Spring Onion Pancake

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Indulge yourself with crispy Chinese pancake filled with fragrant spring onions. It’s going to leave you begging for more!

Let's start cooking!

Water poured into flour in a bowl to form dough for chinese pancake

Step 1 - Make dough

  • In a mixing bowl, sift plain flour and mix in warm water.
  • Mix until well combined.
Flour and water mixture kneaded to form a dough

Step 2 - Knead dough

  • On a working surface, place dough over a generously floured work-top and start kneading.
  • The dough will be very sticky in the beginning but as you knead while lightly flouring it, it will become less sticky.
  • Knead for 6 to 8 minutes, until dough is smooth and slightly springy.
  • Cover dough with a damp cloth and let it rest for 20 minutes.
Dough cut into 4 equal parts

Step 3 - Cut dough

  • Divide the dough into 4 equal parts.
  • On a lightly floured working surface, use a rolling pin to roll out one part until ½ cm in thickness.
    You're aiming for a dough that is soft and slightly sticky, so don't over flour or you'll risk having a tough and hard pancake!
Seasoned dough with pepper and spring onion

Step 4 - Season dough

  • Lightly brush the top of the dough with oil.
  • Sprinkle a small pinch of salt, a small pinch of white pepper and 1 Tbsp spring onion on the dough.
Roll up dough sprinkled with spring onion

Step 5 - Make spring onion pancake

  • Roll up the dough tightly, creating one long snake of rolled-up dough.
  • Gently pull both ends and lengthen the dough without tearing.
Rolled spring onion pancake in a cinnamon bun

Step 6 - Flatten spring onion pancake

  • Proceed to roll the "sausage" into a pinwheel, like a cinnamon bun.
  • Flatten and roll out the "pinwheel" into a pancake with ½ cm thickness.
Spring onion pancake cooked on a hot pan and brush with oil

Step 7 - Cook spring onion pancake

  • In a pan on medium-high heat, heat up 3 Tbsp vegetable oil and gently place pancakes in the pan and fry for 1 to 2 minutes on each side.
  • In a small bowl, mix 6 Tbsp vegetable oil with 1 Tbsp salt and brush onto both sides of pancake.
  • Let it fry for another 1 to 2 minutes, until browned and crisp.
  • Drain fried pancake onto a paper towel-lined plate.
    Spring onion pancake is a popular street food in China and Taiwan, and is sometimes enjoyed with an egg fried on top of it, and brushed with a sweet soy-based sauce!

Plate and serve!

Crispy chinese spring onion pancake cut and served on a plate

Slice pancake into 8 slices. In a small dish, add sliced ginger and black vinegar. Place spring onion pancake slices onto serving plate with black vinegar sauce on the side. Serve hot.

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