Oven baked Chinese bread: Shaobing
Recipe type: Chinese bread
  • Plain flour
  • dry yeast
  • salt
  • sesame paste
  • toasted sesame
  1. Prepare the dough as indicated in the main text of the post.
  2. Knead the dough well, and leave for one hour or wait for it fully raised.
  3. Dissolve 3 tablespoons of sesame paste in 1 tablespoon of water and 2/3 teaspoon of salt.
  4. Divide the dough into smaller portions, around 4-5cm wide, around 7-8cm long, and about 3cm thick.
  5. Roll the small dough into a flat sheet. (0.5cm thick, maybe)
  6. Spread prepared sesame mix on the flat sheet.
  7. Roll up the ‘sheet’ tightly.
  8. Place the roll ‘standing’ on the board, use both hands to hold each end of the ‘roll’, and twist as many rounds as you can.
  9. Use your palm to press the top of ‘twisted’ roll down the bottom.
  10. Sprinkle toasted sesames on top of the ‘dough’, enough to cover the top surface, and press them well into it.
  11. Place well prepared shao bing into pre-heated oven for 15-18min.
Recipe by Cooking Simple Chinese food at Home at http://cookingsimplechinesefoodathome.com/2011/05/14-chinese-bakery-shaobing.html