【Chinese scallion and five spice pancake】
My family loves different kinds of Chinese scallion pancakes (“Cong You Bing” in Chinese). This one, crunchy outside and soft inside with multiple layers, is one of our favorite recipes.
Prepare time: 20 minutes
Cook time: 10 minutes
Stand time: 40 minutes
Serves: 3 servings
1) 1 cups unsifted all purpose flour (160 g);
2) 100 ml/g boiling water, 35ml/g cold water;
3) 1 tsp corn oil;
6) 1 tbsp corn oil or other vegetable oil, ¼ tsp five spice powder, 1/3 tsp chili powder, 1/8 tsp chicken broth mix, 2/3 to 3/4 tsp salt depending your taste;
7) 2 tbsp finely chopped green onion;
8) 3 tbsp corn oil.
1: Dough: Place 1 cup flour in a medium sized bowl. Slowly stir in 100 ml boiling water (Picture 1), and continue to stir while add 35 g cold water until form a very sticky dough. Add 1 tsp corn oil (Picture 2), knead the dough for 1-2 minutes until it forms a smooth ball (Picture 3). Cover with a damp cloth and let it stand for 40 minutes.
2: Gentlely knead the dough a few times on a flour surface and form the dough into a ball and press down (Picture 4). Roll out into a circle about 35 cm in diameter. Brush it with 1 tbsp oil (Picture 5). Evenly scatter the salt, five spice powder, chili powder chicken broth mix of Ingredient 4) and 2 tbsp chopped green onion on the top (Picture 6).
3: Use pizza cutter and cut the dough into 1.5 cm strips (Picture 7), roll from one end to form a cylinder shape and then twist a few times (Picture 8). Coil from one end to form a circle and press down (Picture 10). Cover with plastic wrap and let it stand for 10 minutes.
4: Roll out the disc into 25 cm diameter (Picture 11).
5:Non-stick sauté pan on medium heat, add 3 tbsp corn oil. When the oil is hot, place the pancake in the pan and cook for 4-5 minutes on each side until golden (Picture 12).
6: Remove the pancake from the pan, crush the pancake on the side towards the center with both hands to make it loose and tare it into smaller pieces. Serve immediately.