Peking Duck Pancakes

Peking Duck Pancakes

These Chinese pancakes have a special destination in the Peking Duck recipe. I had no idea until I tasted and they do have a special charm when you serve the fresh pancakes greased with Plum Sauce and delicious pieces of duck. I also tried them at the restaurant but, to be honest, the ones at home are much better. They smell like sesame oil and they are tastier. Of course, you can use them like any simple tortilla bread, if you want, not necessarily with the Peking Duck.

These pancakes are very similar to the Indian Flat Bread (Roti), only they are a bit more elastic.


White flour
250 g
Boiling water
300 ml
boiling hot
1 tsp
Sesame oil
50 ml

Step by step

Step 1

In a deep bowl, mix the flour with the salt.

Pour hot boiling water and mix at high speed with a spoon or spatula.

Peking Duck Pancakes - Step 1
Step 2

I recommend not touching it immediately. Keep mixing the dough with a spoon until it cools down a bit.

Peking Duck Pancakes - Step 2
Step 3

Turn the dough out onto the slightly floured table and knead carefully (it may still be hot).

A very nice and elastic dough will come out, like play-doh.

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Step 4

Cover with plastic wrap and let rest for 30-60 minutes.

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Step 5

After this time, dust the table with flour and cut the dough into about 20 equal pieces, about the size of a walnut.

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Step 6

Shape the pieces into small balls. Use flour, as the dough might be a bit sticky after it has rested.

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Step 7

Now take 2 balls and flatten with your fingers.

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Step 8

Brush one of them with sesame oil.

Peking Duck Pancakes - Step 8
Step 9

Overlap the 2 flatbreads, pressing lightly with your hands.

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Step 10

With a rolling pin, roll out into a thin sheet the 2 flat breads glued to each other. Add some more flour so that they don't stick to the table.

Peking Duck Pancakes - Step 10
Step 11

Meanwhile, heat a pan without oil and place the pancake in it.

Cook over medium heat on both sides.

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Step 12

In the same way, shape and cook the rest of the pancakes.

Along the way, pile them on top of each other and cover with a towel, to keep warm and steamy.

Peking Duck Pancakes - Step 12
Step 13

You need the sesame oil because you will break down these big flatbreads into 2 thinner ones - see the picture.

Each pancake will be soft on one side and more cooked on the other one.

Peking Duck Pancakes - Step 13
Step 14

I recommend making the pancakes right before serving. Serve hot immediatelly, they harden when they cool. Of course, they can be reheated, but they still won't be as fresh.


Peking Duck Pancakes - Step 14
Quantity: 20 pieces
Prep time: 30 min
Difficulty: easy
Ready in: 60 min
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