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dan bing

Dan Bing Taiwanese Egg Crepe

Course Main Dish
Cuisine Chinese
Prep Time 45 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 12 dan bings

Ingredients

Ingredients for Dan Bing

  • 280 g plain flour
  • 140 g strong white bread flour
  • 320 ml water 65 degrees celsius
  • 2 spring onions
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp sugar demerara or caster

Other ingredients

  • 1 egg to each dan bing
  • 1 cheddar cheese can be other cheese, grate it
  • 2 ham 2 slices of ham to 1 dan bing

Instructions

  1. Mix plain flour, bread flour, salt and sugar in a mixing bowl.
  2. Slowly pour the 65-degree C water into step 1 and stir with a fork or chopsticks at the same time.
  3. After the flour and the water have totally combined together use both of your hands to knead the dough for 3-5 minutes then make it into a ball. Leave it in a mixing bowl, cover with a couple sheets of cling film and leave for at least 30 minutes.
  4. After 30 minutes, divide the dough into 70g small balls.
  5. Beat an egg and leave it aside.
  6. Heat up a thin layer of oil in a frying pan at low to medium fire.
  7. Brush a thin layer of oil on the worktop. Then place your small ball of dough on top and brush a thin layer of oil on the top of the dough. Use a rolling pin to flatten the dough to as thin as possible.
  8. Fry step 7 in the frying pan and make sure both sides are slightly golden in colour.
  9. Use a spatula to lift the step 8 crepe up and pour the egg in and put the crepe on top.
  10. If you make basic Dan bing then all you need to do is flip the dan bing again, which is egg side on top and you can just use spatula to roll it, then that’s ready to serve. Once it’s cooled down a little bit then slice it before serving. You can serve this dan bing with soy sauce or thick soy sauce.
  11. If you want to make ham and cheese flavour of dan bing then you need to flip it to become egg side on top and put ham in the middle and then sprinkle grated cheese on top of ham. Then roll it with spatula. Once the dan bing has cooled down a little bit then slice it before serving.