【Chinese Scallion Pancake】

【Chinese Scallion Pancake】

by MaomaoMom

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.

手抓饼F1 【Chinese Scallion Pancake】
Meal type: appetizer, breakfast or dinner
Prepare time: 1 hour
Cook time: 20 minutes
Stand time: 30 minutes
Level: Medium
Serves: 6 servings

1) 2 cups unsifted all purpose flour (320 g);
2) 200 ml hot water (75-80C);
3) 1 tsp corn oil;
Oil paste:
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).

手抓饼1 【Chinese Scallion Pancake】
3: Gentle knead the dough a few times and divide into 3 equal portions. Form each portion into a ball and press down (Picture 7), then roll out into a circle about 20 cm in diameter. Smooth on 1/3 of the oil paste (Picture 8) with a spoon. Evenly scatter 1/3 tsp salt, 1/8 tsp chicken broth mix, and 1 tbsp chopped green onion on the top (Picture 9).

手抓饼2 【Chinese Scallion Pancake】
4: Fold the dough zigzag like an accordion: fold the bottom edge up 3 cm (Picture 10), then fold back halfway (Picture 11). Fold the bottom up another 3 cm (Picture 12), and fold back halfway again (Picture 13). Repeat until the dough is completely folded and with the green onion side up (Picture 14). Coil from one end to form a circle (Picture 15). Cover with plastic wrap and let it stand for 10 minutes. Repeat for the other two potions.

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.

手抓饼F2 【Chinese Scallion Pancake】

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