• Prep Time 30 minutes
  • Cook Time 20 minutes
  • Serving For 4 people
  • Difficulty Normal

Recipe Ingredient

  • Sift:
  • 300g high protein flour
  • 50g flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • (B):
  • 1/2 tsp sugar
  • 2 Tbsp lukewarm water
  • 2 tsp instant yeast
  • (C):
  • 250ml water
  • 1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 1/8 tsp alum (pak fun)
  • 1/8 tsp ammonia powder (chow fun)
  • 1 tsp salt i


  1. Put (A) in the bowl of an electric mixer. Mix (B) and leave aside to froth for 10 minutes. Combine (C) together.
  2. Pour (B) into (A) and mix well, then add in (C) and beat for five minutes until a soft dough is formed. Cover and leave aside to rise to double its size.
  3. Turn out dough onto a lightly floured surface and knead until smooth. Roll out into a long rectangle, then cut into strips.
  4. Place two strips one on top of the other and allow to rest for five to 10 minutes.
  5. Heat a wok with oil till hot. Press lightly on the two strips of dough with a satay stick. Stretch the strips a little and lower into hot oil. Deep fry, turning constantly until each cruller turns puffy and golden brown.

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1 thought on “Yau Char Kwai (Chinese Crullers)”

  1. Marina Cheah - October 9, 2018 at 5:00 pm

    Is ammonia powder edible and will not have adverse effects on my health.



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