Rêveuse Recipe: Taiwanese Spring Onion Pancake

Rêveuse Recipe: Taiwanese Spring Onion Pancake

Happy Pancake Day! 

At the moment we are missing travel a lot, especially reminiscing on our summer holidays spent eating every delicious food imaginable in Taiwan, our motherland. However, to fill the void, the next best thing is to cook up some recipes that remind us of our favourite country ourselves. One of our rituals when we go back home is to wake up early and eat traditional Taiwanese breakfast. One of our favourite breakfasts is an oily bread stick with warm soya milk, peanut milk and spring onion pancakes. Spring onion pancakes are so so delicious and really easy to make and definitely ticks the box if you're missing the taste of Taiwan! This is also a great pancake if you want to try something different for your pancake day!

for the pancake
5 long spring onions 

for the dough
2 cups plain flour
3/4 cup warm water
1/2 cup cold water

for the paste
1/4 cup plain four
11/2 sp sesame oil
1 tsp sunflower oil
pinch of salt

extra sunflower oil to fry

for the dipping sauce
2 cloves garlic 
5 tbsp soy sauce
1 tsp sesame oil
1 tbsp sugar

SERVES: 6 large pancakes
DURATION: Approx 30 minutes

Wash and slice the scallions.

Mix the flour with the hot water and stir until it starts to come together. Knead the dough by hands until it starts to resemble a dough ball. Add more water or flour if necessary. After about 10 minutes kneading it should become springy and soft. Let the dough rest whilst you continue with the other steps.

To make the paste mix together the paste ingredients.

Make the dipping sauce by mincing the garlic and adding it to the bowl with the other ingredients. Let the dipping sauce infuse with the garlic.

After this is ready divide the dough into 6 equal pieces and roll out the dough onto a well oiled surface. Scatter the chopped spring onion onto the flattened pancake and begin to roll the dough as if to make a Swiss roll cake. Roll it out with the rolling pin and flatten into a round circle.

Add oil to a frying pan and fry the round dough, flipping the pancake on each side so it is lovely and crisp.  Once its a lovely colour, remove from pan and repeat the steps with the other pieces of dough. The pancake can be served and cut into slices and eaten with the dipping sauce. 


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