Happy New Year and Shakoy (Twisted Fried Donuts)

img_5834img_5844img_5839Happy New Year to all my fellow bloggers all around the world. I wish you, your families and your friends a wonderful 2017!

After a long break on the blog, I’m back! I’ve been traveling; visiting exhibitions and museums, and mostly enjoying different kinds of delicious foods.

I can’t start the year without saying hello and attending Fiesta Friday #153  🙂 For today’s party, I’ve prepared twisted fried donuts called Shakoy, a golden, fluffy and sweet treat that is very popular in the Philippines. The recipe comes from my friend and fellow blogger Jhuls from The Not So Creative Cook. She is a very popular lady of Fiesta Friday, with delectable recipes, and a huge sense of humor. The recipe is so good, yet made with just a few ingredients!

Many thanks to Angie and to our co-host for this week Quinn @ Dad What’s 4 Dinner and Monika @ Everyday Healthy Recipes


  • 15g fresh yeast
  • 225ml lukewarm water
  • 1 tbsp caster sugar
  • 400g all-purpose flour/plain flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • Caster sugar (for coating)
  • 1 tsp of cinnamon powder (optional)
  • Sunflower oil (for frying)


  1. Line a wax paper on a large tray and set aside.
  2. In the mixing bowl of the stand mixer add the flour and the sugar.
  3. Crumble the fresh yeast in the middle and add the salt on the side.
  4. Slowly pour the lukewarm water into the mixing bowl.
  5. Start to mix all the ingredients with the hook of your stand mixer on a low speed.
  6. Gradually, mix on a high speed until the dough becomes elastic and detaches from the bowl.
  7. Transfer the dough to a greased bowl and cover it with a clean kitchen cloth, and let the dough rise for 1 hour (for me).
  8. After 1 hour transfer the dough on a clean floured surface, punch it down gently to release the air.
  9. Divide the dough into 8 equals balls (for me, you could do more or less depending on the size you want them).
  10. Shape each ball into a long log, then twist it and pinch the end.
  11. Transfer the Shakoy to the tray.
  12. Proceed the same way for the rest of the dough.
  13. In a deep pan add the sunflower oil on a medium heat.
  14. When the oil is hot, slowly add the Shakoy.
  15. Remove when they are golden brown and transfer them to a colander.
  16. Finally, roll them into the sugar and cinnamon.
  17. Enjoy, they are best when they are savored immediately.

Bonne dégustation!

Thanks, Jhuls for this amazing recipe!

31 Comments Add yours

  1. Jhuls says:

    Linda, it’s really nice to have you back! We missed your amazing recipes and mouth-watering photos. I am very much flattered that you made these for your first FF for 2017. Also, I am doing a happy dance knowing that you liked them. 💃🏻 💜 Happy FF! More recipes, travels and happy moments for you this year!

    1. Thank you so much, Jhuls. I’m back and don’t laugh at me, I forgot how to use my camera and WordPress too 😀 Your recipe is amazing, the Shakoy are fluffy and yummy. Happy FF and have a wonderful week ahead! 🙂 xx

      1. Jhuls says:

        That’s what you get from taking a break, haha! Just kidding – it happened to me, too. 😀 I am glad that you liked the donuts. Happy FF to you as well and enjoy the week! 😉 x

  2. These look insanely MOUTH WATERING!! Lovely. Beautiful photos too. Happy New Year to you!

    1. Happy New Year, Josette. Thank you for your Lovely comment! 🙂

  3. Happy new year and glad to see you back to blogging. Donuts look great!

    1. Happy New year, Chef Daniel! The recipe is really nice and they are addictive! 🙂

  4. Gorgeous Linda, I just love doughnuts and have never had much luck with homemade. These look amazing. Have to try!!

    1. Thank you so much, Suzanne! 🙂

  5. Loretta says:

    Yay!! Welcome back dear Linda, and a very Happy New Year to you! Love these amazing looking donuts. How I’d love to grab one of them with a cup of coffee right about now 🙂

    1. Thank you so much, Loretta! These are easy to make and I think I just found the perfect recipe (thanks to Jhuls). Enjoy the rest of the weekend and Happy New Year! 🙂

  6. chefjulianna says:

    Happy New Year, Linda! I have been wondering where you were, and am so happy to see you back again! These doughnuts look beautiful! I am really wishing that I had one with my coffee as I am typing right now! All the best for 2017! 😀

    1. Happy New Year, Julianna! I’m back, I miss blogging and I miss your amazing recipes. The donuts are so yummy and can’t wait to experiment with flavors now! Have a fab year! 🙂

  7. Darya says:

    Bonne année Linda ! Ca fait tellement plaisir de te retrouver ici, surtout avec une si belle recette gourmande et dont j’ignorais l’existence. Miam. Vivement tes prochaines recettes gourmandes !

    1. Merci beaucoup Darya et bonne année à toi aussi. Je ne connaissais pas non plus cette recette; je l’ai découverte sur le blog de Jhuls. Simple avec très peu d’ingrédients et délicieuse. Différente des donuts américains!
      J’éspère que mes nouvelles recettes te plairont! 🙂

  8. Those are beautiful donuts, I remember seeing them on Jhuls site and making a note that I need to make them. Very glad you did it reminds me that I need to make some donuts. Delicious photo’s.

    1. Thank you, Suzanne! Jhuls recipe is amazing and delicious! 🙂

    1. Thanks a lot, Freda! 🙂

  9. Lovely to see you back in blogworld – and of course, with more beautiful food and photos 🙂
    Happy Fiesta Friday, lovely Linda x x x x

    1. Hello my friend, yes I’m back 😀 Happy FF, and have a wonderful week ahead! 🙂
      Thanks for your warm welcome! xxx

  10. Patty Nguyen says:

    Happy New Year, Linda! Jhuls’ donuts look so good. I want a whole platter? 😍

    1. Happy New Year, Patty! The donuts are incredible 😉 A whole platter no but a half platter yes 😀

  11. Donuts are one of my weaknesses, and I would love one of these beauties!

    1. Thank you, Julie! The recipe is terrific and you will love it, Julie! 🙂

  12. Oh those look so good. It is breakfast time and now Im hungry. Thanks for sharing with us at Fiesta Friday. Happy FF! Pinned!

    1. Thank you so much for your kind comment. Happy FF and have a nice day! 🙂

  13. Happy New Year Linda – I’m looking forwards to seeing more of your lovely recipes in 2017 😄

    1. Happy New Year, Laura! Wishing you a beautiful year ahead and thanks for always being nice! 😉

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