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Peanut Pancakes Recipe

Peanut Pancakes Recipe

Peanut Pancakes Recipe

The story behind this snacks goes way back to the Qing Dynasty, when Zuo Zongtang, also known as General Tso, was a Chinese military leader. Once, before he headed out to battle, he asked his chefs to prepare some food that would be easy for the soldiers to carry to the front line. His chefs then created this pancake in the half-moon shape. Despite its military beginnings, these pancakes are absolutely delicious.

Ingredients :

  • Cooking oil, as needed

Peanut Filling

  • 50 g (13/4 oz) blanched peanuts
  • 2 Tbsp castor sugar

Pancake Batter

  • 90 g (31/4 oz) plain flour
  • 90 g (31/4 oz) bread flour
  • 1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 80 g (24/5 oz) castor sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 Tbsp cooking oil
  • 250 ml (8 fl oz / 1 cup) water

Method :

  1. Prepare the peanut filling. Preheat the oven to 180oC (350oF). Roast the peanuts for 5–10 minutes until just golden brown. Set aside to cool. Using a food processor, blend the peanuts coarsely, then mix with the sugar. Set aside.
  2. Prepare the pancake batter. Sift the plain flour, bread flour, bicarbonate of soda and baking powder into a mixing bowl. Add the sugar, egg, oil and water and use an electric mixer to beat the mixture for 5 minutes. The mixture should be thick and sticky. Set aside.
  3. Using a 20–22 cm (73/4–81/2 in) round frying pan, heat a little oil over low heat. Add a third of the pancake batter and tilt the pan around so the batter coats the base of the pan evenly. Cover with a lid and let the pancake cook until small bubbles start appearing on the surface of the batter.
  4. Spoon a third of the peanut filling over the pancake and fold the pancake in half. Cook both sides of the pancake until golden brown. Remove and set aside.
  5. Repeat to make another 2 pancakes.
  6. Slice the pancakes and serve.

Makes 3 large pancakes

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Source :
HOME-STYLE
TAIWANESE COOKING
Family Favourites – Classic Street Foods – Popular Snacks
by : Tsung-Yun Wan

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