Sunday, 31 August 2008

Shanghai Bean Paste Pancake


Chinese: 豆沙鍋餅 (do sa war bin)


This stuffed bean paste pancake is typical of Shanghainese snack or dim sum. Very easy to make and nice to go with a cup of tea.

Recipe - Serve about 4

For the pancake:
1 egg
110g flour (about 1 cup)
1 cup of water
1 tbsp of oil

1 tsp of oil for greasing the pan

about 250g of red bean paste 豆沙 (homemade as recipe or in a tin from supermarket)

2 tbsp of flour paste (mix about 1 - 2 tsp water with about 2 tsp plain flour to make a paste or can use some of the leftover pancake batter)


6 - 8 tbsp of cooking oil

Method: (see slide show)
  1. Mix the pancake batter ingredients together.
  2. Grease a 30cm frying pan lightly with oil and make about 4 -5 pieces of 20 - 21 cm round thin pancakes/crepe. Only fry the pancake on one side, when the top is dry it is ready to take out.
  3. Leave the pancakes to cool slightly.
  4. Spread about 40 - 60g of bean paste (about 3 - 4 tbsp) in the centre of the pancake, evenly to a rectangular shape. (You can stuff as much bean paste as you like)
  5. Spread the flour paste around the edges, and fold the pancake to a rectangular parcel.
  6. In a frying pan, add about 6 - 8 tbsp of oil and fry the pancakes maybe 2 at a time till crispy and brown on both side.
** other than red bean paste, other typical fillings include lotus seed paste 蓮蓉 or chinese dates paste 棗泥.

1 comment:

  1. I didn't read your method carefully. After I make pancakes then fry in deep oil. Its very delicious taste. When I come to read your methold again,I realized that only add 6-8 tbsp of oil not deep fry.. AHHHH! I cooked wrongly..but delicious too..Anyway,I'll make this again and fry w 6-8 tbsps of oil. We like this recipe,thank you for sharing this.

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