Hello and welcome to my second post! Here I will be talking about different types of breakfast from around the world, in particular my all-time favorite breakfast: pancakes. When I was researching for this post, I was surprised to see how many cultures have some type of pancake, whether it’s sweet, savory, fluffy, or flat. In my own life, I have grown up eating three different types of pancakes, each of which I will tell you how to make in this post. One of the pancakes I will make is American pancakes (which you can see me making in the video above), another is Chinese pancakes, and the last pancake will be crêpes. If you aren’t familiar with Chinese pancakes, they have a flat and crispy dough with scallions or green onions. As for crêpes, I haven’t had them as much as the other two, though they are also delicious. Check out the recipes for all three types of pancakes below.
- ¾ cup of milk
- 2 tablespoons of vinegar
- 1 cup of all-purpose flour
- 2 tablespoons of white sugar
- 1 teaspoon of baking powder
- ½ teaspoon of baking soda
- ½ teaspoon of salt
- 1 egg
- 2 tablespoons of melted butter
- Cooking spray or butter for the pan
- Combine the milk and vinegar in a medium bowl and set aside for 5 minutes. After the 5 minutes have gone by, whisk the eggs and the butter into the milk.
- Combine all of the dry ingredients which are the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt into one large bowl.
- Slowly combine the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients.
- Heat a pan or skillet over medium heat and add the cooking spray or butter of your choice. You can make the pancakes any size you want. In order to make sure that pancake is cooked well, look for bubbles on the top of the pancake. After you see bubbles, flip the pancakes, and cook until light brown on the other side.
- 3/4 cup of all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon of salt
- 1 cup of milk
- 2 eggs
- 2 tablespoons of sugar
- 1 tablespoon of melted butter (and more for the pan when cooking the crêpes)
- ½ teaspoon of vanilla extract
- In a large mixing bowl, add in the flour and the salt. Then, add in the milk. Next, whisk the eggs, sugar, melted butter, and vanilla.
- Cover the batter and put it in the refrigerator.
- Heat a skillet or a pan and add a small amount of butter to it.
- Add in enough batter to lightly coat the entire pan. For most pans, this is about ¼ cup of batter. Then, tilt the pan, so the batter covers the entire pan. Cook it for 2 minutes.
- Flip the crêpe and cook until the bottom is light brown.
- Add fruit or other toppings and serve immediately.
Cong You Bing (Chinese Pancakes)
- 2 cups of all-purpose flour (Make sure you have extra to flour the surface to make them on)
- ¼ teaspoon of salt
- ¾ cup of boiling water
- 4 teaspoons of toasted sesame oil
- 5 scallions that are chopped finely
- 3 tablespoons of vegetable oil
- Add the flour, boiling water, and salt to the bowl of a mixer. Mix on a low speed with a normal beater attachment just until the dough comes together.
- Take out the normal beater attachment and add the dough hooks in and mix at medium low speed until it is smooth.
- Cover the bowl with a damp towel and let the dough rest for 30 minutes.
- Flour a flat surface, take the dough and cut it into 4 equal parts.
- Then, roll one part of the dough into a flat disk.
- Put 1 teaspoon of sesame oil using a pastry brush. Put ¼ of all of the scallions and some salt in the dough.
- Roll the dough into one long log-shaped piece.
- Then, wrap the dough around itself in a spiral motion similar to the way you would make a cinnamon roll and flatten it.
- Repeat this for all of the other pieces of the dough.
- Add 2 tablespoons of oil to the pan and cook the pancakes until they are golden brown. Flip the pancake, and cook on the other side once again until golden brown. For each pancake made afterward, add 1 teaspoon of oil to the pan.
- After they are cooked, transfer the pancakes onto a plate with a paper towel and serve.
Link to the recipe: https://norecipes.com/scallion-pancakes-recipe-cong-you-bing
I had such a fun time making all of these pancakes. They were delicious and I hope you try them too!