Weight Watchers Recipes

Chinese-Style Savoury Stuffed Breakfast Pancakes

Pancakes filled with a mix of scrambled tofu and veggies! These Chinese-Style Savoury Stuffed Breakfast Pancakes are wrapped in homemade dough and pan-fried. These can be made beforehand and stored to be enjoyed anytime!


 US CustomaryMetric 1x2x3xDough2 cups all-purpose flour3/4 tsp salt3/4 cup warm water , plus 1 tbsp water1 tsp neutral oilFilling
    Tofu1 lb extra firm tofu1 tsp turmeric powder3/4 tsp black salt or regular saltVeggies Mix1 cup finely shredded carrots1 cup chopepd scallions1/2 cup diced red bell peppers1/2 tsp salt1/4 tsp 5 spice powder optional but highly recommended1 tsp roasted sesame seeds1 tbsp toasted sesame oil for the vegetable mixSesame oil or other oil for cookingFor cooking1 tbsp neutral oil , for 2 pancakes1 tbsp water , for each pancakeINSTRUCTIONS
     For the DoughAdd in the flour and salt into a mixing bowl. Mix.svg%3ECreate a well in the center of the bowl and pour in the warm water.CHIVE PIES FLOUR 2Use a wooden spoon or spatula to mix the flour and water. Once the dough starts to come together, add in 1 tsp of oil.CHIVE PIES FLOUR 3Use your hands to mix the bits of dough. You can also use a stand mixer if you have one. Knead together for several minutes. If the dough is a bit dry, add a splash of water.Screenshot 2020 08 18 Chinese Chive Pies Vegan Recipe4Keep kneading until you have a smooth ball of dough.CHIVE PIES FLOUR 6Shape the dough into a ball, then place it in a bowl.Screenshot 2020 08 18 Chinese Chive Pies Vegan Recipe1Cover it with a damp towel and let it rest for 30 minutes.CHIVE PIES FLOUR 8FillingDrain excess liquid from your tofu. I like to do this by wrapping the tofu in a towel and pressing down with a heavy surface. Mash the tofu afterwards then set aside.Heat a pan. Add in 2 tbsp sesame or other oil. When the oil is hot, add in the scallions, bell peppers, and carrots. Season with some salt, sesame seeds, and chinese 5 spice (optional). Cook over medium high heat for 4-5 minutes until the carrots are tender. Add in a bit more sesame oil. Adjust seasoning based on desired taste.chinese vegan stuffed breakfast pancakes vegan 7In the same pan, add in the tofu. Mix in turmeric and black salt or other salt. Mix until well incorporated and tofu is yellow. Leave to cook for a few minutes until excess water from the tofu has evaporated. Turn off heat and then mix the tofu and carrot mix together.Leave filling to cool while you prepare the wrappers.chinese vegan stuffed breakfast pancakes vegan 1Making the wrappersYou can watch the video below to see a complete step-by-step on how to make the wrappers.Add some flour on your work surface. Take the dough out of the bowl and knead it a few times.Punch hole in the middle of the dough and then create a donut shape. Slowly stretch.chinese vegan stuffed breakfast pancakes vegan 8Slice the dough into 8 pieces. Roll or shape each piece of dough into a ball. Cover the dough with a towel to prevent from drying while you work on one at a time.chinese vegan stuffed breakfast pancakes vegan 2To make a wrapper, press down on the ball of dough and lightly flatten it over the surface. Sprinkle a little flour on top and lightly coat your rolling pin with some flour as well.While holding both ends of the rolling pin, roll out the dough by moving the pin forward and backward. Rotate the dough 90 degrees and repeat the movement.Continue to roll out the dough until you have a wrapper that’s around 5-5 ½ inches in diameter. If you can’t make them into a perfectly round shape, that’s okay! Mine weren’t perfect but I was still able to properly fold these together. It really takes some time and practice to get a hang of making wrappers.chinese vegan stuffed breakfast pancakes vegan 3Place the rolled out wrappers on a tray and cover with a dry towel to prevent them from drying out. Roll out the rest of the dough.Take a rolled out piece of wrapper and place around 1/3-1/2 cup of filling into the center.chinese vegan stuffed breakfast pancakes vegan 9Crease the edges and pinch with your fingers. Twist to seal and then carefully press it down to flatten. See video for a visual guide. Afterwards, place back the pancake on the tray and cover with a dry towel to prevent it from drying out. Repeat for the rest of the wrappers.chinese vegan stuffed breakfast pancakes vegan 4Cooking the pancakesHeat a pan (with a lid), add in 1 tbsp of oil (for every 2 pancakes). When hot, add in the pancakes and lightly press down. Leave to cook over medium heat for 4-5 minutes until it has a golden brown crust. Flip over and leave to cook for another 4-5 until golden brown.chinese vegan stuffed breakfast pancakes vegan 5Prepare the lid of your pan. Using the lid as protection, carefully pour 2 tbsp of water (1 tbsp for each pancake) into the pan and then immediately cover to prevent it from splashing due to the heat.Leave to cook in the steam, until the water has evaporated, around 5-6 minutes. Take out the pies and repeat this step for the remaining ones. Enjoy while hot! See storage tips in the notes below.

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