Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Red Bean Pancakes (Chinese Style)

This is an oriental style of making pancakes with red bean paste as the fillings. If you used to have pancakes with butter, maple syrup or honey. It’s good to have a try for this one. It’s all different in style and taste. Best of all, it’s very easy to make to impress your loved one(s).

 Red Bean Pancakes豆沙煎薄餅 01

Ingredients:

1 cup plain flour (all purpose flour)
2 tablespoons glutinous rice flour
1 cup water
2 eggs
130 grams red bean paste
a dash of salt
1 teaspoon sugar

Method:


1. Cook red beans with water until soft, add some sugar to your taste. Or just buy some tinned red bean paste at any Asian stores if you like.

2. Whisk eggs with water, add sifted plain flour and glutinous rice flour. Sprinkle salt and sugar. Mix well.

3. Heat a heavy frying pan over low heat with a bit of oil. Add a small cup of mixture. Immediately move your frying pan with a circle motion in order to spread the batter evenly on the pan. Fry the batter on bother side until done, but don’t fry until brown. Remove and place on a big flat plate. Put red bean paste in the middle of the pancake and fold sides to form a roll as the pictures show below.

 Red Bean Pancakes Procedures豆沙煎薄餅製作圖

4. Heat 1/2 cup of oil over medium-high heat. Put red bean pancake rolls in heated oil to deep fry until brown. Dish up and enjoy!

 Red Bean Pancakes 02豆沙煎薄餅

Tips:

If you don’t like glutinous rice flour, you can just leave it out. It won’t make the taste different at all. The glutinous rice flour helps the rolling job done nicer and easier.

8 comments :

  1. This sounds really easy and yummy to make! Thanks for sharing. I think I'll try this some time :)

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  2. To Kai,
    Certainly, it's really easy. Love to hear how you go~

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  3. Where would I find Red bean paste?

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  4. To jaymeeliz:
    You can get sweetened red bean paste from any Asian stores. They are canned, labeled with something like this:"sweetened red bean paste", very handy. You can use it on the go.

    The other way is to cook by yourself at home. It's much cheaper. It would take some time to prepare, but you can adjust the sweetness to your own preference. The method is very easy:

    Use 1 part of red beans and 3 parts of boiling water to cook on low heat until all beans are softened. Add sugar to taste.That's it.
    For shortening cooking time, soak red beans more than one hour before cooking.

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  5. I'm not good at the wrapping part :(

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  6. What kind of oil do you use?

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