Let’s start the new cycle with a Chinese brunch. Freshly made you tiao donuts and tonyu soy milk.
Yes, it’s a poor pun. LOL.
The you tiao had another name in each place I’ve seen them… or is it my Chinese sound hearing that is so random. This is fried bread. They surely make 2013 calories per snake, per stick. But, hao chi le, yum yum, that’s worth it
My recipe is super basic.
1 cup of bread flour (12% gluten or more, it’s important)
1 ts oil
1/4 ts of instant yeast
1/2 ts of baking powder
3 pinches of salt
water as needed (about 1 cup)
Mix. Let 5 minutes. Knead. Let one hour (till it doubles).
Spread a rectangle, cut strips, turn.
Bring oil to 160 degree, fry them to pale yellow. Keep them in the oven toaster to make next batches. Then fry them again at 190 degree just the time to get a golden color.
Serve hot with tonyu. It’s the best pairing.
Soy milk freshly pressed. Recipe here.
The texture is very elastic and it’s soft bread inside and the crust is crispy donut.
The contrast with creamy milk is great.