Sesame & scallions layered bread (Zhi Ma Da Bing ‘芝麻大餅’)😋. Sharing a fluffy & delightful savory treat that is perfect for the upcoming Lunar New Year’s breakfast😍. Made with simple ingredients, this bread is definitely a keeper👍🏻. Enjoy & have a lovely Saturday.🤗
Recipe (makes one 10-inch bread)
🌱Ingredients – inspired by 🙏🏻Pei Jen mama:
~ 250g all-purpose flour, separated in half
~ 5g yeast
~ 5g sugar
~ 150ml water, room temperature
~ 1/8 teaspoon baking soda, mix with 1 teaspoon water
~ 1/4 teaspoon salt
~ 1 teaspoon oil
~ 3/4 cup chopped scallions
~ white/black sesame seeds
✅Combine yeast, sugar & water in a mixing bowl, then add in 125g of flour. Using a spatula, mix all ingredients until well combined. Cover & let mixture proof until it turns bubbly or 1 time the original size, about 30-40 mins (proofing time varies depending on temperature)
✅To make the bread, add baking soda mixture to the proofed dough, then add the remaining flour & mix well with a spatula.
✅Transfer mixture onto a cleaned surface & knead into a smooth dough or until the dough is not sticky (do not add any flour to speed up the process here). Then, dust some flour on the countertop & place dough on top. Cover & let rest for 15 mins.
✅Roll dough into a 10-inch round, then rub in salt, brush the dough with oil & top with chopped scallions. Using a rolling pin, slightly roll to press in the scallions so they stick to the dough. Cut the dough into 6 parts by leaving the middle part untouched, like the shape of a sun. Bring one part to the middle, then overlap the second part on the top until you finish all the parts. Seal the last part to the bottom of the dough 👀🎥
✅To cook the bread, place dough in a pan (no heat). Wet your palm with water & slightly press to flatten the dough, then top with sesame seeds. Flip & repeat. Aim for a 10-inch bread. Turn heat to low-med & cook for ~13mins. Flip, place a lid over & continue to cook for another 12mins or until the dough is fully cooked. Serve warm with sweet potatoes & chickpeas curry as a dip.
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