Youtiao (Chinese Deep Fried Donuts)

READY IN: 41mins
Recipe by Member 610488

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.

Top Review by aaronjoseph.corpuz

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.

Ingredients Nutrition


  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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