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Chinese Brown Sugar Bread (Guo Kui)
Prep Time
35 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
45 mins

Famous Chengdu brown sugar guokui

Course: staple
Cuisine: Sichuan
Keyword: bread, sugar
Servings: 14 making 14 small breads
Calories: 104 kcal
Author: Elaine
  • 300 g all-purpose flour ,more for dusting
  • 150 ml water
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. yeast
  • oil for brushing
  • 2 tbsp. all purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup powdered brown sugar
  • a tiny pinch of salt
  1. Mix brown sugar with flour and salt in a small bowl. Set aside.
  2. In a stand mixer, add flour, salt, instant yeast and water, then mix at low speed for 8-9 minutes until the dough is soft and smooth.
  3. Cover with a wet cloth or plastic wrap to rest for around 30 minutes to 45 minutes depending on your temperature until the dough is ⅓ bigger than the previous one. (The surface is completely smooth but there is no Honeycomb texture inside).
  4. Knead the dough again to pinch the air out. Then roll the dough into a uniform long log around 4cm in diameter. Cut the long log into 14 equal portions.
  5. Wrap the powdered filling in.
  6. Brush a thin layer of oil in a casting iron pan,place the bread in one by one, cover the lid and then fry each side for 6-8 minutes over slow fired.
Recipe Notes

The Nutrition Facts is based on each single Guokui.

Nutrition Facts
Chinese Brown Sugar Bread (Guo Kui)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 104
% Daily Value*
Sodium 70mg3%
Potassium 31mg1%
Carbohydrates 21g7%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 2g4%
Calcium 6mg1%
Iron 1.1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.