The Rosquillos is a circular cookie that resembles a donut since it has a hole in the middle. It is made of flour, sugar, eggs, baking powder and shortening. Its origin can be traced back to 1907 when Margarita “Titay” Frasco created the crunchy cooking with the ingredients she had in her kitchen. Using her egg beater, baking tins, and clay oven, Titay created what became one of the best-loved delicacies in the town.
The Rosquillos Festival of Liloan showcases the deliciously tasty delicacy from this northern town of Cebu. Aside from promoting this delicacy, the festival is also celebrated to honor the patron saint of the town, San Fernando Rey. Similar to the festivals of other towns in Cebu, the Rosquillos Festival also features a street dancing competition, festival showdown, and a beauty pageant.
You can get to Liloan by simply getting on a jeepney headed for the town in Mandaue City. You can also ride a bus headed north at the Cebu North Bus Terminal. Just tell the driver or conductor to drop you off at Liloan.
Liloan has a lot more to offer to its visitors. You can visit the lighthouse at Bagacay Point or the San Fernando Rey Parish Church. You can also go wakeboarding at Papa Kit’s Marina and Fishing Lagoon.