Scallion Flatbread

Makes: 
6 flatbread servings, 1 each serving
Utensil: 
Flatbread Pan
large mixing bowl
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Contributed By: 
Cathy Vogt
Certified Health Coach & Natural Foods Chef

Fried and baked flatbreads are very popular in many regions of China. Scallion flatbreads, a popular street food snack, can be eaten as-is or served in place of rice to accompany savory dishes with a meal.  

Ingredients

3
cups
all purpose, unbleached flour, unsifted
(476
g)
1
teaspoon
salt
(6
g)
2
teaspoons
sesame oil, toasted
(10
mL)
34
cup
water, boiling
(10
mL)
2 - 4
tablespoons
cold water
(30 - 60
ML)
flour to sprinkle on work surface
1
bunch
scallions, sliced thinly, green and white parts, approximately 34 cup
(119
g)

Directions

  1. Place flour, salt and toasted sesame oil in large mixing bowl or mixer (attach dough paddle and mix) and combine ingredients.
  2. Slowly pour boiling water into dry ingredients, continuing to blend. Slowly add 2 - 4 tablespoons cold water to dough and mix to combine.
  3. Place dough on cutting board and knead dough (or knead with dough hook attachment on mixer) until soft and supple, about 5 minutes.
  4. Place dough in bowl and cover with dish towel; let rest for 30 minutes.
  5. Divide dough in to 6 pieces and roll each piece into a ball. Sprinkle a small amount of flour onto work surface and flatten ball of dough with hand, or rolling pin, into a pancake.
  6. Sprinkle each pancake with scallions and press them gently into the dough, or use rolling pin, and gently roll over scallions to press them into dough to produce a 9-inch (22.9 cm) round circle of dough.
  7. Repeat for each ball of dough.
  8. Preheat pan over medium heat. When several drops of water sprinkled on pan skitter and dissipate, approximately 5 minutes, add dough to pan and cook each flatbread for 3 - 5 minutes on each side, shaking pan occasionally during cooking.
  9. Keep scallion flatbread warm until ready to serve.

Tips

  • To vary scallion flatbread, sprinkle toasted sesame seeds on dough before cooking or substitute chives for scallions.
  • Serve soy sauce, hot chili sauce or simple dipping sauce with warm scallion flatbread made with rice wine vinegar, soy sauce and toasted sesame oil.
Nutritional Information per Serving
Calories: 
245
Total Fat: 
2g
Saturated Fat: 
0g
Cholesterol: 
0mg
Sodium: 
392mg
Total Carbs: 
49g
Dietary Fiber: 
2g
Sugar: 
0g
Protein: 
7g
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