Curly Crunchy Fried Dough

Curly Crunchy Fried Dough

I heard these sweets are popular in Vietnam. They are easy to make, as you just combine pancake mix with a couple of ingredients and deep fry.

Ingredients: 5-6 servings

Pancake mix
200 g
200 ml
For Syrup:
Ingredients below
120-130 g
100 ml


1. First make the syrup. Put the ingredients for the syrup in a small pan, and heat until the sugar dissolves. Transfer to a bowl and let cool.
2. Put the pancake mix, egg and milk into a bowl and mix until smooth. The batter is ready.
3. Transfer the batter into an empty dressing bottle (the one in the photo has a small nozzle). If you don't have one, use a piping bag with a small nozzle.
4. Squeeze the batter into oil which has been heated to about 170℃. They should be swirls, going round 2 or 3 times. Slowly deep fry until golden brown.
5. As soon as they have been fried, dip them in the syrup you made earlier. Transfer to a serving dish.

Story Behind this Recipe

I saw these Vietnamese sweets in a cooking book once. I thought I could probably recreate it using pancake mix to make a thick batter that would taste delicious when fried.