【Scallion pan fried flatbread】
Chinese flatbread, called “Shao Bing” in Chinese, is usually a baked, layered flatbread with sesame on top. There are many other flatbreads which are pan fried. I made this one for my son Maomao and he loved it.
Meal type: Bread
Prepare time: 20 minutes
Cook time: 10 minutes
Stand time: 2 hours
Serves: 4 servings
1) 1 cup all purpose flour (160 g), unsifted and packed;
2) 1/3 cup + 4 tsp luckwarm water (100 g), 1/4 tsp sugar, 1/2 tsp fast rising yeast ;
3) 1 tsp corn oil;
4) ¼ cup unsifted all purpose flour (40g), 2 tbsp corn oil (26g), 2/3 tsp salt, 1/6 tsp chicken broth mix;
5) 4 tsp chopped green onions;
6) 4×1.5 tsp white sesame seeds;
7) 2×2 tsp corn or vegetable oil;
1: Dough: Combine all ingredients of Ingredient 2) in a container, mix well and let it stand for 10 minutes (Picture 1 left). Pour this yeast water mixture into the Ingredient 1), combine to form a dough (Picture 2). Add 1 tsp corn oil, knead for a minute to form a smooth dough (Picture 3). Cover with a damp cloth and set aside in a warm place for 30 minutes.
2: Oil paste: Combine all ingredients of Ingredient 4) in a small container (Picture 4), mix well with a spoon (Picture 5) and set aside.
3: Chinese flatbread (Shao Bing): On a floured working surface, knead the dough for 20 seconds. Divide into 4 equal portions (Picture 6). Roll out each portion into an oval about 10 cm long, smooth on 1/4 of oil paste and 1 tsp chopped green onion (Picture 7). Roll from one end to form a cylinder shape (picture 8).
4: Turn 90 deg., press down and roll into a rectangle about 4 by 12 cm (picture 9). Then roll from one end to form a short cylinder again. Fold both ends to the center and shape with both hands into a ball (Picture 10). Press down and scatter 1.5 tsp sesame seeds on top (Picture 11), roll out into 15 cm circle (picture 12). Repeat for the next 3 portions.
5: Non stick sauté pan on medium heat, add 2 tsp olive oil. Add two flatbreads (Picture 13), cook for about 4 minutes until goden brown and then turn over (Picture 14). Cook for another 3-4 minutes until golden brown. Take out the cooked flatbreads and keep warm. Repeat for the other two. Slice flatbreads and serve immediately. Yummy!!