【Chinese Scallion Pancake】
My family loves Chinese scallion pancakes (“Cong You Bing” in Chinese). This flaky pancake is one of our favorite recipes. It is crunchy and savory.
Prepare time: 1 hour
Cook time: 20 minutes
Stand time: 30 minutes
Serves: 6 servings
1) 2 cups unsifted all purpose flour (320 g);
2) 200 ml hot water (75-80C);
3) 1 tsp corn oil;
4) 1/3 cup corn oil, 1 green onion chopped to 2-inch length, 10g fresh ginger sliced, 1 anise star, 2 cloves, 1 small piece Chinese cinnamon;
5) 1/3 cup all purpose flour;
6) 3×1/3 tsp salt, 3×1/8 tsp chicken broth mix, 3×1 tbsp finely chopped green onion;
7) 3×1 tbsp corn oil.
1: Dough: Place 2 cups flour in a medium sized bowl. Slowly stir in 200 ml hot water, and continue to stir until water mixes well with flour (Picture 1). Rinse your hand with cold water, and knead to form a rough dough (Picture 2). Add 1 tsp corn oil, continue to knead the dough for another 2 minutes until it forms a smooth ball (Picture 3). Cover with a damp cloth and let it stand for 30 minutes.
2: Oil paste: Small non-stick sauté pan on medium heat, add all ingredients in Ingredient 4) and simmer for 10 minutes (Picture 4). After oil cools down, discard ginger, green onion and other spices and store the oil in a clean and dry glass jar. Mix 3 tbsp spice oil with 1/3 cup flour (Picture 5) to form oil paste (Picture 6).
5: Press down and roll out each disc (Picture 16) into 15 cm diameter (Picture 17). Non-stick sauté pan on medium heat, add 1 tbsp corn oil. When the oil is hot, place one of the pancakes in the pan and cook for 4-5 minutes on each side until golden (Picture 18).
6: Remove the pancake from the pan, cursh the pancake on the side towards the center with both hands to make it loose and cut into 8 wedges. Serve immediately.