Canadian Beavertails - Delicious Whole Wheat Fried Pastry

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Jun. 29, 2017

This beloved Canadian classic is actually super easy to make in your own home. Make this to celebrate Canada's 150th birthday!


Yeast 2 Teaspoon
Warm water 1/4 Cup (4 tbs)
Warm milk 1/2 Cup (8 tbs)
Sugar 9 Teaspoon ((((plus little more))))
Vanilla essence 1 Teaspoon
Egg 1
Oil 25 Milliliter , divided ((((deep frying))))
Sifted whole wheat flour 2 Cup (32 tbs)



1.Add the yeast to the mixing bowl, together with the warm water and a pinch of sugar to allow it to bloom and leave alone for 10 minutes

2.Once it froths up, add the warm milk, the sugar and the salt

3.Add the vanilla essence, egg and the oil and whisk lightly to incorporate

4.Sift the flour and start adding a tbsp at a time, you may need a bit more or a bit less as recommended

5.Knead lightly by hand after the dough is formed to ensure that there are no dry spots

6.Add this to an oiled bowl, cover with cling film and a towel and place in a warm spot to rise for 1 -2 hrs

7.Uncover the dough and knead again and bring to a ball

8.Divide into 8 portions

9.Using just your hands and some extra flour if sticky, press into oblong shapes

10.Heat a pot of oil and when hot enough, start twirling the dough with your fingers(watch video) in a clockwise or anti clockwise direction, stretching out the dough

11.Place in the oil, cook on one side and then flip over and cook the other side

12.Drain on some kitchen towels, cool and top as desired


13.Serve and enjoy!

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Easy
Cook Time: 10 Minutes
Ready In: 10 Minutes
Servings: 8