How To Make Mung Bean Hopias

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Mung bean hopias are flaky cakes with sweet yellow bean filling. Learn how to make these Filipino pastries from scratch, from the dough to the sweet bean paste!

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1

Mung Bean Paste

For the filling, cook yellow split mung beans with oil and sugar until you have dense, dough-like paste. Find the full recipe below!

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2

Water Dough

For the pastry shell, make first a "water dough" mixing the ingredients in the recipe below.

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3

Oil Dough

Then, make a "oil dough" which replaces butter in the classic hopia puff pastry dough.

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4

Spread & Fold

Spread the oil dough over half of the water dough, fold, and seal the edges.

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5

Lamination

Fold and roll the dough to laminate the oil and dough layers. Repeat 3 times, chilling the dough in the fridge between rounds.

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6

Cut Into Squares

Roll out the dough one more time, cut it into squares, and flatten them. You'll now have your hopia wrappers!

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7

Fill

Fill each wrapper with a ball of sweet bean paste, fold the dough over, and shape the hopia cake with the help of small cup.

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8

Bake

Bake the mung bean hopias seam side up, then flip them, and keep baking until crusty and golden.

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9

Enjoy!

Your deliciously flaky hopias are ready. Savour them warm or cold with a cup of tea!

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