I’ve always wondered how this unique disc-shaped like snack called hotteok 호떡 (sweet Korean pancake) would taste like. Would it taste as heavenly as so many has spoken about? Finally couldn’t take it any longer with all the guessing, I decided to try make them myself. Oh baby, I did not regret this decision at all! In South Korea, this street snack can be found in places like Insadong and Myeondong area. Update: I got to sample various hotteoks during my visit to South Korea in 2014.
So yummy man!
This also mark my last food post for 2013. Thank you to all my avid readers (I hope I have some??). May the new year 2014 brings you lots of joy, happiness and great health. I had many fun days trying out recipes from various sources and the list never end. I’ll share more with you gals and guys next year. Good bye 2013 and I welcome 2014 with happy heart. Happy New Year!!!
Now let’s cook. 🙂
Let the dough rise covered with cling wrap or a pot cover at room temperature for 1 hour.
Serve piping hot!
Hotteok is SUPER delicious and heavenly. I never expected that! Love it love it love it! The sweetness is just right for this recipe. Everyone in my family love this snack. We were basically fighting for the last piece! I think I need to make 2 batches next time. 🙂
Hoddeok (Hotteok) – Sweet Korean Pancake
Adapted from maangchi.com
Yields 8 pieces
2 cups all purpose flour
1 cup lukewarm water
2 teaspoons dry yeast
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
2 tablespoons white sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 tablespoons chopped walnuts (or other nuts you have in stock)
1 teaspoon cinnamon powder
1. In a mixing bowl, add lukewarm water, white sugar, yeast, salt and vegetable oil. Stir well.
2. Add all purpose flour into the mixing bowl and mix with a rice scoop or by hand.
3. Let the dough rise. Let it sit with lid closed (use cling wrap or a pot cover) at room temperature for 1 hour.
4. After an hour, dough will rise to double its size. Knead it to remove the gas bubbles in the dough.
5. Let it rise for another 10-20 minutes.
6. For the filling, mix brown sugar, cinnamon powder and chopped walnuts in a bowl. Mix well.
Be creative and make your own fillings with your favourite ingredients such as other nuts or mozzarella cheese.
7. Now knead the dough to release the gas bubbles again.
8. Spread some flour on the cutting board and your hand. Place the dough on the board and knead it. Then cut into 8 equal-sized balls.
9. Take 1 dough ball, flatten it and put some filling in the center of the dough and then seal it to make a ball. If it’s sticky add some flour to the ball and your fingers. Repeat this 7 times to make 8 stuffed balls. Don’t be stingy with the fillings, you’ll thanks me later. 😉
10. Heat up the non-stick pan over medium head and add some vegetable oil.
11. Place 1 ball on the pan and let it cook for 30 seconds. Once the bottom side is light golden brown, turn it over and press the dough with a spatula to make a thin and wide circle (about the size of a CD).
12. Cook for about a minute until bottom is golden brown. Turn it over again and turn down the heat to low.
13. Place a lid on the pan and cook for 1 more minute. The brown sugar filling mixture will be melted to syrup. Serve hot!