Filipino Barquillos: how to make this recipe to go with your polvoron

                by Joost Nusselder | Updated:  August 27, 2020

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Roll in the deep tang of the all-time Filipino favorite: barquillos.

Barquillos are crunchy rolled sticks that can simply be eaten as snacks or desserts.

The barquillos recipe is actually originally from the Spanish! These wafer and biscuit rolls became widespread around the world and the Filipinos made their own variety of it.

With their wavering flavors and crispiness, they’ll surely become one of your beloved sweeties without any questions.

They can be found almost everywhere in the Philippines, most especially in delicacy stores and “pasalubong”, or souvenir shops in the provinces.

Filipino Style Barquillos

Barquillos Recipe

Did you know that barquillos have become a huge part of the Filipino delicacy tradition and history?

During the late 1800s, the barquillos recipe was already famous around the country. One of the provinces known to have been creating the most delicious barquillos is the “City of Love”, Iloilo City.

Despite the use of traditional tools and equipment back then, the Filipinos already succeeded in making one of the best snacks we know today. Since barquillos became famous, the western part of Visayas became the center of selling these delicious rolls.

There are a lot of variations of barquillos: in flavor, color, or form. Buko, pandan, ube, mango, banana; flavors are unlimited with barquillos.

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Just like biscuits, they’re crispy. Barquillos can be easily made if you have the expertise and tools. Usually, it’s made on barquillera, an iron plate for making wafers.

Also read: this is how you make the best polvoron to go with it

Barquillos

Stik-O? No. Biskotto? No. It’s barquillos!

Barquillos Recipe

Filipino style barquillos recipe

Joost Nusselder
Barquillos are crunchy rolled sticks that can simply be eaten as snacks or desserts. With their wavering flavors and crispiness, barquillos are sure to become one of your beloved sweeties.
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Prep Time 45 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Total Time 50 mins
Course Snack
Cuisine Filipino
Servings 5 people
Calories 108 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • ¼ cup flour, sifted
  • ¾ cup fresh milk
  • 5 egg yolks lightly beaten
  • sugar, to taste
  • lemon rind finely crushed

Instructions
 

  • Prepare and grease both sides of the barquillera mold.
  • Put sifted flour in a bowl. Set aside. In another bowl, combine milk and egg yolks.
  • Pour mixture on flour and mix until the batter is smooth. Add sugar and lemon rind. Set aside.
  • Put the greased mold over medium heat. Drop a teaspoon of the batter on the middle of the mold. Put the two sides of the mold together so that the batter is wedged in the middle.
  • Continue cooking the batter on both sides until brown.
  • Using a greased, cone-shaped wooden stick, shape the barquillos while still warm and soft.

Nutrition

Calories: 108kcal
Keyword Barquillos
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Barquillos Filipino style

Barquillos alone can be made as a snack for leisure or as dessert after a meal. But they can also be added as extras to different dishes and recipes.

One of the most common combinations of it is with ice cream, where the crunchiness blends with the soft, creamy texture of ice cream.

Also, if you have the means of creating polvoron, or the powdered milk candies, you can put them in the whole hollow part of the barquillos. Wwe call it the “barquiron”!

Interestingly delicious, right? Salamat po.

More sweets? Check out this mais con yelorecipe (mais con hielo)

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