For some reason I just adore Korean cuisine. And I always crave for it when it’s cold or gloomy weather. The weather in Dubai been quite gloomy for the past 2 days and all I can think of is a hot piping Hotteok with a cup of peppermint tea.
Hotteok, 호떡 is a variety filled Korean pancake and is a popular street food of Korea. It is a very simple recipe with simple ingredients and it’s fun to make cause you can be creative with the fillings.
The hotteok that I prepared was with simple brown sugar and chopped pecan with a hint of cinnamon filling. It’s so comforting… I just want to wear my PJ, cuddle in bed with a hotteok and tea now!
The recipe is adapted from Maangchi
1cup lukewarm water
2tsp active dried yeast
1tbsp canola oil
- Mix all the above ingredients in a big bowl. I know the mixture it’s gonna be wet but it’s ok. It’s supposed to be.
- Cover the bowl and leave it for an hour. Let the yeast work it’s magic.
- An hour later, you will get a super high rise dough. Love it!
- Now, all you need to do it’s to punch out all the air pocket.
- Cover the bowl again, and let it sit for another 10-20 minutes.
- Mix it all in a bowl and set aside.Once the dough is ready, split the dough into 8 pieces. Take 1 dough ball, flatten it, put some filling in the center of the dough, and then seal it to make a ball.
- Heat up your non-stick pan over medium heat and add some vegetable oil.
- Place 1 ball on the pan and let it cook for 30 seconds.
- When the bottom of the dough ball is light golden brown, turn it over and press the dough with a spatula to make a thin and wide circle
- Let it cook about 1 minute until the bottom is golden brown.
- Turn it over again and turn down the heat very low
- Place the lid on the pan and cook 1 more minute. The brown sugar filling mixture will be melted to syrup!