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Vegan Vietnamese Bnh Tiu (Hollow Donut)

Vegan Vietnamese Bánh Tiêu (Vietnamese Hollow Donut)

Sweets, Vietnamese

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These Vietnamese Bánh Tiêu are light and fluffy and require 10 ingredients to make only. They are slightly sweetened and make for the perfect snack or dessert.

Vegan Vietnamese Bánh Tiêu (Hollow Donut)

She’ll sit on the kitchen floor, old newspapers layering around the pot of oil, frying the dough while sesame seeds fly everywhere from the heat.

One of my mom’s favorite Vietnamese desserts to make is Bánh Tiêu. It is essentially a Vietnamese donut that is light and airy with a hollow interior, hence the name of Vietnamese Hollow Donut. They are not overly sweet like traditional western donuts and are coated with sesame seeds.

Vegan Vietnamese Bánh Tiêu (Hollow Donut)
Vegan Vietnamese Bánh Tiêu (Hollow Donut)

I remember the first time my mom made it, it was on a hot summer day. I was upstairs watching T.V. in my mom’s room, but something sweet weaved through the door of my mom’s room, luring me downstairs. When I walked into the kitchen, I found my mom sitting on the kitchen floor with our small frying pot, frying something circular that I had never seen before. My mom told me they are Bánh Tiêu, a “dessert” she grew up eating but never tried making them before.

Vegan Vietnamese Bánh Tiêu (Hollow Donut)

The first batch she made the donuts did not puff up as much but I fell in love with them after the first bite because of how light and airy they were. Even though they were not as she expected, she was excited to share this with us. They were all gone by the next day.

Throughout the years she continued to test the recipe and every time she made them, we could not have enough of them. If you are as excited as I am to make these donuts, let’s start making them!

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Vegan Vietnamese Bánh Tiêu (Vietnamese Hollow Donut)

These Vietnamese Bánh Tiêu are light and fluffy and require 10 ingredients to make only. They are slightly sweetened and make for the perfect snack or dessert.

  • Author: Helen Au
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 10
  • Category: Sweets
  • Method: Frying
  • Cuisine: Vietnamese
  • Diet: Vegan

Ingredients

220ml (1 cup + 2 tbsp) water, warm

6g (1 ½ tsp) active dry yeast

400g (2 ½ cups) Bob’s Red Mill Artisan Bread Flour

100g (½ cup) organic cane sugar

8g (1 tbsp) cashew milk powder

4g (1 tsp) baking powder

6g (1 tsp) salt

15ml (⅓ cup) refined, coconut oil, melted

1 tsp pure vanilla extract

Vegetable Oil for frying

Instructions

  1. Add the warm water and yeast to a bowl. Allow to sit for 5-10 minutes until the yeast becomes foamy.

Keywords: Vietnamese dessert, donuts, vegan donuts, vegan bread, sesame

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