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Mandarin Pancakes

Course dinner
Cuisine Chinese
Keyword moo shu wrapper
Prep Time 50 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Dough resting time 15 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 192 kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 3/4 cup boiling water

Instructions

  1. Place flour and oil in food processor with steel blade. With machine running, gradually at boiling water. Process until dough forms into a ball.

  2. Remove dough to a floured surface and knead a few times. Place in a Ziploc bag and let sit for at least 15 minutes.

  3. Divide dough into two. Roll one piece to 1/4" thickness. Cut circles out using 2 1/2"- 2 3/4" biscuit cutter. Do the same with the remaining dough (including any scraps from the first piece).

    Mandarin Pancakes - these are similar to flour tortillas but much thinner - serve with Moo Shu Shrimp
  4. Brush half the circles with oil. 

    Mandarin Pancakes - these are similar to flour tortillas but much thinner - serve with Moo Shu Shrimp
  5. Lay remaining circles on top of oiled circles.

    Mandarin Pancakes - these are similar to flour tortillas but much thinner - serve with Moo Shu Shrimp
  6. Sprinkle both sides with some flour. Roll each double pancake out to about 6" in diameter, giving the dough a quarter-turn each time you roll.

    Mandarin Pancakes - these are similar to flour tortillas but much thinner - serve with Moo Shu Shrimp
  7. Continue with rest of double pancakes.

    Mandarin Pancakes - these are similar to flour tortillas but much thinner - serve with Moo Shu Shrimp
  8. Preheat dry cast iron or other heavy pan over medium heat. Place one pancake at a time in hot pan. Cook for a minute or so, until you see some bubbles appear on the surface. Do not overcook or pancake will be tough.

    Mandarin Pancakes - these are similar to flour tortillas but much thinner - serve with Moo Shu Shrimp
  9. Flip pancake over and cook another minute.

    Mandarin Pancakes - these are similar to flour tortillas but much thinner - serve with Moo Shu Shrimp
  10. Remove the double pancake from the pan and smack it against a hard surface to loosen the double pancake. Look for an opening, and pull the two pancakes apart while hot. Keep cooked pancakes covered with a damp dish towel, or in a tortilla warmer.

    Mandarin Pancakes - these are similar to flour tortillas but much thinner - serve with Moo Shu Shrimp

Recipe Notes

Adapted from Florence Lin's Complete Book of Noodles, Dumplings and Breads

Nutrition Facts
Mandarin Pancakes
Amount Per Serving
Calories 192 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 5g 8%
Potassium 44mg 1%
Total Carbohydrates 31g 10%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Protein 4g 8%
Calcium 0.6%
Iron 10.7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.