November 2, 2008

Easy Shanghai Pancakes

I was in the mood to make myself breakfast yesterday. I browse through my recipe books and decided to make this shanghai pancakes. This is so easy and I have all the ingredients on hand. It doesn't require milk or buttermilk which I'd run out of so this recipe is just perfect!
Shanghai Pancakes
110g All-purpose flour
1/4 tsp salt
1 egg, beaten
250ml water
2 tbsp white sesame seeds, roasted
Cooking oil
Red Bean Paste/any fillings of your choice
  1. Sift flour and salt into a deep mixing bowl.
  2. Make a well in the centre, then add beaten egg and half of the water.
  3. With a wooden spoon, gradually work in the flour from all sides.
  4. Pour in remaining water and sesame seeds and mix until batter is smooth. Allow batter to stand for about 30 minutes.
  5. Heat about 2 tsp oil in a small frying pan.
  6. Add about 3 tbsp batter and cook pancakes for 1 minute on each side until both sides are brown. Transfer to a plate.
  7. Repeat until all batter is used up (Add more oil as required).
  8. Spread pancake with bean paste and fold in half. Pan-fry each folded pancake on both sides quickly to make them crisp.
  9. Serve immediately.
Recipe Source: Mini Cookbooks Series - Desserts
This makes about 5 pancakes depending on your thickness. The pancake is plain so when eaten with the red bean paste, it is not overly sweet. I added chunky peanut butter as well. :) Do eat it immediately while it's hot cos' that is when the pancakes are very crispy.


Coffeegrl said...

These look delicious - thanks for sharing!

Missy said...

thanks for sharing i love shanghai pancakes!!

Missy said...

I have tagged you on my blog. Hope you have fun!

Aimei said...

Thanks coffeegirl and missy! Thanks missy, I;ll check it out. :)

Yuri said...

Hi Aimei, thanks for sharing the pancake recipe. Oops, you've been tagged again...

daphne said...

ooo. Gosh! I have to try to bookmark this recipe and I'm at work! I love shanghai pancakes with redbean! Yours look healthier without the oily look. I like!

chumpman said...

You make pancakes of my hometown ? LOL ! Great job, they did look as good as those I ate in Shanghai. Cheers !

Aimei said...

Oh really? I have never really eaten the authentic shanghai pancake before. :) Thanks!