Chinese Pancake

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Makes 10-12


  • 375g plain flour
  • 3g salt
  • 65ml boiling water
  • 190ml cold water
  • sesame seeds
  • five spice powder
  • 4 spring onion, finely sliced


Combine the flour and salt and a pinch of 5 spice powder. Add the boiling water and start to combine the dough then slowly add the cold water and knead until it forms a smooth ball. Cover and allow to rest for 30 minutes. Divide the dough into 10-12 equal pieces and brush with oil. Roll out to a thick rope shape then flatten. Sprinkle with sesame seeds, spring onion, a little sea salt and a pinch of 5 spice powder. Roll up and then stand the coil upright and press down with your palm to flatten. Repeat with the remaining mix. Heat a little oil in a pan and add a few pancakes cook on medium heat until the bottom starts to turn golden brown. Add 2 teaspoons of water into the pan and cover with a lid. Cook for 2 minutes then turn over and repeat. Cook the remaining pancakes and serve hot.