Today I’m making Hotteokk!
Hotteokk is a street food often sold in the winter, it’s a yeast leavened dough, filled with a brown sugar and cinnamon mix then fried in oil and flattened.
It’s crispy on the outside and chewy on the inside. The liquid cinnamony sugar is delicious and warms you up during a cold winter walk! Some vendors open up the pancake and fill it with seeds for some texture.
It’s super easy to make yourself, recipe below!
Recipe for dough:
1 cup flour
1/2 cup sweet rice flour (sub with normal flour if you haven’t got it, sweet rice flour makes the pancake chewier)
1 sachet of instant dry yeast
1 cup warm milk
1 tbs flavourless oil
1 tbs sugar
1 tsp salt
1 cup dark brown sugar
1 tsp cinnamon
Sift flour and add yeast, sugar, salt, oil and milk. Bring it together with a spatula until mixed, it’ll be sticky but will come of your hand. Cover with cling film and rest for an hour in a warm place until doubled in size.
Mix the filling together.
After an hour, shape the dough into a round ball with your hand, try not to knock too much air out. Cover and rest for another 20 mins.
Oil hands and take a bigger than golf size ball and flatten on your hand. Make a well and fill with 2-3 tsp of sugar mix. Pinch the ends together and twist, closing the ball. Rest on a oiled plate until you used all the dough.
Heat a pan with plenty of oil. Add dough balls seam down and flatten a bit with your palm and let it turn golden brown. Flip then press down with a potato masher until flat. Fry for a few mins until golden all over and take out. Make sure the pancakes have enough space and don’t touch each other.
Eat once it’s cooled down a bit, otherwise that stuff is like napalm.
You can add Nutella as a filling or cheese!