Chinese Sesame Doughnuts
These crunchy, deep-fried sesame balls are one of my favorite treats during the Chinese New Year. In Cantonese, it means 'laughing dates' because these sesame balls crack open like a laughing mouth. They carry the meaning of bringing lots of laughter and happiness to your family. They are very easy to make, crunchy, and aromatic. Cool before storing them in dry, air-tight containers.
Recipe Summary test
Pastry flour may be substituted for the cake flour. Using cake or pastry flour instead of all-purpose flour helps forms the cracks and the texture of the doughnuts.
Deep-frying on low heat helps cook the inside thoroughly and form the crunchy texture on the outside without burning the outside.
We have determined the nutritional value of oil for frying based on a retention value of 10% after cooking. Amount will vary depending on cooking time and temperature, ingredient density, and specific type of oil used.