This is a Chinese style Red Bean Paste Pancake that normally serves in Chinese Dim Sum restaurants. However, over the years, I have found them harder to find. Most of the ingredients are very easy to get from supermarkets and the ready-made red bean paste can be bought from most Chinese supermarkets. Of course, if you don’t like red bean paste, you could get black sesame paste instead. Or try using Nutella!
This Red Bean Paste pancake is not those crisps pancake you might have in mind. The pancake skin is soft and smooth, with a creamy flavour. It is easy to wrap with the filling. The sweet filling works well for anyone with a sweet tooth.
- 225g plain flour
- 1 egg
- 120ml evaporated milk
- 300ml water
- 1 pack of red bean paste
- Mix the egg, evaporated milk and water together.
- Add the flour slowly and mix well. The mixture should be quite runny.
- Heat the non-stick pan with oil.
- Pour in a ladle of batter and swirl pan to form a round pancake. Repeat till all the batter is used up.
- You can either spread the red bean paste in the pancake, wrap up like an envelope and seal the edge with batter in the pan or without the pan. I prefer to put the red bean paste on to the pancake while it is in the pan as it is much easier for me to handle the pancake.
- Heat up the pan and fry pancakes until golden brown on both side.
So next time, instead of having American or English style pancakes, why not try these Chinese style Red Bean Paste pancakes instead. It might not be everyone’s cup of tea but red bean paste is very delicious. It is one of my favourite beans. I love red bean soup and red bean ice cream. It is very unique. If you happen to be in Singapore, do try red bean soup! It should be available in most food courts!