How To Bake Buko Pie
Buko pie originated in Philippines is a young coconut filled pie. Almost like the coconut cream pie , however, the Buko Pie is actually without the cream and utilizes the buko meat in its preparation. Originally, this delicacy was only available in Philippines but now with these how to bake Buko pie tips, you can try it in your kitchen too.
The Ingredients Needed
All purpose flour – You will need about 2 cups of this for preparing the crust of the pie.
Salt - 1 teaspoon is good enough to balance out the taste.
Corn oil – About ½ cup for 2 cups of flour will give the required softness to the dough.
Water – To add moisture and facilitate in preparing the dough, use 1 tablespoon.
Buko, young coconut – This is the key ingredient of the dish and 3 1/3 cups is good enough for a pie for 8 people.
White sugar – Added to give the desired sweetness along with attracting moisture in the dish, add ½ cup for a pie that serves 8 people.
Evaporated milk – Approx ½ cup of evaporated milk can be used for that added flavor.
Cornstarch – 1/4th cup to thicken the prepared filling, so that it is not runny.
Cheese – 1/4th cup, grated, this is added towards the end of the recipe for that extra richness and flavor.
For the Crust:
1 In a bowl, add flour and salt, pour in the oil and blend thoroughly using a fork. This will help the oil to incorporate evenly with the flour and salt mixture.
2 Drizzle some water and continue mixing with the fork until the mixture forms little lumps. Using your hands, gently form a ball with the flour mixture.
3 Place the mixture on a flat surface and divide the dough into two parts.Roll them out separately to form the base and cover of the pie.
4 Place the first half of the rolled out dough in the pie dish, and trim the edges.
5 Prick the crust all over with a fork, this is done for the steam to escape, else the crust will be uneven.
6 Bake in preheated oven at 450 degrees Fahrenheit for 12-15 minutes or until golden brown and crisp.
For The Filling
7 In a pan, combine all the filling ingredients except the cheese. And gently heat the mixture.
8 Continue to cook over low heat and stir until thick. The cornstarch in the ingredients will do the trick.
9 Pour the mixture in the prepared pie crust and even out using a spatula. Cover with the second half of the rolled out dough.
10 Seal the edges with a fork or you can pinch the edges together to seal them. Bake at 400 degrees Fahrenheit until the top is golden.
11 Sprinkle with cheese and bake for another 5 minutes. This will enhance the taste and color of the pie.
12 Cut and serve hot.
I’m sure you can’t wait to try this mouth watering delicacy which was once only available in Philippines can now easily be prepared in your own kitchen with these simple steps of how to bake Buko pie. So go on quickly mark the date on your calendar when you’ll be preparing the Filipino dessert for your guests.
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