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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*
Fat 13g20%
Saturated Fat 7g44%
Cholesterol 77mg26%
Sodium 588mg26%
Potassium 323mg9%
Carbohydrates 63g21%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 11g22%
Vitamin A 160IU3%
Calcium 132mg13%
Iron 4.2mg23%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.