-200g bread flour
-50g wheat starch
-1 tsp baking soda
-3/4 tsp alum
-160g water
-1/2 tsp salt

What to Do:
Mix together flour and starch. Stir together alum, soda, salt and water. Add water mixture to flour mixture. Knead to make a smooth dough. Rest for 30 mins, shape and fry. Makes about 5, 8" long yck's.

Comments (9)

On 2:38 PM , Unknown said...


i found powdered alum by Mccormick, the tiny bottle costs 2.87- expensive?

On 3:00 PM , hoangtam/tt said...

2.87 is not that bad, its about 3-4 bucks here.

On 6:11 PM , Anonymous said...

Hi tt,
I was wondering if you use the powdered alum, or if you crush up your own? I bought some from the asian store where it looks like a giant piece of crystal, and it's labeled white alum, and I'm assuming you have to crush it yourself?

On 9:17 PM , hoangtam/tt said...

I use powdered alum from the american grocery stores.

On 4:48 PM , Anonymous said...

Spice Trend alum works just as good. I found it for $1.25 at the grocery store, right next to the McCormicks that was $3.89.

On 9:44 PM , Anonymous said...

May I know what is alum? Where can I get it from. Thanks


On 11:21 AM , Anonymous said...

I love your food blog..thanks for posting YCK. A friend of my gave me this recipe using 1 1/2 tbsp of Calumet Baking Powder, 3lbs flour, 2 cup of Milk & hot Tab Water, 1/2 tsp salt, sugar and veg oil.

On 8:44 AM , Anonymous said...

Is it possible to use only all purpose flour? I could not find any wheat starch at all. There is wheat flour but I do not think they are the same.

On 7:17 PM , Anonymous said...

Hello TT,

Can I substitute wheat flour for wheat starch to make "dau chao quay"?