butsi seems to be the Asian version of donuts! Feeling happy munching these while blogging? You must be.

    Zoe

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  14. Thanks for sharing this recipe. We usually put munggo as filler of butsi. I tried once but I failed to attain what I expected. Maybe I will give another try.

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    1. I've tried the one with munggo filling with sesame seed coating and I failed.
      This one is just perfect for me.:)

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  15. oy, buchi...haven't eaten these for decades, looks tasty!
    reading your post parang and dali lang gawin haha

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  16. IT looks so yummy..must try it out one of these days.

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    1. yeah, something like that. Thank you!

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  18. Sarap! Looks like donuts. Thanks for sharing the recipe. :)

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    1. It takes like donuts with coconut filling inside. Thanks!

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  19. I love Butchi and I love pan de coco so this is something that's definitely for me :)

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  20. I miss eating buchi.. :) When I was young, I always wait for the buchi vendor. Hers is my favorite. I would love to try this somehow.

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    1. Thank you so much, I'm following you back.:)

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  22. I am sure Daddy Allan will try this one again. Actually he did tried to my buchi but like he said it's an epic fail. Haha. I wonder what went wrong.

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    1. I failed the first attempt too. thank you!

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  23. Eating while blogging...that explains the sugar bits on the keyboard...just kidding hehehe....Sarap nito ah. Looks good!

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    1. Thank you, Aileen.. sugar everywhere heheh

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  24. I would love to eat them while they are warm.I always like the chewy type butsi.

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  25. ganon lang pala iyon. thanks for sharing! :)

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  26. Ok to ha, no baking required.

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  27. Ayy, I love buchi. will try this.

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  28. Sis, Daddy A has an oven na so he can bake real cakes, hehe... He will make cupcakes for our son's birthday on Monday. Sana lang okay, hehe... Do you have cupcake recipe sis?

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    1. Yay! Congratulations to your new oven Sis. I'm so happy for you! I don't have any cupcake recipe posted in my blog. I often used Betty Crocker Cake mix for making cakes and cupcakes:) Hope it helps but I will make one from scratch soon. I do love cupcakes, Magka birthday lang pala sila ng anak ko.:)

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