Prep 20 mins
Cook 1 hr
This recipe is from Chef Martin Yan for a dish enjoyed throughout China and typically served at breakfast or as a substantial snack during the day.
- 4 cups flour, plus more
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 2⁄3 cup ice-cold water
- 1 tablespoon kosher salt
- 2⁄3 cup boiling water
- 1⁄3 cup canola oil
- 2 tablespoons toasted sesame oil
- 1 1⁄2 cups scallions, thinly sliced
- 1 teaspoon crushed red chile flakes
- 1 teaspoon white pepper
- Process 2 cups flour and baking powder in a food processor. With motor running, add 2/3 cup cold water; process until dough forms (about 40 seconds).
- Transfer to a plate and set aside. Add remaining flour and salt to food processor, and with motor running, add 2/3 cup boiling water; process until dough forms (about 30 seconds).
- Return reserved dough to food processor. Pulse until both doughs come together (about 35 seconds). Transfer to a lightly floured work surface and knead until smooth (4 minutes). Transfer to a greased bowl, cover. Let sit at room temperature for 2 hours.
- Halve dough. Using a rolling pin, roll 1 dough half into a 10 inch x 20 inch rectangle. Brush with 1 tbsp canola oil and half the sesame oil. Sprinkle with half the scallions, half the chile flakes, and half the white pepper.
- Beginning with one long side, tightly roll dough like a jelly roll. Cut roll crosswise into 3 pieces, slightly stretch each piece and starting from one edge, coil piece horizontally tucking the end underneath.
- Using your hand, gently flatten coil into a disk. Using a rolling pin, flatten into a 5 inch circle.
- Repeat with remaining pieces and second dough half. Follow above instructions for the following ingredients: 1 tbsp canola oil, remaining sesame oil, scallions, chile flakes, and white pepper. Let pancakes sit for about 10 minutes.
- Heat oven to 200 degrees F. Heat 2 tsp canola oil in a 10 inch nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add 1 pancake to skillet. Cook, swirling skillet and turning once, until golden and crisp (about 10 minutes).
- Transfer to a baking sheet and place in oven to keep warm. Repeat with remaining oil and pancakes. Cut into wedges to serve.