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Sunday, 21 August 2016


cruelers or 'You Tiao'

dipped in a cup of hot coffee or soya bean milk
is a favorite breakfast
among the Chinese community in Asia

Other times
these cruelers are sliced & served
with a bowl of porridge
either plain or with minced pork, peanuts, oyster and century egg

When they are sliced lengthwise
filled with minced prawn paste
 deep fried to get the extra crunch
served as a dish during meal times

A good you tiao should be crispy on the outside
and soft inside
with honeycomb-like texture
shown in the photo above

This recipe has been adapted from mykitch3n

Alum, ammonia and baking soda 
have been omitted 
but instead added baking powder

It is just like stall bought 
except not so salty


200ml water
220g bread flour
1/2 tsp instant yeast
1 tsp sugar
1/2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt (add more if you like stall bought taste)
1 Tbsp oil

More flour for dusting
Oil for deep frying

1) all ingredients into the bread machine, dough cycle to knead only
2) once completed kneading, work the sticky dough on a floured surface
3) shape dough into 2 length of 2" broad rod, cover  & let rest 45min
4) lightly flatten the dough to 1cm thick & 5cm wide
5) cut dough into strips of 2 cm & let stand for 10-15min
6) heat oil in a wok
7) wet a skewer & press lengthwise in the middle across a strip of dough
8) put another strip on top & do the same
9) hold both ends of the pair, pull lightly to fit the diameter of oil in your wok
10) carefully put it into the hot oil
11) turn and toss as soon as the dough is surfaced so that the you tiao can expand
12) fry until golden

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