Chinese Pancakes Recipe at MyDish

Chinese Pancakes

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  • 1.Place the un-sifted flour in a mixing bowl.
  • 2.Make a well in the center and add the boiling water, stirring rapidly with a fork.
  • 3.Knead the dough well on a lightly floured surface until it is smooth and firm.
  • 4.Return the dough to the mixing bowl, cover and leave to stand for 1 hour.
  • 5.Knead the dough briefly on a lightly floured surface and roll into a sausage 4 cm in diameter.
  • 6.Pull it apart with your fingers to make about 40 equal sized pieces.
  • 7.Roll the pieces between your hands to make smooth balls, making sure that they are all the same size.
  • 8.Lightly oil the fingers and palms of your hands and flatten each ball until it is 5 mm thick.
  • 9.Brush the top with sesame oil.
  • 10.Place one piece of dough on top of another, oiled sides facing, and roll out into a pancake about 15 cm across.
  • 11.Heat the frying pan and brush the bottom with sesame oil.
  • 12.Add the paired pancakes to the skillet one at a time.
  • 13.Cook over a medium heat for 30 seconds, turn and cook the other side for 30 seconds.
  • 14.Pull the paired pancakes apart with your fingers to make two thin pancakes.
  • 15.Place them on a large piece of foil, one on top of the other, oiled side up.
  • 16.Wrap them in the foil and steam for 30 minutes.
  • 17.Serve as an accompaniment to Peking Duck.
  • Ingredients

    • 4 Cups Plain Flour
    • 1½ Cups Boiling Water
    • 1 tbs Sesame Oil

    By Views 6518  Added Mon Feb 4 2008

    Can be used to wrap crispy duck, chicken or vegetables or be used in dishes such as Mu Shu Pork and Sweet Red Bean Paste pancakes