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Here’s How To Easily Make Light And Crispy Char Kwai At Home

Char Kwai is a super light, airy texture and crispy street food we can find on any street market. This type of China-style doughnut is a long golden-brown deep-fried strip of dough. If you’ve ever wanted to make Char Kwai, we’ve got a great halal Char Kwai recipe with caramel sauce for you to make at home!

Easy Char Kwai And Caramel Sauce Recipe To Make At Home!

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They are called by many names in different countries. The Chinese called this youtiao (oil stick) in Mandarin or Char Kwai in Cantonese. Also, Malays call it Cakoi but whatever name you call it, the majority will most likely agree that Char Kwai is pretty darn good!

Ingredients (Char Kwai):
Wheat Flour (300gm)
Sugar (2 Tablespoons)
Yeast (1/2 Packet)
Baking Powder (1 Teaspoon)
Egg (1)
Water (1 Cup)
Cooking Oil (1/3 Cup)

Ingredients (Caramel Sauce): 

Sugar (1 Cup)
Condensed Milk (1/2 Cup)
Water (1/2 Cup)
Butter (1 Teaspoon)

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Step 1: Put all the dry ingredients in a mixing bowl and set aside.

Step 2: Combine water and egg in another bowl and then gradually add into the dry ingredients and stir until combined. Then, knead with your hands or a mixer until smooth.

Step 3: Roll the dough out into a rectangle shape. Stack one strip of dough on top of the other and use a little bit of water to glue it together. Let the dough rest or until double in size.

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Step 4: While waiting for the dough, you can start making caramel sauce. In a pan, cook the sugar until melted and golden brown. Add the condensed milk until the sugar has melted.

Step 5: Then add the water and stir well until the caramel is melted. Add butter and stir again. When the butter has melted, cover the pan and wait for the caramel to cool.

Step 6: Fry the dough until it has nice golden brown, not too dark. Finally, ready to serve with the caramel sauce.

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Crispy On The Outside, Light, And Airy On The Inside!

This recipe gives you a nice puffy Char Kwai. Apart from caramel sauce, they are perfect to go with a bowl of Chinese congee, soymilk, or rojak. So make one for yourself by following this recipe!

Recipe By: Suraya Yaacob (Facebook)

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