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Saturday, April 28, 2012

Shanghai Pancakes


Who love Shanghai Pancakes?  I know my family and I do.  Whenever there's Chinese Wedding dinner, sometimes the restaurant will serve Shanghai Pancakes with Creamy Almond or Peanut Soup as dessert.  The 'soup' is very thick and slightly sweetened.  It tastes absolutely delicious with these pancakes.  The pancakes has a very crispy thin crust with lovely layer of lotus paste filling.  We love eating it as it is, without the creamy almond soup.

I've never make these pancakes and I don't have the recipe for it either.  I cheated since I have the puff pastry in my freezer and some left over lotus paste.  I thought what can I do with it that is fast and with less hassle.  Hmm..Shanghai Pancake came to mind.  How hard can it be right, in making these pancakes?  Of course, since I cheated, it's very easy indeed...I just need to pan fry it and voila, it's done!  Here's how I cheated...as long as you have the puff pastry and lotus paste, you are good to go.

Take a sheet of puff pastry, give a generous slab of lotus paste on first half of the puff sheet, then fold the other half over it.  Press all sides to ensure it's 'secured' and shallow pan fry it to golden perfection.  While it's hot, cut it into strips of rectangles and serve immediately with a cup of hot tea! Wonderful tea-time snack for anyone! Lovely.




I foresee that in near future, I shall substitute the lotus paste with kaya (local coconut egg jam).  Yumzz.. can almost taste it already.


20 comments:

  1. great pan cakes I love this

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  2. This is truly a fantastic idea! Never thought of using the Lotus paste this way! Great post! Will definitely making these yummy pancakes! Thanks for sharing! Will hop over your space again! Have a nice weekend! :)

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  3. Boil some red bean tong shui, with this lovely pancakes, and you can imagine yourself in a Chinese restaurant! Of course, would not be complete, if the round table are not filled with your guests, us, of course!!!

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  4. Just feels like biting on to one...looks delicious!

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  5. Yum, these pancakes look delicious! Flaky and savory filling, good eats!

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  6. I ve never tasted anything like this but I already love it!!

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  7. aiyoh i love shanghai pancake! this is memang a clever shortcut way. quick & nice to eat!

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  8. these look like date pancakes = yummy!

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  9. These sound wonderful and I have never had them. I'll have to do an ingredient check next time I'm at our local Asian market. I'd like to taste these. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary

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  10. Kaya Shanghai pancakes will be very interesting to eat. Your pancake looks very flaky and yummy :D

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  11. These sound wonderful. I would love to try these. A cup of tea and a sweet comforting snack as this would be divine. Blessings, Catherine xo

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  12. great pancakes! love ur recipes here.. am ur latest follower :)

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  13. This looks great! Thank you for your comment on my blog, that is not rice is polenta!

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  14. Thank you my dears! My hats off to the creator of shanghai pancakes..it is delightfully flaky and light! Just love them and I'm glad you like it too!

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  15. many times i'll also be looking forward to this dessert in dinners if they have. That's a clever way of using puff pastry to make these pancakes!

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  16. wow ! this looks yummy !!!

    I love the crisp look of the puff pastry !

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