Another favorite recipe from this confinement. I was in the process of cooking more vegetables. And at the same time, it wasn’t always easy to have everything I wanted on hand. So, when it’s easier to find fresh onions than asparagus, well, you discover new ways of cooking, and therefore new recipes.
Ultimately, that’s what I prefer to do.
These Chinese pancakes with green onions, cong you bing, are a superb discovery. I believe that now I will very often come back from my shopping with several bunches of fresh onions. The recipe is really very easy and requires very few ingredients. It is a yeast-free dough, which can be made without a robot. It is simply garnished with the stalks of onions.
There is just a small technique for folding. But I have prepared some step-by-step photos for you that will allow you to understand and do this very easily.
All you have to do is fry them for a few minutes before serving them.
For an aperitif, it’s really perfect. They can also be served for the meal, accompanied by an Asian salad.
Chinese pancakes with green onions:
300g T45 flour
1/2 tsp salt
1 bunch of fresh onions (spring onion, spring onion, etc.)
Prepare the dough. To do this, pour the flour and salt into the bowl of a stand mixer or into a salad bowl.
Bring the water to a simmer, then add it to the center of the dough.
Run the robot at medium speed for a few minutes. By hand, first mix with a spoon, then place the dough on a lightly floured work surface and knead for 1 to 2 minutes. To do this, we take an edge and bring it back to the center by pressing close. In both cases, it must be smooth.
Leave the covered dough to rest for about 30 minutes.
Finely chop the green onions. Keep the white part for another use.
Cut the dough into 4.
Roll out a first piece, then garnish with chopped onion.
Then roll it so as to obtain a sausage, then roll it on itself.
Roll out again.
Heat a frying pan with a drizzle of oil.
Brown the pancake on each side.
Do the same for the 4.
Cut into slices and serve with soy sauce.
To finish: for an improvised Asian salad, use different raw vegetables, carrots, cabbage, mung bean sprouts, salad… And for dressing, you can use soy sauce and Sesame oil. With some sesame seeds, you will enjoy.
The flours are all different, and sometimes require more or less significant quantities of water. 10 g more or less is not much, but it can make the difference between a dough that is too sticky and a dough that is too dry. It’s up to you to adjust if necessary.