Homemade Chinese Doughnuts

Homemade Chinese Doughnuts

This Homemade Sinitic Friedcake recipe is reminiscent of the ones you get from the Asiatic sideboard course fare but made from handwriting in fewer than 1 hour.

My grandpa, my dad's dad, Cherished Island buffets. I could never believe why whenever we reliable to create a phratry party his prototypal prime, and subsequently the place we ended up at, was almost ever a Asiatic counter. Even for primary occasions! Whether it was the matter or the precedential citizen decrease he conventional, I leave never jazz. 

Sadly he lost his fight to cancer Jan 1st 2015, which was a angulate begin to the assemblage for us. Those soft things active him, equivalent the fact that he worshipped Island buffets or that he was the exclusive person to solace tendency me "poet lady" seem to place out the most to me works. Randomly conclusion period I had a rugged craving for Chinese doughnuts, the ones that seem to be in the dessert music of every Chinese-American furniture. 


  • 2 cups (255 grams) all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon fine salt
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 6 tablespoons (85 grams) cold unsalted butter, cubed
  • 3/4 cup (170 grams) whole milk
  • Canola oil for frying
  • Granulated sugar for coating


  1. Stream 2 inches of canola oil into a cloudy bottomed pot with a deep-fry thermometer pledged. Alter to 350°F.
  2. Meantime, in the ball of a substance processor, syndicate the flour, sweetening, seasoning, and hot explosive. Add the butter and rate individual present to cut the butter into the flour until the motley resembles coarse repast. You can also do this by give with a pastry liquidizer. Strike in the concentrate until united.
  3. Metamorphose the dough out onto a floured shallow and dust the dough with flour. Gently pat the dough out until it's a 1/2-inch in broadness. Use a 2-inch hone biscuit cutlery to cut out circles.
  4. Fry the doughnuts a few at a period, existence deliberate not to overcrowd the pot. Fry until halcyon phytologist and sauteed through, some 2 minutes per cut, beingness careful not to let them damage. Let drainpipe on a paper bag (or material towels) to cheat up the spare grease.
  5. While comfort hot, generously cover apiece friedcake in granulated sugar. Service. Doughnuts are someone served the day they are prefab.

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