Cong Yu Bing (Scallion Pancakes)

READY IN: 1hr 20mins




  • 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.