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Twisted Korean doughnuts (Kkwabaegi: 꽈배기)

(upbeat music) – Hi everybody Today we are going to make delicious delicious snack

or dessert Twisted doughnuts, Kkwabaegi in Korean I've been making years and years, long time When I lived in Korea, I used to make this for my children They love it Whenever they came from school, when they see this, they were so happy

All of my friends love it and this is also my favorite We are going to use butter It's an unsalted butter, two tablespoons So, one, two, two tablespoons Put it here

Over medium heat (butter sizzling) Very melted And remove from the heat So, this butter is hot now I'm going to add one cup milk

Two tablespoons sugar Half a teaspoon salt Stir until all sugar is well dissolved This is lukewarm, not hot at all One egg

Milk, egg, sugar, and salt We make this And then one package yeast Let it sit for five minutes Let's add flour

This is all-purpose flour One, two, three mix this We don't need any other like a special equipment Using just your pot and then just add it, mix it together like this

My bread rolls, you guys are making, really you guys impressed me Some of you guys made this with some cinnamon rolls and they added some other coating And inside, they even put something like some sweet stuff, you know, Nutella And then, always so many ideas you guys have The yeast flavor inside I can smell

We're going to let it rise for around one hour or 1 1/2 hour until it goes to like expand to double size You can use, you know, plastic wrap I have my lid to fit this How fast it rises depends on the room temperature and also your yeast Open, oh my, look at this! Wow, a little warm here

So, deflate What we are looking for is soft and smooth dough I'm going to cover this again and one more time, let it sit until the dough is double in size It took 40 minutes for it to double size Wow, look at this

Oh my God, so good~ eh? like a balloon! I love this yeast smell Okay, deflate very soft and smooth (dough smacking) Start with a quarter cup Here

This is 16 almost equal size pieces And then make a nice ball It's already I see the bubbles, wow Plastic wrap and cover this Okay and then let's start

So flour, just a little flour and sprinkle like this And then start, center part start like this Spread it to both sides This surface is too dry Not easy for you to make shape

Your right hand, left hand, different direction So right hand upward Left hand, downward See? And then we are going to see the tension So this is around the 12 inch long and then lift this both ends

Just automatically twist it but we are going to twist a little more End part, you gotta really pinch it And then put it here So, start with the center like this Make many many ropes and twist it

See, automatically twisted Start from the center Otherwise, later when you make this, it's not even The twisted, is like one end is like a big huge Ending part is really small like a tadpole

We don't want to that kind of a shape So, you start this one because this center part is going to be folded so it should be thinner than the other side, you know what I'm saying? I used to to make almost like 50, at least 50 at one batch Always like I made it huge amount and then huge container and the filled And then we ate this days and days And also leftovers, you can freeze

Freeze and then take it out just at room-temperature Maybe five minutes after, you can eat it If you like make a longer rope, you can twist as many as you can but I think that three or four times is the best, you know, pretty So, a lot of good memories I think about, you know, while I'm making this My last, last ball! Upward and downward

Now, these my 16 babies I'm going to wait until this each one is expanded to double in size It will take around 20 to 30 minutes 10 minutes after, I'm going to flip it over each one because bottom part is flat And but what we want is that all side should expand

You know, all around Meanwhile, I'm going to prepare some coating Sugar and cinnamon mixture Two tablespoon sugar and this is cinnamon Half a teaspoon And then shake it

After we fry this, and then I'm going to put these guys inside and then shake it, shake it boong boong! And then, that's done (cheerful music) So 10 minutes after, I'll show you You know, you remember the top part because it used to be bottom, it was a little flat Now, it's plump again You see here, like this

Yeah, nice, beautiful And then again, slightly like this, flip it over like that This is like a balloon, you know so you can really gently handle this And here, these guys should keep rising I'm heating up my oil

Oil is around five to six cups of corn oil and this is a 12 inch pot I'm using a large pot I'm going to check out this temperature It should be 350, and after, right after 350 degree reaches, we are going to turn down the heat to medium because if this is too high, high temperature is going to burn The color is too dark and inside is not cooked properly

See, 352, okay Time to turn down the heat, to medium Pick up this guy really gently and push this into hot oil like that (oil sizzling) And just flip it over like this I'm going to just fry until outside is a little crispy, inside is like fluffy

Around three to five minutes Next batch One Put it here, it's warm around here Okay and then again, flip it over

Look at this color Beautiful golden brown, so I'm going to wait until the bottom part is also like this You can hear the crunchy sound (soft knocking) Looks done It took five minutes on both sides

Make it really golden brown color like this Beautiful And then strain these here Just gently (oil sizzling) Look at this, so pretty

So, I'm going to coat these guys And then shake (sugar shaking loudly) Wow So, isn't it pretty? Well, let's go back to our Kkwabaegi It's growing in the hot oil

(oil sizzling) So, second batch's done Four guys left (sugar shaking loudly) My last batch Okay everybody, today I made 16 Kkwabaegi This is good party food and good snack

Look at that So fluffy inside, eh? (doughnut crunching) So delicious When I was at high school, for the first time in my life, I tasted this After school, there is a place there You know, almost only 300 meters distance

There was a small kind of a store People were always lining up Inside they're packed, then they kept eating Huge huge pot there just boiling in the oil And they make these like a huge amount! I tasted it for the first time this Kkwabaegi

this style, and you know, I loved it! I never thought about learning how to make this and forgot about this Years years later, I married, I raised my children and then, you remember I made some bread rolls The bread rolls I learned from one of my friends She's really good at cooking I learned this how to make it from her

If we know how to make this, think about how exciting it is that you can make this Kkwabaegi forever Kkwabaegi "kkwa" Kkwabaegi means twisted Kkwabaegi, right? twisted doughnuts, Kkwabaegi is I will have one more

Mmm crunchy, sweet, fluffy Mmm, make this for your family, for your children They will love it, okay "Maangchi Kkwabaegi I made!" Just let me know how yours turns out Enjoy my Kkwabaegi recipe

See you next time, bye!~

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