Youtiao
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5 from 3 votes

Youtiao

Youtiao is an ancient Chinese food. It is a long, hollow, deep-fried food with a crispy and tough taste. It is one of the Chinese tradition’s breakfast.
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: Chinese
Keyword: Youtiao
Servings: 5
Calories: 758kcal

Ingredients

  • 500g ordinary flour
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon aluminum-free baking powder
  • 15g vegetable oil
  • 275g water normal temperature

Instructions

  • Dissolve the salt with the 255g water in a large bowl. Add egg baking soda, aluminum-free baking powder and oil in the bowl and mix well.
  • Pour the flour in the mixture to make the tough. Transfer the dough to the working surface and knead it until it is almost not sticky. (add water if need)
  • Apply a layer of oil to the dough to prevent sticking. Then cover the plastic wrap and put it in the refrigerator for one night.
  • Transfer the dough to the working surface. Divide the dough into two equal doughs. Flatten the two doughs into a rectangle shape and cut each piece into equal strips.
  • Stack every two dough strips together and use chopsticks to press them from the center so that they can stick together. All remaining dough strips are treated the same.
  • Heat a wok with oil until 200℃/392℉. Pinch the ends of the dough and stretch them. Then, add them into the frying wok.
  • Use chopsticks to flip the Youtiao until each side becomes golden. Transfer it on a plate and serve it with soy sauce or soy milk.