Sunday, 15 August 2010

Sesame, spring onion and chicken flavoured crackers 芝麻蔥香雞汁餅


This morning I suddenly have a craving for some Pop Pan spring onion crackers, I was too lazy to go down to the shop. I thought of making something similar. I had a tub of chicken stock jelly with fat collected from roasting a chicken. Thought it might be a good idea to use that to flavour these crackers. No sure how this concoction would turn up I just mixed the dough, rolled it out and baked it. To my pleasant surprise the crackers are rather nice. So here is to share with you the recipe. I am still munching some as I write this.


Ingredients:

200g self raising flour
3/4 tsp baking powder
1-1/4 tsp chicken stock powder (if chicken stock jelly is salted use less chicken powder)
2 tsp sugar
pinch of ground pepper
40g chicken fat (chilled)
30g butter
about 1/2 cup loosely packed and finely chopped spring onion (scallion)
about 2 tbsp chicken stock jelly
about 3 tbsp sesame seeds
more flour for dusting and rolling
a little water

Method:
  • Dry roast the sesame seeds with a dry frying pan till light golden brown. Leave aside to cool.
  • Mix plain flour, baking powder, chicken stock powder and ground pepper together.
  • Rub chicken fat and butter into the dry ingredients evenly.
  • Mix in chopped spring onion. Leave for a little while to let the dry ingredient to absorb the moisture from the spring onion.
  • Then add chicken stock jelly a little at a time into the mixture till crumbs bind together forming a dough. Leave to rest for 10 minutes.
  • Dust working areas with flour. Roll the dough to a square or rectangle to about 4 cm thick.
  • Brush the dough surface very very lightly with water. Must not be too wet.
  • Then sprinkle the surface generously with sesame seeds. Press the seeds down with fingers avoiding sesame seeds sticking back on fingers.
  • Then roll and press dough with rolling pin so sesame seeds are ingrained into the dough and dough becomes quite thin about 2 - 2.5mm thick.
  • Cut into any shape and size you like. I cut it into 3 x 7cm strips.
  • Carefully lift up pastry and place on baking sheet (pan).
  • Bake at preheated oven (200 deg C fan oven) for about 12 minutes or till golden brown and crisp.
  • Cool and store in container or stuff your face with them :-)

4 comments:

  1. Lucky you.
    Thanks for sharing your lovely crackers.
    Wishing you a lovely Sunday ♥

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  2. Brilliant - I too love those Pop Pan crackers! What a great looking recipe too.

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  3. I love the line, 'I was too lazy to go to the shop'! The shop must be far far away! These turned out really well and I now have a craving for these crackers.

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  4. Wowza. These look and sound awesome. I love Pop Pan!

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