STREAMING NOW: No Reservations

Want more from Genius Kitchen?

Watch on your Apple TV, Roku, or Fire TV and your iOS, Fire, or Android device.

Learn More
“Serve in dim sum house or congee”
20 pieces

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Sift flour and Crisco vegetable shortening into a large bowl. Pour in the boiling water gradually and mix with a fork.
  2. Rub together with fingers while the flour is still warm. Cover and let stand for 10 minutes.
  3. Flour a flat surface and knead a few times and divide into 20 pieces.
  4. Roll out one piece into a 6" circle with the edges slightly thinner than the middle. Sprinkle all over with a good salt and chopped chives and press in with your fingers. With both hands, pick of the sides nearest you and roll the cake up away from you (like a jellyroll). The dough should now be in a cylindrical shape. Pinch the ends closed and roll towards each other until the dough is ball-shaped. Gently roll the ball out until it's about 6" across. Repeat for each piece of dough.
  5. Lightly brush oil on each side. Heat a heavy, flat frying pan until hot.
  6. Fry the cakes over low heat, covered, for 4 or 5 minutes or until spotted brown. Turnover and fry the other side. Remove and drain on a paper towel.

Watch more

Join the Conversation

  • all
  • reviews
  • tweaks
  • q & a