Bing (Chinese Pancake)

You can’t grill a duck without making some Chinese pancake to serve it in! These are extremely simple to make and authentic.

Bing (Chinese Pancake)

You can't grill a duck without making some Chinese pancake to serve it in! These are extremely simple to make and authentic.
Prep Time1 hr
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time1 hr 5 mins
Course: breads
Cuisine: Chinese
Servings: 12 piece

Ingredients

  • 190 grams all purpose flour
  • 160 grams water boiling
  • pinch salt
  • canola oil

Instructions

  • Measure the flour into a bowl and add the pinch of salt; mix.
  • Slowly pour the boiling water into the flour, mixing with a pair of chopsticks.
  • When a dough ball forms and is cool enough to handle, knead the dough for 8-10 minutes, or until smooth.
  • Place the dough ball into an oiled bowl, cover, and allow to rest at room temperature for 1 hour.
  • Roll the dough into a rope and divide into 12 equal pieces.
  • Roll each piece into a ball and flatten into a disk.
  • Brush six of the disks with canola oil and place a dry disk onto each.
  • While you work, cover the disks to prevent them from drying out.
  • Use a rolling pin to roll out each disk pair into an 8" round.
  • Heat a frying pan over medium-low heat.
  • Place a rolled pancake into the pan and cook until air bubbles between the layers begin to form, about 45 seconds. The cooked side should have light brown spots.
  • Flip and cook the other side for another 45 seconds. Remove to a warm bowl covered with a towel.
  • When the pancake is cool enough to handle, separate the two layers.

Notes

See my Peking(ish) duck or Dan Bing recipes for serving ideas.

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