Scallion Pancakes

  • 2 cups all purpose flour; plus extra for bench flour
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 2 cups scallions; sliced thin
  • Toasted sesame oil; as needed
  • Vegetable oil; as needed
  • Kosher salt; as desired

Put all the flour in a Cuisinart. Drizzle about 3/4 of the water into the Cuisinart this it running slowly or pulsing. Add more water, one tablespoon at a time until dough comes together. Transfer dough to a floured work surface and knead into a smooth ball. Cover with a damp towel and let rest for 30 minutes. Divide dough into four balls. Roll each ball into an 8 inch disc. Brush with toasted sesame oil, roll into a pinwheel, twist the pinwheel into a spiral and tuck end underneath. Flatten gently with your hand and then roll into another 8 inch disc. Brush with more sesame oil, sprinkle with scallions and then pinwheel, twist, tuck, flatten and roll again. Heat a sautee pan to high heat with enough vegetable oil to cover the bottom. Brown pancake on one side (about 2 minutes), flip and brown other side. Remove from pan and drain off excess grease onto a paper towel. Season with salt and cut into six triangles.