[Live Event] Yeasted Scallion Pancakes 葱油烧饼

Join my live yeasted scallion pancakes demo

I’m doing my first ever virtual live cooking demo tomorrow, Thursday, August 6 at 5 PM EDT! With the support of my friends at Yale Food + Drink, a group of food enthusiasts from my beloved alma mater, I’ll be showing you live how to make yeasted scallion pancakes 葱油烧饼 (cōng yóu shāo bǐng).

This is a hearty, delicious northern Chinese-style 烧饼 shāo bǐng or flatbread popular for breakfast or with a meal. They’re golden and crusty on the outside, tender and layered on the inside. Compared to the scallion pancakes you may know from your local Chinese restaurant, these are more tender, heartier, and richer. The dough is really forgiving to work with, so it’s also perfect for beginners.

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Ahead of my big live-stream debut, I recorded a video preview of how to make the scallion pancake dough in a food processor. Please check it out… it’s my first video where I actually appear on screen!



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Yale alumni and affiliates, please join us at Yale Food + Drink on Facebook to watch the recorded live stream. I’ve also uploaded it to Youtube.

Join my live yeasted scallion pancakes demo
Yeasted Scallion Pancakes

Scallion Shao Bing (Chinese Yeasted Scallion Pancakes) 葱油烧饼

Shao Bing are a hearty flatbread perfect for any meal. These are a yeasted version of scallion pancakes. The dough needs 30-60 minutes to rise before moving on to the other steps, which I'll be showing live on Thursday, August 6 at 5 PM EDT. Sign up at tinyurl.com/yalefoodamy
Prep Time 10 minutes
Resting Time 30 minutes
Course Breakfast, 主食, 早餐
Cuisine Chinese
Servings 4 pancakes
Calories 291 kcal



  • 260 g all purpose flour replace up to half with white whole wheat flour, 2 cups (plus more for work surface) 中筋面粉,260克
  • 185 g warm water 100°F = 38°C, ¾ cup 温水,185克
  • 1 tsp active dry yeast or ¾ tsp instant yeast 小沐,3克(1茶勺)
  • 1 tsp sugar 白糖,3克(1茶勺)
  • 4 scallions (green onions) small, finely minced (approx 1/2 cup minced)
  • sesame oil to taste 芝麻油,适量
  • salt to taste 食用盐,少许
  • white pepper or black pepper, Chinese five spice powder, to taste 白胡椒,少许
  • 1 Tbsp neutral cooking oil like canola or avocado 菜油,适量


  • Combine sugar, yeast, and warm water. Stir thoroughly so the yeast granules dissolve. Let sit for 5-10 minutes until activated (a thin layer of bubbles form on the top)
  • Put flour into the bowl of a large food processor. Turn on the food processor and slowly stream in the yeast water mixture in the feed tube until a ball forms. Pulse a few more times so flour is thoroughly combined
    Add yeast and water to the food processor and run it until the dough forms a ball
  • Transfer dough ball to a covered mixing bowl and let rest for 30 minutes – 1 hour until at least doubled in size
    Risen dough for yeasted scallion pancakes
  • Watch the rest of the demo live to watch me knead, roll out, shape, and fry the dough live! Sign up at https://tinyurl.com/yalefoodamy
    Join my live yeasted scallion pancakes demo


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      Amy L

      Correct! I use about 1 small scallion per pancake. The ones in the video were enormous, and it was closer to half. About 2 Tbsp minced scallions per pancake

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