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Easy Chinese Doughnut Recipe (Crisp Fried Breadstick) | 油條 Yóutiáo

[MUSIC PLAYING] Hey, guys Today, I'm going to show you how to make Chinese doughnut

Now, Chinese doughnut is a Taiwanese breakfast that's sometimes eaten plain, sometimes with congee But my favorite is with homemade soymilk In Mandarin, we call Chinese doughnut youtiao And it's known for its delicate crunchiness And inside, it's honeycomb shapes

It's salty It's delicious And today, I am going to show you how to make Chinese doughnut at home using six basic ingredients Now, for this recipe, we will need 1 and 1/2 cups of all-purpose flour, 3 tablespoons of oil, 3 teaspoons of baking powder, 1/2 teaspoon of sugar, 3/4 teaspoon of salt, and 1/2 cup of room temperature water Now, with all these ingredients, we are going to be making a cold rise dough

And I like using this method because we don't need any yeast, and because we're going to let it sit in the fridge overnight for the dough to rise and ferment, which is great, because I don't like to babysit my dough And what's really neat is that you can do this on a Friday, and it'll be ready on Saturday or even the next day, on a Sunday You'll have Chinese doughnut ready to make So with that, let's get started First, start by sifting together all your dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl

Next, add your oil and water while slowly mixing everything in with a spatula or spoon Once all the ingredients are mixed, dig in with your hands and begin to knead everything together Now, it might be slightly sticky at first, but try kneading for a little bit before adding small amounts of flour if needed After kneading for three to five minutes, cover the bowl and let the dough sit in a warm area for one hour During this time, some air bubbles will begin to form in the dough

So after an hour, take the dough out and gently punch down about 15 times or so to release the gases that have formed After that, knead the dough for another 10 minutes Next, form the dough into a ball shape and place it in a small plastic bag Then seal it up by tying a knot at the top, leaving just a bit of room inside so the dough can expand Now, all we need to do is just place it in the fridge overnight for it to ferment and rise

The next morning, and take dough out of the fridge and let it sit on your countertop or a warm area for two hours You'll want to make sure the dough comes to room temperature before using it When it's ready, gently roll the dough out into a log shape, then into a long rectangle about one third of an inch thick Now, be gentle when rolling, because there are air bubbles in there And those will help give our doughnut the honeycomb shapes inside

Next, divide the dough into thin strips of equal width And using a chopstick or skewer, make an indentation in the center of your first strip Place another piece on top of that, and press down to make another indentation And when you're done, the strips should look like this Now, it's time to cook

Since we're deep frying, I really recommend you wear an apron so you don't get any oil splatters on your clothes Next, fill your wok with oil and heat it up to 350 degrees Use a candy thermometer if you have one so you have just the right temperature I'm cutting my dough lengthwise in half so I can make shorter doughnuts, because they're easier to cook Stretch and pinch down the ends just before placing them in oil

And if your oil's at the right temperature, they should float to the top right away Use long chopsticks to turn the doughnuts while deep drying so they cook to an even golden brown This should take about two minutes Now, if you want to make long ones, you can Just keep in mind you'll need the cookware and more oil to accommodate the longer length

Once they're done deep frying, let them drain on paper towels or a rack to cool before serving So this is how you make Chinese doughnut Now, you know you've made a good Chinese doughnut when you bite into it and it's kind of crispy and flaky So let's give that a shot Now, if you ever get tired of savory Chinese doughnut, you can always sprinkle a little bit of cinnamon sugar over it, and then you'll have sweet Chinese doughnut

It kind of tastes like a churro, so really good I'm Angel I hope you enjoyed this video Don't forget to give me a thumbs-up if you did And I will see you guys soon

Bye Oh, wait There's one more thing I forgot to mention If you guys have extra Chinese doughnut dough, go ahead and just cook it all off, deep fry them, let them cool Then put them in your freezer

You can freeze them whole or freeze them cut up like this Then you can put them in the toaster or your over Or you can deep fry them again for the next day But I personally like cutting them up into bite size pieces like this, popping them into the toaster, and that will make these extra crunchy

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