Hopia is a Chinese inspired delicacy similar to mooncakes. The filling can be made of mung beans, red bean paste, ube or pork. Try this recipe to make your homemade favorite snack.
To Make The Red Bean Paste
Wash and rinse the adzuki beans with cold water. Soak it with water overnight at room temperature. The following day, you will notice the beans are enlarged. Drain the water and set aside.
In a pot over medium heat, combine the adzuki beans, 2 cups water and sugar. Bring to boil and cook for 10 minutes. Drain the water again and put back the beans in the pot. Add another 4 cups water and cook for another 20-30 minutes until soft and sticky. Remove from the pan and transfer it in a glass container. Allow it to cool completely.
Prepare the filling by scooping about 1 tablespoon of adzuki paste and roll into a ball. Repeat the same procedure with the remaining filling. Set aside.
To Make the Dough
To make the first dough, combine the flour, vegetable oil, salt and water. Using a wooden spoon, mix until it forms a dough. Transfer on a clean lightly floured flat surface and knead it for about 2-3 minutes until smooth. Set aside.
Work on your second dough by combining the flour, white sugar and shortening. Using a pastry mixer, mix the dough until well blended. Transfer it on a clean lightly floured flat surface and knead it until it comes together. Shape into a ball and set aside.
Using a rolling pin, flatten the first dough into a large square. Get the second dough and make it into crumbs then generously sprinkle it on top the first dough. Flatten them again then roll into a log. Wrap it with clear plastic or parchment paper and put inside the refrigerator for at least 15 minutes.
Preheat the oven at 200° C or 392° F. Prepare 2 baking tray with parchment paper.
Take out the dough from the refrigerator and divide them into 24 pieces. Flatten it by hand or rolling pin then put the filling in the middle. Fold and gather the sides, use a round cookie cutter and place the filled dough inside the circle, then press it against the counter to make form.
Arrange the hopia in a baking tray with parchment paper. Brush it with lightly beaten egg and bake for 15-20 minutes or until slighly golden. Remove from the oven and allow it to cool on a cooling rack.
Calories: 209kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 7mg | Sodium: 102mg | Potassium: 73mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 10IU | Calcium: 7mg | Iron: 1mg