Youtiao (Chinese Deep Fried Donuts)

Total Time
Prep 40 mins
Cook 1 min

This recipe is from Nanjing, China but variations are made all over the county. In some regions of China, it's enjoyed with a piping hot bowl of sweetened soy milk.


  1. Mix flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Stir in water.
  2. Lightly knead dough. Loosely cover for about 20 minutes, or enough time for the dough to rise.
  3. On floured surface, roll the dough into 2 inch wide and 14 inch long strips. Twist together in pairs, pinching the ends. Holding each end of twists, pull until 9 inches long.
  4. Deep fry each twist in peanut oil until golden brown (about 25 seconds).
  5. Let cool and eat.
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Thank the gods you scrolled down I only hope I'm not too late to warn you about this recipe. When I made this recipe and followed it to the letter, the dough was far harder than several other recipes when I watched them on YouTube. I strongly recommend using a different recipe.

aaronjoseph.corpuz January 26, 2014