【Chinese salt and pepper biscuits】
Chinese salt and pepper biscuit, called Shaobing, is very popular breakfast dish in China. You can try this at home, very light and flaky.
Cook time: 25 minutes
Standard time: 1-2 hours
Serves: 10 servings
1) 1¾ cups all purpose flour (280 g), unsifted;
2) ¾ cup + 4 tsp lukewarm water (200 g), 1/2 tsp sugar, 1¼ tsp fast rising yeast , 2 tsp all purpose flour;
3) 1 tsp corn oil;
4) 3/4 cup – 2 tsp unsifted all purpose flour (110g), 5 tbsp corn oil (67g);
Green onion and pepper filling:
5) 2 green onion finely chopped;
6) 1.25 tsp salt, ¼ tsp chicken broth mix;
7) ¾ tsp ground Sichuan peppercorn;
8) ½ cup white sesame seeds;
1: Dough: Combine all ingredients of Ingredient 2) in a container, mix well and let it stand for 10 minutes. Pour this yeast water mixture into the Ingredient 1), combine to form a dough. Add 1 tsp corn oil, knead for a minute (picture 1). Cover with a damp cloth and set aside in a warm place until it doubles in volume.
2: Oil paste: Combine all ingredients of Ingredient 4) in a small container, mix well with a spoon (picture 2), cover and set aside.
3: Shaobing: On a light floured working surface, shape the dough into a log, then roll out into 3-4 mm thick rectangle, smooth on oil paste (picture 3). Fold the dough twice: fold the left third to center and right third to center (picture 4). Turn 90 deg roll out into a 3-4 mm thick rectangle.
4: Scatter 1.25 tsp salt, 1/4 tsp chicken broth mix, ground Sichuan peppercorn and green onion evenly (Picture 5). Fold from bottom to top to form a slender roll (Picture 6).
5: Cut into 10 equal portions (picture 7), dip each roll into the sesame seeds (picture 8), take out and turn upside down (sesame side up), press and roll into a 6×10 cm rectangle (picture 9). Repeat for the next 9 portions.
6: Preheat the oven to 400F/205C, place Shaobing on parchment paper lined baking sheet (picture 10). Bake for 18-20 minutes until the surface turns light brown. Broil for 2-3 minutes if needed. Serve warm. Yummy!!