- Sweet and Soft Buchi Recipe with Mung Beans Filling.
Soft and sweet Filipino dessert sold in the side streets in the Philippines. Coated with white sugar, and filled with Mung Beans or Mungo, this is a Filipino version of doughnut balls. Perfect with green tea and coffee, your Filipino snack is all covered.
- 3 cups all purpose flour
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 1 packet active yeast (2 1/4 teaspoons)
- 3 tablespoons white granulated sugar
- 1 cup milk,room temperature ( I prefer evaporated milk)
- 1 large egg,room temp
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- canola oil for frying
- 2 tablespoon granulated sugar for coating
MUNG BEANS FILLING:
- 13.2 oz (375 g) Mung Beans
- 6 cups water
- TAKE ABOUT 2 CUPS AND ADD 1/2 cups SUGAR
COOK THE MUNG BEANS:
- Pre cook the Mung Beans stove top or Slow cooking. When cooking stove top, cook mung beans until it is completely soft.
- In slow cooker, slow cooked Mung Beans on high setting for 5 hours or until mung beans is very soft. Drain using a strainer and let cool.
- Take 2 cups of the cooked mung beans. Freeze the leftover for next use.
- Drain mung beans and remove excess liquid. Place in a bowl and add 1/2 cup sugar and mix. Dran again or tap dry to remove excess liquid.
PREPARING THE DOUGH:
- Put flour in a large size bowl and mix using a wire whisk and set aside.
- In medium heat, melt the butter in a small sauce pan. When butter is melted, add milk then remove from heat. Add egg , sugar and salt and mix until dissolve. and mix completely then add the yeast. Let yeast sit for 5 minutes. You will see bubbles.
- Pour mixture into the flour and mix with a wooden spoon or a spatula. Mix and then use your hand until smooth and form into a round ball and cover with a plastic wrap. Let dough sit in a warm place for an hour until it double its size.
- After an hour, punch the dough to deflate air and knead until smooth. Cover again and let it sit again in a warm place for another 30 minutes.
SHAPING THE BUCHI:
- Uncover the dough and knead for a few minutes and form into a ball. Divide the ball into 2 then divide equally into 16 pieces.
- Take a piece of dough form into a small ball. Poke a well and add in a small amount of mung beans in the middle. Seal the dough completely SO THAT DOUGH WILL NOT POP OPEN WHEN FRYING.
- Let the Buchi rest for another 20 minutes before deep frying.
FRYING THE BUCHI:
- Heat a large amount of oil in a deep skillet setting it 350 F and lower heat to medium, to get that crisp outside and soft inside Buchi. Fry until golden brown each side.
- Put about 3-4 Buchi .Don't overcrowd the pan,to maintain the oil temperature.
- Strain the cook Buchi sprinkle with sugar . Do this while Buchi are still hot.