a food processor fitted with the metal blade,
place the 3 cups flour. With the processor motor
running, pour the boiling water through the
feed tube in a slow, steady stream. When the
dough starts to pull away from the sides of
the work bowl in 5-10 seconds, add the cold
water. Continue to process until the dough comes
together in a rough ball, about 15 seconds.
If the dough is sticky, add a little more flour
and continue processing for 30 seconds longer.
out the dough onto a lightly floured work surface.
Knead until smooth, soft, elastic and no longer
sticky, 1 - 2 minutes, dusting lightly with
flour if needed to reduce stickiness. Gather
the dough into a ball, place in a lightly oiled
bowl and turn to coat lightly on all sides.
Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and let rest
for 30 minutes.
out the dough onto a lightly floured surface.
Knead only until smooth and no longer sticky,
1 - 2 minutes. Cut the dough into 4 equal pieces.
Roll out 1 piece into a 10-12-inch round about
1/8 inch thick. Evenly brush the top with a
thin film of about 1 teaspoon sesame oil. Sprinkle
1/4 teaspoon of the coarse salt and 1 1/2 teaspoons
of the green onion evenly over the round. Starting
from one side, roll up tightly and pinch the
ends to seal in the onions. Anchor one end and
wind the long roll around it into a flat spiral
coil. Tuck the end under and press the coil
to flatten slightly. Roll out the coil into
a pancake 7-8 inches in diameter and about 1/4
inch thick. Cover with a kitchen towel. Repeat
with the remaining dough.
fry the pancakes, heat a 9-inch frying pan over
medium heat. When hot, add enough of the peanut
oil to coat the bottom with a 1/8-inch layer.
When the oil is medium-hot, add 1 pancake, cover
and fry, shaking the pan occasionally, until
the bottom is golden brown and crisp, about
2 minutes. Using a wide spatula, turn the pancake
over; if the pan is dry, add a little more oil.
Re-cover and continue to fry, shaking the pan
occasionally, until the second side is golden
brown and crisp, about 2 minutes longer.
the cover, slide the pancake onto a cutting
board and cut into wedges. Transfer to a serving
dish and serve at once, or keep warm while you
fry the remaining pancakes.