Chinese Pancakes (Peking Duck Pancake)

Learn two ways to make peking duck pancake (Chinese pancakes or spring pancake, 春饼). This pancake goes with with moo shu pork, peking duck and other shredded chicken.

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In a Peking duck restaurants in mainland China, peking duck usually is served with steamed soft pancakes. We get another name for the pan-fried version: 单饼 which means “single pancakes”. Those single pancakes are not directly served with peking duck but with normal homestyle salad or stir fries (the ingredients are usually shredded).  I made those pancakes when I fry to catch up the serving ways of moo shu pork and fell in love with those chewy pancakes with a strong aroma of wheat flour.

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It is quite easy to make this peking duck pancake at home. The only key step is to make a super soft dough. When the dough is soft enough, we can easily roll out to a thin and larger wrapper. Boiling hot water is the most important ingredients to make the dough soft enough. Using hot boiling water in a dough is called as “烫面” in Chinese. It can help to make the dough soft and shorten the cooking time. We also cook Northern style Chinese scallion pancake with this method.  Previously I tried a combination of hot water and cold water. But after several times of testing, even with hot water only, the pancake can be chewy enough.

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Ingredients

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup hot boiling water+ 20ml for adjusting
  • 3 tablespoon sesame oil or other vegetable oil

In a large bowl, stir in hot water. Set aside until cool down. When the dough is still hot, it can be quite sticky and hard to knead. peking duck pancake | chinasichuanfood.comKnead until smooth dough. Covered and rest for 15 to 20 minutes.

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Divide the dough into 18 similar portions.

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Pan-fried method: take one portion out and flatten. Brush oil on the surface.

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Then overlay with another small portion. Roll the two pieces together.

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Brush a small layer of oil on a pan (only a small amount needed) and fry over medium fire until one side is brownly dotted and then turn over and fry the other side.

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Tear the two pieces apart when the pancake is still warm.

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You can also check simplified steamed version for a softer and quicker version of Chinese pancakes.

Peking Duck Pancake

Chinese marinade pancake- peking duck pancake (Moo Shu Pancake)

Course:

Side Dish

Cuisine:

Chinese

Keyword:

pancake

Servings: 4

Calories: 290kcal

Ingredients

  • 2
    cups
    all-purpose flour
  • 1
    cup
    hot boiling water+ 20ml for adjusting
  • 3
    tablespoon
    sesame oil or other vegetable oil

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl, stir in hot water. Set aside until cool down. Knead until smooth dough. Covered and rest for 20 minutes.
  2. Divide the dough into 18 similar portions.

Steamed pancake

  1. Take one portion out and then roll it into a paper thin wrapper around 16 to 20 cm in diameter.
  2. Prepare a steamer and place a lining paper. Place one wrapper in and cover the lid and steam for 1 minute until the wrapper is almost cooked. During this time, roll another piece and then place the new one over the steamed one. Continue steaming for 1 minute before adding the next piece. Repeat the finish all the wrappers.

Pan-fried pancake

  1. Take one portion out and flatten. Brush oil on the surface. Then overlay with another small portion. Roll the two pieces together.
  2. Brush a small layer of oil on a pan (only a small amount needed) and fry over medium fire until one side is brownly dotted and then turn over and fry the other side.
  3. Tear the two pieces apart when the pancake is still warm.

Nutrition Facts

Peking Duck Pancake

Amount Per Serving

Calories 290
Calories from Fat 92

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 10.2g
16%

Saturated Fat 1.5g
8%

Sodium 4mg
0%

Potassium 66mg
2%

Total Carbohydrates 44g
15%

Dietary Fiber 1.5g
6%

Protein 6g
12%

Iron
16%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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