Youtiao (Chinese Doughnuts) Recipe Youtiao, or Chinese Doughnuts, are a traditional Chinese favorite for breakfast. This ancient food is made from a pasta dough formed into long strips and deep fried. 200 g all-purpose flour (ordinary gluten flour) 110 ml cold water 3 tablespoons peanut oil (about 45 ml) pinch of salt 2 ½ teaspoons baking powder