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Otap Recipe

Otap Recipe made completely from scratch! Baked goodies that are crispy and flaky like puff pastries coated in sugar. Try this homemade recipe and satisfy that "otap craving"!
Prep Time25 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Resting Time5 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: Filipino
Keyword: otap, otap recipe
Servings: 50 - 60 pieces
Author: Mia


For the dough

  • 320 grams all-purpose flour
  • 32 grams self-rising flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 35 grams sugar
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • ¾ cup water
  • 16 grams lard or butter, or margarine

For the filling

  • ¼ cup lard
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 5 tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

For coating

  • ½ cup all purpose flour
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • ½ cup white sugar


Making the dough

  • Mix together all-purpose flour, self-rising flour, sugar and salt in a mixing bowl.
  • Add vanilla extract and water then whisk until incorporated.
  • Use hands to knead until dough forms then add lard and knead some more until dough is smooth and not too sticky. You can also use a stand mixer to make this easier and quicker.
  • Form the dough into a ball and cover the mixing bowl with the dough in it with a clean kitchen towel and let it rest for at least 5 minutes.

Making the filling

  • In a small mixing bowl, Mix in vegetable oil, baking powder, vanilla extract and lard.
  • Tip in all-purpose flour and whisk until mixture is smooth and flour is completely dissolved.
  • Dough assembly and cutting
  • Grease clean working surface with oil and place dough. Flatten it with rolling pin until approximately 24 inches in length and 16 inches wide.
  • Spread all of the filling on top of the dough making sure all of the dough is covered.
  • Sprinkle top of filling with 1/2 cup flour and again making sure everything is coated.
  • From the edge of the dough nearest you, slowly roll into a log. Divide the dough log in two to make it easier to handle then coat it with vegetable oil.
  • Using a dough cutter or a sharp knife, cut the dough into smaller pieces approximately 2 - 3 cm thick. You'll see that there is a spiral patter inside.
  • Take a piece of cut dough, and with the spiral pattern facing up. flatten with a rolling pin until 4 inches long, 2 inches wide and oval-shaped. Do the same with the rest of dough.

Coating and baking

  • In a wide container, mix together brown and white sugar. Generously coat both sides of otap.
  • Arrange coated otap in a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake in a preheated oven at 180°C or 356°F for 30 - 35 minutes or until golden.




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