Hotteok Time

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!

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The recipe is adapted from Maangchi

Dough :

1cup lukewarm water

2tbsp sugar

2tsp active dried yeast

1/4tsp salt

1tbsp canola oil

  1. 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.
  2. Cover the bowl and leave it for an hour. Let the yeast work it’s magic.
  3. An hour later, you will get a super high rise dough. Love it!
  4. Now, all you need to do it’s to punch out all the air pocket.
  5. Cover the bowl again, and let it sit for another 10-20 minutes.

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Filling:

Brown Sugar

Chopped Pecan

Cinnamon Powder

  1. 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.
  2. Heat up your non-stick pan over medium heat and add some vegetable oil.
  3. Place 1 ball on the pan and let it cook for 30 seconds.
  4. 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
  5. Let it cook about 1 minute until the bottom is golden brown.
  6. Turn it over again and turn down the heat very low
  7. Place the lid on the pan and cook 1 more minute. The brown sugar filling mixture will be melted to syrup!