Chinese Sesame Bread With Scallions
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp sugar
1 tsp vegetable oil plus additional for oiling pan
1 tsp salt
1 cup lukewarm water
1 tsp instant yeast
1 cup chopped scallions
4 tbsp white sesame seeds
In a large bowl, add flour, sugar, oil, salt, water, yeast. Using the dough hook attachment of your stand mixer, combine ingredients until dough comes together and then knead on low speed for 2-3 minutes. The dough will be quite sticky. You can also do this by hand, which is how I did it.
Lightly grease another large bowl. Gather dough and place into the greased bowl. Cover with plastic wrap and let the dough rest in a warm place until it doubles in size, about 1 hour.
Lightly flour a large pastry board or flat surface. Roll dough out. Spread scallions across the surface. Then, roll the dough back up, with the scallions folded on the inside. Form the roll into a spiral. Carefully use the rolling pin on the spiral, rolling and flattening until it becomes a large round disc.
Sprinkle both sides with sesame seeds, so that the exterior has a sesame crust. I used about 2 tbsp per side. Let dough rest for about 20 minutes.
Using an oversized pot or pan, add oil and preheat. Once the oil is hot, slide your bread into the pot/pan. Cook each side for about 7 minutes on medium high heat until both top and bottom develop a brown crust and the inside is fully cooked. Slice and serve. Bread is best enjoyed warm.