5 from 3 votes
Youtiao (Chinese Oil Stick)-Chinese Cruller
Prep Time
2 hrs
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
2 hrs 20 mins
Homemade youtiao also known as Chinese oil stick or Chinese cruller. It is a traditional Chinese snack especially for breakfast time.
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: Chinese
Keyword: youtiao
Servings: 3
Calories: 428 kcal
Author: Elaine
  • 240 g all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 small egg
  • 100 g milk
  • 20 ml vegetable oil
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • oil for deep-frying
  1. In a stand mixer, add all the ingredients together and then knead with hook on low speed for 7-9 minutes until the dough is quite elastic.
  2. Shape into a ball and then cover with plastic wrapper and set aside in fridge overnight.
  3. In the next morning, bring the dough outside and set aside for around 2 hours until it is returned to room temperature.
  4. Heat the oil to around 200 degree C (400 degree F).
  5. Slightly dust your operating board and then shape the dough into a long log and then further to a rectangle. Cut the rectangle into strips around 3cm wide. Lay one stripe over the other one and press a mark in the center (lengthwise).
  6. Then hold the two ends and slightly stretch the strips to around 18cm (or slightly adjust the length according to your frying wok). Press the two ends so they can stick together. Place it to the wok and fry until slightly golden brown.
Nutrition Facts
Youtiao (Chinese Oil Stick)-Chinese Cruller
Amount Per Serving
Calories 428 Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 13g 20%
Saturated Fat 7g 35%
Cholesterol 77mg 26%
Sodium 588mg 25%
Potassium 323mg 9%
Total Carbohydrates 63g 21%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 1g
Protein 11g 22%
Vitamin A 3.2%
Calcium 13.2%
Iron 23.3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.