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Hopiang Baboy

This Hopiang baboy recipe is a Filipino pastry, It is filled with sweetened white onion (alternative  for candied winter melon -kundol) and pork fat.
Prep Time30 minutes
Cook Time25 minutes
Resting Time15 minutes
Total Time55 minutes
Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: Filipino
Keyword: hopia, lard, pork
Servings: 16 pcs
Author: Mia


For dough #1

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup water

For dough #2

  • 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cups lard / vegetable shortening

For filling

  • 1/4 cup lard (pork fat)
  • 1/2 cup white onion (alternative for kundol) finely chopped
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 1/4 cup flour
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/4 tsp salt


For making dough #1

  • In a bowl, mix all-purpose flour, salt, vegetable oil and water. Then kneed until the dough is smooth. Set aside.

For making dough #2

  • Take another bowl, mix all-purpose flour, sugar, lard / vegetable shortening until it becomes a dough. Set aside

Combining the two dough.

  • Take dough #1 place on top of baking paper and flatten it with a rolling pin.
    flat dough
  • Break dough #2 into small pieces and scatter on top of dough #1.
    dough topped dough
  • Using a spoon, spread evenly dough #2 as shown in the photo. 
  • When the two dough are flat. cut the edges with a knife to make a rectangle.
  • When the edges are clean, roll the dough and wrap it with the baking paper and let it rest in the fridge for 15 minutes.
    dough rolled to log

For making the filling

  • In a cooking pot, heat the lard in medium heat until it melts. then add the finely chopped onions and stir until translucent (do not burn)
  • Turn down to low heat and add sugar, flour and salt. Mix well until well incorporated.
  • Add the milk, continue stirring until texture is sticky. Taste to adjust. Set aside to cool down.

Baking the Hopia

  • Take the dough out of the fridge. Cut into approx. 16 pieces or depending on how big you want your hopia to be.
    dough cut eight
  • In a flat surface. drizzle some flour and take one piece of the dough then flatten.
  • Take 1 tbsp from the filling and roll it into a ball. 
  • Then wrap the dough around the filling and seal it.
    dough sealed
  • When it's sealed, flatten it again making sure that the sealed part is on top.
    seal and flatten
  • Once it is flat, fold it in half. Do this process with all the cut dough.
  • Arrange in a baking tray with parchment paper and brush egg yolk on top of each hopia and sprinkle with sesame seeds.
    dough in eggwash
  • Put in a pre-heated oven and bake @ 205°C or 400°F for 15-20 minutes. Cooking time may vary depending on the oven you Serve and Enjoy! Bon Appetit!


Serving: 0g | Carbohydrates: 0g | Protein: 0g | Fat: 0g | Saturated Fat: 0g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0g | Trans Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 0mg | Potassium: 0mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 0g | Vitamin A: 0IU | Vitamin C: 0mg | Calcium: 0mg | Iron: 0mg