Ever since entering the last month of my pregnancy, I’ve almost seized cooking something creative. Just preparing very simple homy dishes everyday, cause it felt tired (I am lazy) to spend hours standing up and chopping ingredients.
Yesterday marked my due day, and yes it was also the San Valentine’s Day! I’ve never been a person, who is willing to celebrate this day seriously. However since it was such a landmark for this pregnancy and it was supposed to be romantic, I’ve decided to roll up my sleeves and prepare something nice for my family. Meanwhile hoping that the efforts can help induce labor.
I’ve been craving for some home-made buns for a while, so I’ve decided to make some using a simple and zero-kneading recipe. And to spice things up a bit, I made two kinds of buns using the same dough: flatbread with sesame & scallion pancakes!
- All purpose flour: 3 cups
- Vegetable oil: 3 tablespoons
- Dry yeast: 1 teaspoon
- A pinch of salt
- Water: a little bit more than 1 cup (adjust depends on your dough)
- Mix all the ingredients together and form into a dough. Let it rest for 40 minutes.
- Take the dough and divide it into small pieces (I had in total 6 smaller doughs, 3 for each buns), and rub each one into a ball.
Flatbread with sesame
– Roll the ball into a round flat shape bread, sprinkle some water then the sesame on the surface.
– Cook it on a pan using low heat. Flip the bread from time to time.
– Roll the ball into a long oval shape paste, drizzle some oil, salt, pepper and sprinkle some chopped green onion.
– Slice the paste using a knife without completely cutting off the ends. Then roll up the paste and twist the head and tail ends in different direction to have a hemp rope shape.
– Roll up from one end towards the other then flatten it.
– Sizzle the pancakes on medium-low heat on each side to get a brown color surface. Then cover the pan and cook for 6-8 minutes.
Hope this recipe is going to bring joy to your table as well. I think it is a great idea to have different kinds of bread made from the same dough. It seems that we put extra efforts on it but in reality it saves our time and energies. So why not give it a try!