Also known as you tiao or fried dough sticks are golden brown deep fried sticks of dough, with a super fluffy inside and a crispy exterior. Commonly eaten with porridge or with soy bean for breakfast or even as a snack.
Super easy to make and super fun to get the kids involved as well. Easy fried dough sticks that your kids, friends and family will love.
3 Cups of All Purpose Flour
1 Cup of Water
1tb of Oil
1te of Salt
1tb of Baking Powder
1/4te of Baking Soda
Oil for Frying
In a large bowl combine 3 cups of all purpose flour, 1te of salt, 1 tablespoon of baking powder and 1/4 teaspoon of baking soda.
Crack in 1 egg and 1tb of oil and slowly mix into the flour.
Slowly drizzle in 1 cup of water while mixing to form a rough dough. It will be a very wet and sticky dough. Knead enough to bring the dough together and add a bit of flour if its too sticky and hard to work with.
Coat the dough with a bit of oil and let it rest over night in the fridge.
Roll the dough out into a sheet about 0.3cm thick
Divide the dough into 32 pieces.
Stack 2 pieces of dough on top of each other.
Using a chop stick gently press down the center of the dough stack to combine and create a slight separation.
Stretch the dough to your desired length I went for small cute ones (about 10cm in length) Usually they stretch out to 20cm but you will need to double the dough if you want 20cm sticks.
In a pot of oil heated on high, gently drop your dough into the oil and watch it puff up. Fry till golden, should not take longer than 1 minute.
Let it drain and cool and you got yourself a fried dough stick.
Extra: Remember the separation you created with the chopstick? Now you can pull apart your dough stick into 2 and share it with someone. Chop some up and enjoy over a hot bowl of porridge.